Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly-arrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman’s untold story. BECOMING DR. RUTH is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth,” America’s most famous sex therapist.

“"[Dr. Ruth's] story is certainly a stirring one…[and this is] an illuminating portrait."” (-NY Times)

Cast & Creatives


Mark St. germain


Julianne Boyd


Debra Jo Rupp

Set/ Projections Designer

Brian Prather

Costume Designer

Jennifer Moeller

Lighting Designer

Scott Pinkney

Sound Designer

Jessica Paz

Wig Designer

Charles LaPointe

Dialect Coach

Stephen Gabis

Projections engineer

Adam Klein

Production Manager

Michael Lenaghan

Production stage MAnager

Kate J. Cudworth

Assistant to the Director

Megan Dieterle

assistant to the Lighting Designer

Tracy Wertheimer

Production Photos

Lanny Nagler