“She makes doing a solo show look easy.”BACKSTAGE
I’M RUTHY OTERO AND I HELP WOMEN WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY GIVING VOICE TO THEIR STORY IN A BOLD NEW WAY.You know you have a story inside that wants to be told, but you’re not 100% sure it’s the right one and don’t trust yourself to tell it. Maybe you know exactly what your story is but the idea of writing, performing and producing a one-person show makes you want to take a long nap. I totally get it.
That’s where I come in.
I created My One Person Show to help female actors, writers and entrepreneurs find the courage to trust their story, share it authentically and use their voice to make a difference, and connect with others.
How I work with clients: We dig for the treasures hidden in your initial idea and then craft those gems into a unique story. I can also guide you step-by-step through the production process. I am a mentor, collaborator, cheerleader and when necessary, an ass-kicker.
Having written, produced and performed four one-person shows in New York & Los Angeles and created two web-series, I’ve learned many lessons along the way, both good and bad. I will share them with you to save you time, money, and headaches.
I believe telling our stories:
– is an act of generosity
– has the power to heal – ourselves and others
– opens the door to new opportunities
If this resonates with you, I’d love to connect. Shoot me an email if you have a question you’d like me to answer in a blog post or if you just want to say hi.
Whether you want to develop your story for a short monologue or full production, or want to share your work in a new way, I am here to help you achieve that.
Fun facts about how I got here.
1. I’ve seen over 100 one-person shows from Lily Tomlin on Broadway, Peter O’Toole in the West End to Mike Tyson in Los Angeles.
2. The first one-person show I ever saw was an excerpt of Whoopi Goldberg’s “Direct From Broadway”.
3. I won my first storytelling contest at age 9 with a story about a broccoli stalk who saved his friends Corn and Carrot from becoming soup.
4. I studied acting with Stella Adler at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. She told us we should create our own projects, so I did.
5. I was afraid to write my first one-person show for 5 years. I wrote my second show six months after closing the first one.
6. I’ve performed my one-person shows in festivals, colleges and comedy clubs in New York, and Los Angeles.
7. The most interesting place I’ve performed is in a Thai kickboxing ring on Kho Phi Phi Island in Thailand and the Drug Enforcement Administration in Los Angeles.
8. Variety Magazine chose me as one of their 10 Comics to Watch for my second show “Dancing with my Demons”.
9. I LOVE dancing – especially to Disco!!!
10. I have double jointed fingers, just like my mother.
So if you’re ready to claim center stage, drop me a line.