Rebecca [she / they] is an interdisciplinary theatre director, dramaturg, writer, researcher, and facilitator. They are currently the artistic director of from (a)basement theatre collective, and is an award-winning graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London with a First Class Honours degree in Drama and Philosophy. They have previously directed and trained with creatives and organisations internationally — including cross-cultural collaborations (both in-person and digital) in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Their productions have been programmed at venues such as the Rose Theatre in Kingston, the King's Head Theatre in London, and the iconic Substation Theatre. Equipped with years of experience as a drama educator and youth theatre facilitator, Rebecca believes in empowerment through social advocacy and debate within the different art forms, and sharing the benefits of creative expression with individuals from all walks of life. Their work currently explores the intersections of science and art in existing creative forms, such as visual poetry and documentary / physical theatre. Their practice is based on the processes of extraction, excavation, and empowerment — with a particular focus on site-responsive movement spatiality, expressionist multimedia performance, and cognitive choreography. Ultimately, Rebecca aims to engender constructive debate across spectrums, and pivoting the exploration of maligned and hidden perspectives in their work.
- Angelan interdisciplinary show influenced by The Bacchae, that interweaves Expressionist dance motifs, metatheatrics, Ancient Greek cheironomia, socio-political commentary, and haunting poetry. In association with Maenad Theatre Collective. Angel is a Bacchanalian tragedy of Ancient proportions, flung kicking and screaming into the modern day. It is a brutal and ecstatic take on the politics of rebellion and family, youth in revolt, and the fallacies of extreme ideology on either ends of the spectr
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- Welcome to Digital CLR!CLR (pronounced COLOUR) is an online based digital journal that focuses on the concept of ‘IDENTITY’. The platform acts as space for creatives of colour to feature their work and to highlight new and exciting talent within the community, ie: small businesses, independent artist, fashion brands and more. Based in London, the brand was founded by CEO Jasmeen Armani and Assistant Creative Director Stefan Paul. Join us on July 31st as we begin our journey to connect communities, foster creative rel
- parthenogenesis:parthenos + genesis = of asexual origin Since the late 1800s, the medical profession has diagnosed people who expressed little interest in sex with ‘sexual coldness’, or ‘sexual anaesthesia’. parthenogenesis: is one woman’s quest for an orgasm – despite not wanting one. It is her self-seduction, with love letters addressed to you from the perspective of those like her, writing in invisible ink; their thoughts only revealed through acid and flame. To many, she is merely an attention-seeking5
- 00:00/zerohundredhours/ a semi-devised documentary theatre performance set on the train tracks. 00:00 seeks to explore what goes on behind the scenes; those who clean up, sanitise, disinfect, and come into existence after the world has gone to sleep. It played to widespread critical acclaim at The Old Court Theatre in Windsor, The Packhorse in Egham, and was programmed for a London tour (CentrE17, King's Head Theatre, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston). https://from-abasement.wixsi1
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London, United KingdomFreelance
Was selected as one of the two writers to be a part of the core creative team. My role involves thorough research processes, conducting interviews with featured artists, conceptualising and writing pieces of various styles and lengths across industries, and developing / editing guest writers' articles. CLR (pronounced COLOUR) is an online-based digital journal that acts as a space for creatives of colour to feature their work and to highlight new and exciting talent within the community, i.e. small businesses, independent artist, fashion brands and more. Based in London, the international project focuses on the concept of ‘IDENTITY’. The platform was founded by CEO Jasmeen Armani and Assistant Creative Director Stefan Paul.
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- Directing Theatre
- Arts Writing
- Script Writer
- Drama Teaching
- Acting Teaching
- Devised Theatre
- Creative Writing
- Workshop Facilitation
BA (Hons) Drama and Philosophy - First Class HonoursRoyal Holloway, University of London
- Egham Hill, Englefield Green, Egham TW20, UK
- Heavily involved with the Students' Union as a paid BAME Student Researcher, RH100 Panellist / Student Ambassador, student show production crew member, and senior staff member - Involved with The Student Workshop as a freelance director and producer, and was part of the executive committee as the Devised Work Coordinator; duties include offering external dramaturgy to artists and work development - Recommended by the Drama Department for Writing Mentor position with CeDAS and as a Peer Guide - Attained the Best Final Dissertation Award from the Drama, Theatre and Dance department (2019) - Attained The Student Workshop's Outstanding First Year (2017) and Outstanding Contribution (2018) awards - Nominated for The Student Workshop's Outstanding Director (2018) award - Was awarded funding from Student Opportunities Fund for independent theatre production "00:00".
Best Final Dissertation AwardRoyal Holloway, University of LondonDrama, Theatre, and Dance Department (2019) - Topped the year's cohort with undergraduate thesis "To be is not to be; the question of negation in the creation of meaning", a cross-disciplinary study of theatrical semiotics - Explored concepts from museology, philosophy, and linguistics in relation to dramatic processes in theatre