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Ruth Yamamoto

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Ruth Yamamoto (BA, University of Hawaii; MEd, Marymount University; PhD, Walden University studying improvisation in higher education).

Ruth is a teaching artist, scholar practitioner, improvisational consultant, and author. For over 25years, Ruth taught theatre arts at the K-12 level in Virginia and Maryland. Currently, she teaches improvisation at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and Anne Arundel Community College. Her work at PGCC is through the Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally (SAGE) program where she teaches improvisation at two senior adult facilities.

Ruth worked professionally as the production manager of The Kitchen, NY: a center for dance, music, film and the performing arts. As a professional actor, she is a member of AFTRA/SAG. She acted professionally for Asian Stories In America (A.S.I.A.) and at Theater for Young People in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her resume includes credits as director, stage manager, lighting designer, stage electrician, and actor for stage and film in the DC area.

As a member of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP), Dr. Yamamoto presented at two of the association’s annual conferences. As a member of the Applied Improvisation Network, she presented at the 2017 annual conference on her work with senior adults and creative aging.


MEd, , Marymount University

BA, , University of Hawaii

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