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), 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, 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: Bruce (Seattle Rep, dir. Donna Feore, upcoming), Griswold's Broadway Vacation (5th Avenue Theatre & TUTS, dir. Donna Feore, upcoming), 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 (Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, NYMF, Fringe NYC, The Truf Theatre), 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 include Roundabout Theatre’s Inaugural Directing Group, MTC Directing Fellow, The COOP’s Clusterf**k, The Orchard Project, and two SDCF Observership Awards. Rebecca is a steering committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, a Board Member at the Flea Theatre, member of Latinx Playwrights Circle, 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, recently named "new and noteworthy" by Apple Podcasts.
SARITA by Maria Irene Fornés at Roundabout Theatre Company, The Refocus Project Reading, June 2022
BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS with book and lyrics by Ali Keller and music and lyrics by Emily Rose Simon, reading- June 2022
ARTISTIC MISSION & STATEMENT
As a Latiné artist & woman 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? That has led me to distill my artistic mission into these principles: