Episode #10 | Ruth Zaporah | Action Theater | Improvisational Theater


Action Theater is an improvisational physical theatre training and performance technique created by Ruth Zaporah, which focuses on embodied awareness, and tracking the present moment through sensory experience. It emphasizes strong, clear, spontaneous and artful communication.

Ruth Zaporah is a local to Santa Fe, and has been dancing since the age of 3. She has travelled with her dance internationally, and was recently named a Cultural Envoy by the U.S. State Department.cZaporah is a pioneer in the world of improvisational theater.


Action Theater teaches how to act from an embodied orientation, through the body wisdom. In one of the interviews, Zaporah talks about how "the autobiography of a Yogi" and how Zen practice has informed her work.