Rebekah was raised in Little Rock, studied theatre at Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School, and has gone on to work regionally as a director, dramaturg, and educator. She received her B.A. in Theatre and English from Brandeis University, and her M.F.A. in Directing from Illinois State University. She lived and worked in Chicago for ten years, where she was a member of the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, and also worked with Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Theatre Seven, LiveWire Chicago Theatre, Raven Theatre, The Grounded Theatre, Theatre Hikes, greasy joan & co., and the Piven Theatre. She has directed productions for Illinois State University, Eureka College, and the College of Lake County. The last five summers have found her working with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in a variety of capacities, from director to assistant artistic director to green show producer. Recently, she co-created and directed The Weaver’s Tales for the Fifth House Ensemble, a three part multimedia event that retold classic fairy tales through the medium of physical theatre and chamber music. With Fifth House, she is also currently writing In Transit, a new series of stories and music told through the lens of social media.
Other favorite past productions include: Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Tempest, The Philadelphia Story, Top Girls, One Flea Spare, and Orestes.