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Jerry Ruiz


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Jerry Ruiz is a director and writer based in NYC. His plays and adaptations have been produced and developed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Yale School of Drama, the Drama League New Directors/New Works Program, INTAR, Mixed Blood Theatre and Inkwell. Recent directing credits include the NYC premiere of "Enfrascada" by Tanya Saracho at Clubbed Thumb, the successful revival of the 1940s comedy "Love Goes to Press" at the Mint Theater, and the upcoming "Basilica," by Mando Alvarado at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. 2009-2011 Recipient of NEA Career Development Program for Directors Grant. MFA (Directing): UCSD. BA: Harvard University.

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Desert Highway Love Song

Desert Highway Love Song

Echo, a troubadour wandering through a seemingly endless desert trying to find his great lost love, steps into a saloon one night and meets an ill-fated young man, Rivers, who just wants his girl back. When their midnight serenade goes awry, Echo helps Rivers' fiery girl Sadie and her naive but lovable cousin Rose hit a highway populated by ghosts, mirages, love songs and dangerous men.

Developed at the 2012 NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop. one of 25 full-length plays that have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Source Festival. Three full-length plays will be selected from the 25 finalists and will be produced at the Source Festival from June 7-30.

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