hope Ruffin ward
founding company member
Hope Ruffin Ward is a Virginian native actress currently residing in New York City. She is a recent graduate of Randolph Macon College where she majored in Theater along with minoring in Black studies, Women studies and Music. During the summer of 2012 she was the co-director of the theater program at Timberlake Camp in upstate New York. While at Randolph-Macon she completed Michael Howards Summer Conservatory in New York (2013), and directed two productions; Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror her junior year, and Robin Robertson’s translation of Euripides’ Medea her senior year. Some of her featured acting roles include Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, Lady in Blue in For Colored Girls and Comrade Chinn in M. Butterfly.