Rebecca Martinez

Rebecca Martínez is a Brooklyn-based director, choreographer, deviser, and ensemble member of Sojourn Theatre. Upcoming and current projects: Anna in the Tropics (Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs), Wolf at the Door (Milagro Theatre, NNPN rolling world premiere), DON’T GO (Sojourn Theatre), Songs About Trains (Radical Evolution/New Ohio). Recent projects: [Director] Antigonick (Fordham University), Pork Kidneys to Soothe Despair (Drama League DirectorFest), Tomás and the Library Lady (Oregon Children’s Theatre). [Associate Director] How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (Sojourn Theatre + Cleveland Public Theatre), The Cake (PlayMakers Repertory Company). Rebecca has worked with INTAR, Fordham/Primary Stages, Artists Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Lark, the 52nd Street Project, and Poetic Theater among others. International credits include: Cultural Center in Managua, Nicaragua, Teatro Trono in El Alto, Bolivia. Member of: Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, INTAR’s Unit52, SDCF Observership Class, Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee, New Georges Jam, 2018-2020 Women’s Project Lab, 2017 Drama League Directing Fellow, Associate Member of SDC. Awards: four Portland Drammy Awards; Lilla Jewel Award. Rebecca is an artist with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.  Rebeccamartinez.org

Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad
Essay

Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad

Modeling Decolonized Practices/Las Practicas Hacia La Descolonización

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
Essay

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.

The New America?
Ferguson Moments
Essay

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. 

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The Working Theater Directors Salon
Essay

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
Series

Ferguson Moment

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