NJ Thespians – Lighting Design
Ruth Donagher is a senior at West Orange High School and is very honored to receive a Governor’s Award for her work in Girls Like That. Ruth is an AP Art student at West Orange High School who is also actively involved in theatre arts and music and plays french horn in her own high school band as well as NNJYO’s Ravina Youth Symphony Orchestra. Apart from Girls Like That, she has worked on WOHS’s productions of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Costume Designer) and The Little Mermaid (Ensemble). Ruth’s pieces have previously been featured by the Scholastic Art Awards (Silver Key 2020), The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE (Superior Rating, Costume Design, 2019), and The New Jersey Council for Teachers of English (State Gold Medalist, Creative Writing, 2017).
Next year, Ruth will be studying at Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College in the BA/BFA program at the New School. Her areas of study will be Fashion Design (BFA) and Environmental Studies (BA), and she hopes to pursue a sustainable career in the fashion industry.