Rebecca Etzine is a New York-based director and writer. Working in both New York and Baltimore, her credits range from independently produced classical theatre, new play development, and devised theatre. Rebecca has trained broadly in classical theatre both as an actor and director; participating in intensive programs at The Moscow Art Theatre School and the American Shakespeare Center. In 2014, Rebecca earned her LTCL in theatre education from Trinity College, London after spending three months teaching in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rebecca earned her BA in Directing from Fordham University and will receive her MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama in spring of 2019.
Rebecca’s credits at The New School credits include 99 Histories by Julia Cho, a three-person adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, and an original adaptation of the Irish-Jewish novel Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan. She has also directed Des Moines by Miles Orduña and where do we go from here by Collin McConnell, and will be directing the world premiere of Miles Orduña’s The Tall Ones in the spring. Rebecca is the founding Artistic Director of The Cradle Theatre Company where she directed the world premiere of Hissifit by Krista Knight as well as productions of As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, and Love’s Labors Lost. While studying at Fordham University, Rebecca directed Twelfth Night and Bruce Myers’ two-person adaptation of S. Ansky’s The Dybbuk.
Raised in Baltimore by South African Jewish parents, Rebecca’s work has been inspired equally by South African protest theatre, the Yiddish theatre, and American immigrant culture. She has worked broadly across the arts as a performer, theatre educator, writer, adaptor, home chef, and director. She lives in Brooklyn and has too many books.