Ruth Pongstaphone

Director & Designer

Bangkok . New York . Berlin

 

GALLERY

2011 ARCO

The Park Ave Armory

New music concert by Sympho for Tune-In Festival

Produced by SYMPHO

Composed by Paul Haas, Paul Fowler and Bora Yoon

Staging & visual design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2012 TOWER

Anne Hamilton’s Tower

New music concert at Oliver Ranch Foundation, Geyserville

Produced by SYMPHO

Composed by Paul Haas, Christopher Bono and Bora Yoon

Staging & visual design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(California)

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2011 Three €9 Opera
Hildburghausen Market
Script workshop and Street theatre performance
Music directed by Justin Ciuche
Written & Directed by Ruth Pongstaphone
(Germany)
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2010 Das ImaginareLand

Stadttheatre Hildburghausen

An original new play with music

Written & directed by Ruth Pongstaphone

Music by Florian Kirner, Tilo Schafer, Johanna Rau & Stefan Schramm

Performed by The Kunstbrauerei Ensemble

(Germany)

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2010 “untitledLEAR

Alliance Francais

An original adaptation of King Lear by William Shakespeare

Written & directed by Ruth Pongstaphone

Performed by Ralph Cotteril, May Thet Zaw & ensemble

(Yangon, Myanmar)

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2009 Lilit Pralor

Patravadi Theatre

A Contemporary Thai Musical Drama

Written, Directed & Performed by Patravadi Medjudhon

and the Patravadi Theatre Repertory Company

Costumes Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Bangkok)

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2009 Book of Ghosts

Patravadi Theatre

Solo performance

Created by Patravadi Medjudhon for the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Directed by Danny Yung

Costume Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Bangkok)

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2009 Maya Bar

Hilton Millenium Hotel

Contemporary cabaret performance & venue

Produced & Directed by Patravadi Medjudhon

Designed by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Bangkok)

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2009 Lightening At Our Feet

BAM : Brooklyn Academy of Music

New Music Opera Premier & Tour

Produced by Ridge Theater

Directed by Bob McGrath

Composed by Michael Gordon

Costumes Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2009 Metamorphosis

Alliance Francais

An original adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis,

Written & Directed by Ruth Pongstaphone

Performed by students of the Alliance Français

Curated by - Nyein Linhtet for Theatre of the Disturbed

(Yangon, Myanmar)

2009 SpaceDance Thailand

Suan Silp Baan Din Art Center

Butoh Workshop & Performance

Produced by Dhamma Theatre West Inc.

Directed & Designed by Ruth Pongstaphone

Created & Choregraphed by - Tetsuro Fukuhara

(Thailand)

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2008 SpaceDance Tokyo

The Park Ave Armory, New York, NY

Composed by Paul Haas, Paul Fowler and Bora Yoon

Staging & visual design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Japan

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2007 Trinity Test : Part One

United Nations (Bangkok)

An Original Dance Theatre Opera

Commissioned for UNESCAP 60th Anniversary

Written, Directed & Designed by Ruth Pongstaphone

Music Composed by Ellen Reid

(Thailand)

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2007 Henryk Gorecki

BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music

Performance of the symphonic work of Henryk Gorecki

Directed by Bob McGrath

Performed by Nathalie Paulin & Orchestra

Costumes Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

2005 Chalawan

A Likay Musical

Patravadi Theatre

A Contemporary Thai Likay Musical

Written & Directed by Patravadi Medjudhon

Composed by Anand Narkkong

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

Performed by The Patravadi Theatre Repertory Company

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2006 The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

Kasser Theatre

A New Music Opera by David Lang,

Created by Ridge Theater

Directed by Bob McGrath

Costumes Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2006 Anatomy Theatre

MASS MOCA

New Music Opera

Created by Ridge Theater

Directed by Bob McGrath

Composed by David Lang

Costumes Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Massachusetts)

2005 Shelter

BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music

New Music Opera by Bang On A Can

Created with Ridge Theater

Directed by Bob McGrath

Performed by Trio Medieval

Costumes Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

2005

Second Visit to the Empress

Lincoln Center & American Dance Festival

A Contemporary Chinese Dance Opera

Created by Shenwei Dance Arts

Directed & Choreographed by Shenwei

Costumes Designed & Created by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2005 PIMPA

Studio One : Patravadi Theatre

Original Contemporary Thai Dance Theatre

Scripted by Sirithorn Srichalakom & Ruth Pongstaphone

Performed & Choregraphed by Sirithorn Srichalakom

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Bangkok)

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2005 A Hall in the Palace of Pyrrhus

Ohio Theatre : SoHo Ice Factory Festival

Contemporary International Dance Theatre

Directed by Daniel Safer

Production Design & Creation by Ruth Pongstaphone

Performed by WRC Theatre Company

(New York)

