Ruth Childs (MFA University of Minnesota). Professor Childs has been teaching at The College at Brockport since 2001. She teaches acting, voice, improv, politics of theatre, and movement classes and is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher. Ruth has directed multiple productions at The College at Brockport. Her acting credits include performances at GEVA theatre in Rochester and the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis (Professional Regional Theatres) as well as multiple productions in Professional Equity Waver theatres locally and regionally. She continues to do voiceover and industrial film work. Ruth also works as a voice, speech, and dialect coach. Ruth served as the regional chair of the National Playwriting Program for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and continues to be a respondent and reader for the national and regional playwriting awards. In January of 2011 she was awarded the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion.