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Nerissa Hart is an actor, director, multidisciplinary theatre artist, gamer, streamer, and speedrunner based in the DC Metro Region.
NERISSA HART (she/they) graduated from George Mason University's School of Theatre with a BFA in Performance and Directing. Their passion for differing mediums of artistic storytelling has allowed them to tackle stories from several different lenses, whether it be in performing written stories, playing through stories and analyzing them, improvising to weave a story with others, creating art representative of stories, or writing stories and bringing them to life herself.
In the world of theatre, Nerissa has experience as an actor, director, writer, children's teacher, and designer. She has a foundation in classical and contemporary theatre, musical theatre, but now specializes in and has a great passion for devised and immersive theatre.
In film, videogames, television, industrial work, and podcasting, Nerissa has tackled roles on screen, in production, writing, and in voiceover. The webseries pilot, Versus, that she wrote, created, and cast also earned an Official Honoree in the 2015 Webby Awards, as well as three Cinema In Industry Awards for Best Pilot, Best Direction, and Best Writing.
In the world of gaming entertainment, they have become a Twitch affiliate streamer and speedrunner. On the site, they can be seen on their own channel as RUBIEHART (formerly known as RUBYR10T), doing Let's Plays of games old and new, as well as speedruns of the videogame Shadow of the Colossus, and on other channels doing live plays of tabletop RPGs such as DnD 5e and Masks. She is the fastest fem in the world at playing Shadow of the Colossus, and was the first to appear at a Games Done Quick event playing it. She was featured in the GDQ Fleet Fatales playing Any% Normal.
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Voice Over Demo
Nerissa has worked in voiceover in the world of film, videogames, podcasts, and live play twitch streams. Listen to the left for samples of audio from reels, as well as projects Nerissa has worked on.
Streaming live speedruns and Let's Plays every Thursday and Sunday on Twitch.
"AHHHHHH, NO!” Nerissa Hart, known as “RUBIEHART” online, screams. “Give me your face, please! Come here. Babe. Babe. Babe. Babe! Come on! AHH! OK… Give me the plant. Give me the plant. Give me the plant. Thank youuuuuu!” Hart sings the last word at a high pitch the way an opera singer would, as their character plunges his sword into a beautiful, strange beast, killing it.
Hart isn’t catcalling anyone, nor are they begging anyone for their plants or faces. They’re “speedrunning” a videogame for Games Done Quick, where such seemingly bizarre phrases are commonplace and understood by thousands...
During runs of the game, Hart is cheery and talkative while moving between colossi, explaining each upcoming trick in simple terms and looking directly into the camera while waiting for the game to load. Once they get to fighting them, however, they become more serious and intent upon the game, their face drawing closer to the screen as they exact highly specific tricks. When facing difficulties with a colossus, Hart shouts their signature “babe!” phrase, and when they get something especially difficult right, they sometimes give a high-pitched operatic scream, followed by throwing their hands in the air in excitement after finishing the level...
“TIME!” Hart yells, then gives a long exhale, nervously covering their face with their hands. “What was the time, what did it come out to?”
A long pause.
“I don’t know, I can’t see the stream…” Hart’s co-commentator says.
“Oh no! Oh gosh, oh, OK…” Hart says, laughing nervously, checking for their final time.
A longer pause. Hart’s eyes suddenly widen as they finally see it: a new personal best time, or “PB” for short.
“I GOT A PB! My best was 1:38, oh my gosh!!” Hart shoots their hands into the air as they and their commentators laugh and yell in celebration, having performed their best-ever run of the game on speedrunning’s biggest stage."
Shadow of the colossus
Streaming practices, speedruns, and record attempts at one of the greatest video games of all time.
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM EST
A Let's Play series going through all the games, DLCs, and endings I missed, with over 50 games already in the running.
Every Sunday at 2:00 PM EST
Current Game: Dark Souls 1
Group game nights with Rubie and more playing traitor games like Among Us and Blood on the Clocktower, hosted by Stephen Dewey of Cavalry Games.
Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM EST
VO (Voiceover) specials
For every sub goal we meet, I will host a Let's Play Voiceover Special where actor / gamers join the stream for a playthrough of great games with no VO of their own, to provide voices of our own and have a wild ride.
Become a Patreon Crystal Crew member and you can receive rewards such as a personal shout-out on my twitch, access to the private Crystal Crew discord, invitations to private movie and game nights, and be invited onto the stream to join my adventuring party!