Ruth Iorio - Ruth Fowler

Ruth is a vastly underpaid and under appreciated writer/photographer/director who was once described by a critic as “no Edward Albee”. Welsh born she is sadly now on the cusp of becoming yet another white asshole American. Ruth lives in San Pedro because she can’t afford Venice and writes fucked up dramas for British TV as Americans won’t employ her ( probably because she’s “no Edward Albee”). She keeps the name Iorio in order to piss off her ex-husband but can’t quite bear to put Fowler to bed even though Ruth Fowler was a character in a bad British soap opera. Ruth’s play bled for the household truth premiered at Rogue Machine last season and failed to make any impact whatsoever. She just wrote a shit play to appease the masses and people love it which is depressing. It will probably win a Pulitzer. If you’ve slept with Ruth chances are you despise one another. Ruth continues to exist.

If you want the self-promotional bullshit, read on:

"Ruth Fowler is a very important playwright and we are very lucky to have her in Los Angeles. Her voice is raw, fearless, blunt, unedited, dangerous and passionate. No one is writing about what she writes about."

- Director Cameron Watson

Ruth Iorio (aka Ruth Fowler) is a Welsh filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and photographer living between London and Los Angeles. 

Ruth writes screenplays, plays, journalism and literature under the name Ruth Fowler. Her play 'bled for the household truth' received its world premiere at LA's Rogue Machine Theatre in 2017 and ran for three months. The play received two Stage Raw Award nominations and was named as one of the best world premieres of the season by Stage Scene LA. 'The Woman is Perfected' premiered at The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018 at The Broadwater LA and was chosen as 'Pick of the Fringe' and 'The Best of Broadwater'. Ruth was recently appointed as a Max. K. Lerner Playwriting Fellow by Inkwell Theatre and her play, 'chickenheads' was workshopped there in the fall of 2018. Ruth is part of this season's 'Inkubator' playwriting development lab at The Skylight Theatre.  She is a proud member of Antaeus Theatre’s Playwrights Lab, The Dramatists Guild, the NNPX, PEN and the WGA West.

Ruth has written over fourteen scripts for TV & Film and has been commissioned by Faber Pictures, The Forge, Ruby Pictures, Channel 4, Film 4, BBC1 and BBC3. She was recently commissioned by the BBC to complete a four-part TV series entitled 'Rules of the Game' for broadcast in 2019. She is currently in post on a documentary project about older ballet dancers and in pre-production for a short film she is directing entitled 'Pig'. 

Ruth was the recipient of a Leica scholarship to the Palm Springs Photo Festival in 2017, and won Best Picture Story for her work on Vegan Activists in the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles' 'Exposures in Journalism' competition 2018. She was recently honored a Stiefler-Dockweiler award for photography by Santa Monica College. Her photography and journalism has appeared in The LA Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Marie Claire, Wired, Elle, Al Jazeera, The Observer and more. Ruth recently exhibited at The Hive Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. She is a registered member of the Press Photographer's Association (PPA) and the PPAGLA.

You can buy Ruth's books on amazon.

Find a (more or less) complete list of Ruth's essays, short stories, journalism and more at contently.

To commission a project or article, purchase a print, license an image or for more info: riorio@ruthiorio.com

Representation: sam@curtisbrown.co.uk nish@curtisbrown.co.uk