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AVITAL
RUTENBERG
SCHOENBERG 


avital@aya.yale.edu 
 


(503)
341 ‐ 2274
 


EDUCATION: Yale
University ,
New
Haven,
CT.

Class
of
2009.


www.avitalschoenberg.com

Bachelor
 of
Arts
in
English
and
Theater
Studies
with
distinction
in
both
majors.




London
Academy
of
Music
and
Dramatic
Art,
London,
England,
Fall
2007.


Semester
abroad
in
Shakespeare
and
Classical
Acting;
classes
included
Alexander
Technique,


Clown,
Historical
Dance,
Shakespearean/Jacobean
text
and
performance.


DIRECTING
 (selected) : A
Live
Dress*
(upcoming) 


Martha
Jane
Kaufman


Mrs.
Katz
and
Tush(upcoming)


Patricia
Polacco


The
Other
Grace*

Martha
Jane
Kaufman


I
Ought
to
be
in
Pictures

Neil
Simon

Much
Ado
About
Nothing

William
Shakespeare

Pride
and
Prejudice

Adapt.
Marcus
Goodwin


Aag**

Ashutosh
Shelat

Dead
Man
Walking

Tim
Robbins

The
Wizard
of
Oz**

Adapt.
Althea
Broome

ASSISTING
 (selected) : The
Real
Thing
 


dir.
Michael
Halberstam
 dir.
Scott
Wentworth 


Henry
IV,
Part
1


In
the
Maze
of
Our
Own
Lives* 
 
 dir.
Aaron
Davidman


Fertile
Ground
Festival,
OR
 


Jewish
Theatre
Collaborat ive,
OR


Portland,
OR
 Retro
Productions,
OR Yale
University,
CT Yale
University,
CT 
 Search
Years,
Delhi,
India Yale
University,
CT Willowbrook
Center,
OR

English
Premiere


Metcalfe
Prize
 E.
Coast
Premi ere 
 World
Premiere


Asst.
Director 


Asst.
Director 


Writers ’
Theatre 
 Shakespeare
Santa
Cruz


The
Jewish
Theatre
of
SF*
 Asst.
Director 


A
Minister’s
Wife 


dir.
Michael
Halberstam


Lincoln
Center 


SD CF
Observer 


Great
Expectations


dir.
Kevin
McKeon

Book ‐ It
Rep.
Theatre

Asst.
Director

Abe
Lincoln’s
…Dance
Party

dir.
Gina
Marie
Hayes

City
Lights
Theater
 Co.

Asst.
Director

In
the
Maze
of
Our
Own
Lives* 
 


dir.
Aaron
Davidman


The
Jewish
Theatre
of
SF


Asst.
Director

Wrestling
Jerusalem*

dir.
A aron
Posner

The
Jewish
Theatre
of
SF

Asst.
to
the
Dir.


Henry
IV,
Part
1

dir.
John
Monteverde

Portland
Actors
Ensemble

AD/
Dramaturg


The
Odyssey* *

dir.
Jason
King
Jones

Shakespeare
Theatre
of
NJ Asst.
Director 


 

Timo n
of
Athens* *

dir.
Brian
Crowe

Shakespeare
Theater
of
NJ Asst.
Director 


*Workshop 
 **Educational
theatre


RELEVANT
EXPERIENCE:

Book ­It
Repertory
Theatre,
Dec
2010 ‐ Feb
2011,
 Artistic
Intern/Asst
to
Artistic
Directors

Jewish
Theatre
Collaborative,
Aug
2010‐ pr esent,
 Artistic
Associate

Metropolitan
Group:
Strategic/Creative
Services
for
Non
Profits,


December
2010,
 Intern

Yale
Drama
Coalition,
 2005 ‐ 2009.

 Senior
Representative/Senior
Showcase
Producer

Freshpersons
Conference,
2006 ‐ 2008,
Yale
University.
Co ­ coordi nator

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS: 


SDC
Observership:

 A
Minister’s
Wife,
 Lincoln
Center.

Dir.
by
Michael
Halberstam


(2011)


James
S.
Metcalfe
Grand
Prize
Winner,
 Yale
University.

Best
Essay
in
Drama.

(2009)


Branford
Arts
Prize,
Yale
University.


Distinguished
achievement
in
the
Arts.

(2009)


OTHER
SKILLS:

Drama
Instructor
(2001‐ present)
in
Portland,
New
Haven,
New
Jersey
&
Delhi


Hebrew
(conversational),
French
(basic)


Proficient
in
Microsoft
Office
Suite,
Photoshop
and
Salesforce


Choreographer
(Yale
School
of 
Drama
Cabaret,
Yale
College)


Experience
in
Stage
Management,
Costume
Design
&
Set
Design


Professional
Singer,
trained
in
Musical
Theatre
and
Opera
(10
years)