OCCC Faculty

Ruth Charnay

Department Director-Communications and the Arts
Division of Arts and Humanities
Programs: Theatre

Courses Taught

OKC Arts Alive!


Ruth has always been a theatre person and a lover of the arts.  As a child raised in Oklahoma City, she went to every cultural event she could. As a teenager she attended high shool in Shawnee and participated in the Shawnee Little Theatre.  She graduated as a Junior so she could come to Oklahoma City University and be a Theatre major.  She received a BA in Speech and Theatre as well as a Master of Performing Arts degree from OCU.  She taught for 10 years as an adjunct in the theatre program at OCU as well as being the Executive Director of Carpenter Square Theatre.  She left to go to Texas Tech University to pursue her PhD.  When she returned, she joined the faculty of OCCC as Professor of Theatre.  Six years later, she became the Dept Director and enjoys spending time with all the faculty and students across all the arts.  In her spare time, she is the President of the Board for CityRep Theatre, a local professional theatre company of which she is a founding member.

Ruth Charnay

Email: rcharnay@occc.edu
Phone: (405) 682-1611 x7143
Office location: Arts and Humanities Center - Room 2E2B
Office hours:
9-5 or by appointment

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