Rebecca Kenigsberg
Rebecca Kenigsberg
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Theater is a mirror reflecting society's strengths and shortcomings. I strive to lift up a fun-house mirror, leading audiences to see their world and question their world, so they, in turn, are inspired to change our world. 

I was five-years-old when I encountered my first theatrical experience. It was the Kindergarten Purim Play at Temple Aliyah. While most girls raised their hands to play Esther, I chose to portray King Achashverosh, the mighty King of Persia who almost followed through with Haman’s ploy to kill the Jews up until realizing his wife was Jewish. While I prefer to think that five-year-old Becca rose her to hand to play the king because I had a hankering for the challenge of a character going through a moral transformation, it probably had more to do with the fact I did not quite fit in with the femininity of Queen Esther. And I had a frivolous flair for the dramatic. Those 15 minutes performing on the synagogue bema commenced my fervor for theater.

Having received my Bachelor's of Arts in Theater, summa cum laude, UCLA's renowned School of Theater, Film, and Television and my Master's in Arts Politics from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, I focus on the intersectionality of theater, entertainment, social justice, and political engagement. In all of my work, I concentrate on the triangularity of representation, respectful and responsible storytelling, as well as the ethics of engaging in community applied theater work. Currently work as a teaching artist and a director in New York City.

 

 

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