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2005 Oedipus

Kasser Theatre

New Opera by Harry Partch

Created by Ridge Theater

Directed by Bob McGrath

Costumes Designed & Created by - Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2004 Blood on the Cat’s Neck

& Other Dances

Patravadi Theatre

Original adaptation of Fassbinder’s Blood on the Cat’s Neck

Created by WRC Theatre Co & The Patravadi Repertory Ensemble

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Bangkok)

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2004 Aladdin

The Musical Spectacular

Disneyland Hyperion Theatre

A New Disney Musical

Directed by Francesca Zambello

Character Make-up Creation by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2003 Roberto Zucco

Ohio Theatre : Koltes Festival

A Dance Theatre adaptation of Bernard Marie Koltes’ Roberto Zucco

Directed by Daniel Safer

Production Design & Creation by Ruth Pongstaphone

Choreographed by WRC Theatre Company

(New York)

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2002 Mr Kolpert

Dixon Place

A Contemporary play by David Geiselman

Directed by Daniel Safer

Performed by WRC Theatre Company

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2001 Katzelmacher

& Germany in Autumn

New York University

An Original dance theatre piece adapted from the works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

ETW, New York University, New York NY

Co-created by Ruth Pongstaphone & Daniel Safer

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2001 At Jennie Richie

Chicago Museum of Art

An original New Opera with performances at the

Chicago Museum of Modern Art, St Ann’s Wharehouse, The Kitchen &

Darmstadt Germany

Created by Ridge Theater

Directed by Bob McGrath

Composed by Julia Wolfe

Puppets & Special Costume pieces by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2001 Just As If

78th Street Lab

A Narrated work of documentary theatre based on the stories of the lives

of the people held as prisoners in Theresienstadt during the Holocaust

Written by Shelley Berke

Directed by Andrei Belgrader

Composed by Sergei Dreznin

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

2000 Roberto Zucco

Currican Theatre

Play by Bernard Marie Koltes

Directed by Daniel Safer

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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2000 Lobster Boy

Dixon Place

A New Musical Satire

Directed by Daniel Safer

Production & Costume Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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1999 Full Circle

American Repertory Theatre

Play by Charles Mee

Directed by Robert Woodruff

Puppet Creation & Make-up Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Massachusetts)

1998 Terror Firmer

TROMA Films

A film by TROMA

Directed by Loyd Kaufman

Head of Special Effects - Ruth Pongstaphone

(New York)

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1996 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

American Repertory Theatre

A New Opera based on the original film from 1920

Composed by John Moran

Directed by Bob McGrath

Character Make-up & Special Effects by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Massachusetts)

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1995 Day of Absence

Centerstage

Play by Douglas Turner Ward

Directed by Marion McClinton

Character Make-up Design by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Maryland)

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2006 Sarnthong

Patravadi Theatre

A Contemporary adaptation of a Thai Myth

Directed by Patravadi Medjudhon

Production Design & Creation by Ruth Pongstaphone

Performed by Manop Meejamrat

(Bangkok)

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2006 String of Fragmentation

Studio Nine, Patravadi Theatre

A Contemporary Thai Drama

Written and performed by Panisa Puvapiromquan

Directed & Designed by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Bangkok)

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2006 Carbon Copy Building

The Kitchen

New Music Opera by Bang On a Can

The Kitchen, New York NY

Produced by Ridge Theater

Directed by Bob McGrath

Costumes by Ruth Pongstaphone

(re-mounted production)

(New York)

1999 Charlie in the House of Rue

American Repertory Theatre

Story by Robert Coover

Directed by Bob McGrath

Character Make-up & Special Effects by Ruth Pongstaphone

(Massachusetts)

SYMPHO

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SYMPHO

Patravadi Theatre

Ridge Theatre

Hilton Millenium, Bangkok

Ridge Theatre

Ridge Theatre

Ridge Theatre

Ridge Theatre

Ridge Theatre

American Repertory Theatre

Centerstage

Disneyland

Patravadi Theatre

Witness Relocation Theatre Co

Witness Relocation Theatre Co

Witness Relocation Theatre Co

Witness Relocation Theatre Co

Witness Relocation Theatre Co

Witness Relocation Theatre Co

Witness Relocation Theatre Co

Patravadi Theatre

ShenWei DanceArts

Ridge Theatre

Patravadi Theatre

Patravadi Theatre

Ridge Theatre

Ridge Theatre

Dhamma Theatre West Inc

Dhamma Theatre  West Inc

Dhamma Theatre  West Inc

Dhamma Theatre  West Inc

Patravadi Theatre

Dhamma Theatre  West Inc

Dhamma Theatre  West Inc

Dhamma Theatre  West Inc

The Real FX Co

The Real FX Co

PORTFOLIO

2009 Man of LaMancha

Ratchadalai Theatre

AThai Musical Production adapted from the original musical play

Directed by Euthana Mukdasanit

Senior Costume Consultant Ruth Pongstaphone

(Thailand)