Rebecca Martinez

Rebecca Martínez is a Brooklyn-based creator/performer, director, choreographer, and deviser, and ensemble member of Sojourn Theatre. Recent & upcoming projects: [Writing] Óye Oyá (Music by Rodolfo Ortega, Milagro Theatre), La Muerte Baila (Milagro Theatre, Teatro Visión). [Director / Deviser] DON’T GO (Sojourn Theatre for USC), Pork Kidneys to Soothe Despair (Drama League Directors Project), Songs about Trains workshop (Radical Evolution/New Ohio), Voz Alta: Amor en los tiempos de guerra (Milagro Theatre + American AF Festival), Tomás and the Library Lady (Oregon Children’s Theatre). [Associate Directing] How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (Sojourn Theatre + Cleveland Public Theatre), The Cake (PlayMakers Repertory Company). Rebecca has worked with Manhattan Theatre Club, INTAR, Fordham/Primary Stages, Artists Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, the Lark, the 52nd Street Project, and Poetic Theater among others. Rebecca has served as a Co-Curator of Working Theater’s Directors Salon with Nicole A. Watson and Dina Vovsi, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, INTAR’s Unit52, the 2015-16 SDCF Observership Class, the Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee, an Associate Member of SDC, and a 2017 Drama League Directing Fellow.  Awards include four Portland Theatre Drammy Awards and the Lilla Jewel Award for Women Artists. Rebecca is an artist with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.



  • Working With/In Communities: Modeling Decolonized Practices
    Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian talks with representatives of organizations which are intentionally working towards decolonized practices.
  • Shaping the Future of the Directing Field
    Jennifer Onopa interviews Sanaz Ghajar, Rebecca Martínez, and Nicole A. Watson about their experience in the field as directors and women of color.
  • Ferguson Moments: Artists Respond
    An overview of the Ferguson Moment which was created from an impulse of theatremakes across the nation to spark and organize artistic responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance happening in Ferguson.

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