ARTISTIC MISSION & STATEMENT

As a Latiné artist in America today, my art is my resistance, my action, my voice. I am constantly asking myself: what does it mean to create art right now, in this very moment? This mission statement is a living document which serves as a witness to the work I am seeking to create.


  • I will confront and dismantle oppressive systems and beliefs through my art. 
  • I will lead with "human first" approach, it is my practice to create space for all artists to show up as their full, authentic selves.
  • I will create, cultivate, and champion new plays and musicals by Latinx and BIPOC artists.
  • I will create work that is grounded in emotional truths and has the power to evoke empathy. 
  • I will create theatre which encourages the audience to engage in civic discourse with issues confronting our society today.

 

Rebecca Aparicio (she/ella) is a New York based bilingual director and writer. Recent directing: Beastgirl, based on the chapbook by Elizabeth Acevedo, book by C. Quintana and music by Janelle Lawrence (Kennedy Center, world premiere); The House on the Lagoon by Caridad Svich (Gala Hispanic Theatre, Helen Hayes recommended, world premiere), Sarita by Maria Irene Fornes (Roundabout Refocus Series),  and Jack and the Beanstalk by Julia Riew (The A.R.T., world premiere). As a director, she’s developed new work with American Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, O'Neill Theatre Center, Playwrights Center, Bay Street Theatre,  Ensemble Studio Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory, The Flea Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Ars Nova, National Black Theatre,  and more. 


Selected associate directing:  Griswold's Broadway Vacation (5th Avenue Theatre, dir. Donna Feore), Bruce (Seattle Rep, dir. Donna Feore), Evita (City Center, dir. Sammi Cannold), Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth Theatre/A.R.T., Diane Paulus), Gloria: A Life (McCarter Theatre, dir. Emily Mann).


As a writer, selected work includes the award-winning musical Pedro Pan (NYMF, Fringe NYC, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat,  Musical Theatre Factory, The Truf Theatre Commission), Salome vs. John (Queens Theatre NYC Artists Grant Showcase,  University of Montevallo), Hindsight 2020 (Live & In Color, commission), Legacy (Prospect Theatre), Tree Tales (Prospect Theatre), The Garcia Sisters (Red Mountain Theatre, commission), Nora Saves The World (Barn Arts). 


Past Fellowships: Roundabout Theatre’s Inaugural Directing Group, Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, The COOP’s Clusterf**k, The Orchard Project, and two SDCF Observership Awards. 


Rebecca is a staff member of Latinx Playwrights Circle a steering committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons,  a Board Member at the Flea Theatre, and a founding member of Magic Forest Theatre. She is currently a co-producer on the podcast THIS IS REALITY alongside producers Dori Berinstein and Sally Horchow, which was recently named "new and noteworthy" by Apple Podcasts. 


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Native Gardens by Karen Zaccarias, Spanish translation by Gustavo Ott, Spanish Language Premiere at Gala Hispanic Theatre, February 2023

Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical, Syracuse University, April 2023