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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.  rebeccamartinez.org

Working With/In Communities
Essay

Working With/In Communities

Modeling Decolonized Practices

31 May 2018

Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian talks with representatives of organizations which are intentionally working towards decolonized practices.

Shaping the Future of the Directing Field
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Shaping the Future of the Directing Field

27 February 2018

Jennifer Onopa interviews Sanaz Ghajar, Rebecca Martínez, and Nicole A. Watson about their experience in the field as directors and women of color.

Mi tierra, my testimony
Essay

Mi tierra, my testimony

a #HamilTestimonio

1 May 2016

Rebecca Martinez writes about how Hamilton changed her personal relationship to her country.

Ferguson Moments
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Ferguson Moments

Artists Respond

6 September 2014

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. 

The Working Theater Directors Salon
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The Working Theater Directors Salon

11 June 2013

Working Theater randomly selects seven directors to direct seven commissioned plays in a week, for their Directors Salon as an opportunity to help directors "break into the business"

Ferguson Moment
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Ferguson Moment

A series on artists' critical response to the shooting of Michael Brown.