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Rebecca Wear

Rebecca Wear is a performance director who specializes in new play development. Select directing credits include TEA (Hero Theatre/Inner City Arts); Hometown Boy (Actor’s Express, Atlanta, World Premiere), Mongrel (Know Theatre of Cincinnati, World Premiere), The Chinese Lady (Artists At Play/Greenway Court, Los Angeles, West Coast Premiere), Obedient Steel (HERE Arts Center, New York, World Premiere), Gang Sines (UC Santa Barbara, Educational Premiere), Samsara (Coeurage Theatre, Los Angeles), and site specific locations including Pyramid Hill Sculpture Garden and Metro Baptist Church (New York). Associate directing credits include 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Sweat (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, World Premiere). Rebecca has developed work with East West Players, Ojai Playwrights Conference, The Echo Theater, Circle X, Rogue Artists Ensemble, and others. Affiliations: HERO Theatre Resident Director. 

Education and Training: 
PhD Candidate in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Santa Barbara
MA, Theater and Dance, UC Santa Barbara
BA, Theater and Women's and Gender Studies, Middlebury College 
Honors and Awards: 

Critical Refugees Studies Grant, UC Critical Refugees Consortium, 2020-2022 

Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace (declined), Middlebury College, 2022 

Chancellor’s Fellowship Recipient, UCSB, 2015-2020

National Directors Fellowship, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center/National New Play Network/The Kennedy Center/Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, 2019-2021