William Ruiz, a.k.a. Ninja

William Ruiz, (a.k.a. Ninja)

Jimmy and Ensemble in Party People

Other theatres: UNIVERSES' Slanguage (New York Theatre Workshop); Jack Kerouac's Ti Jean Blues, Nicole Quinn's Tree Tails, Oscar Wilde's Salome, Anthony Rivera's Latin Howel, Nicky Cruz's Run Baby Run (Houston Astrodome).

Other credits: Playwright and director of Waiting for Gordo (an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's play). Toured with Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Rhythm Road; founder of InVerso, a poetic/musical collective, based in Puerto Rico; a member of Network of Ensemble Theatres.

Publications: UNIVERSES - The Big Bang and Slanguage in The Fire This Time (Theatre Communications Group). Education: BA, Bard College.

(See UNIVERSES bio in "Playwrights.")