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Rebecca Stevens

Rebecca Stevens is a producer, director and writer. She is the Chicago Commons Producer for Howlround,  Associate Producer of 500 Clown, and a lead designer and facilitator with the experience design collective the dilettantes. Other producing credits include: Williamstown Theater Festival, the Fresh Eyes Project at Red Tape Theatre, and The Dinner Party Project with Dog & Pony Theatre. Writing credits include In the Event of Capture (Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs) performed adaptations of Z for Zachariah, Henry IV (Northwestern University), Army Wives (Pritzker Military Library) and regular contributions to Backstage Magazine and the blog at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she was the 2009-2010 Artistic Apprentice. Recent directing credits include the Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corp where she directed Amy Herzog’s Opportunity, Horse Girls (in association with Collaboraction), Cephalopod (New York International Fringe Festival),Gloomy Sunday (Pavement Group Amuse Bouche), and Avifauna (Red Tape Theatre).  She has worked as an assistant director at Goodman Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Kansas City Rep and an assistant dramaturg at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

 

Marcus Gardley on An Issue of Blood and The Gospel of Lovingkindness
Essay

Marcus Gardley on An Issue of Blood and The Gospel of Lovingkindness

11 November 2015

Part interview, part photo essay, part play excerpts, Rebecca Stevens goes in-depth with playwright Marcus Gardley on his two recent productions at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, Illinois. 

Photo from The Gospel of Lovingkindness.
Interview with Marcus Gardley
Essay

Interview with Marcus Gardley

24 August 2014

Rebecca Stevens interviews playwright-poet Marcus Gardley on his impacts on the national performing arts community. 

Stomping on Eggshells
Essay

Stomping on Eggshells

An Honest Discussion of Race, Identity, and Intent in the American Theater

2 February 2014

In this installation, Rebecca Stevens offers her persepctive on the controversy spurred over the new adaptation of The Jungle Book, which opened this summer in Chicago.

Does the American Theater Have the Same Problem as the GOP?
Essay

Does the American Theater Have the Same Problem as the GOP?

23 May 2013

By examining audience and leadership demographics, Rebecca Stevens draws a comparison between the GOP and American theatre. 

Race and Representation in American Theatre
Series

Race and Representation in American Theatre

Spurred by the controversies over the new adaptation of The Jungle Book that opened in 2014 in Chicago, this series of articles explores who is allowed to tell whose stories onstage.