Rebecca is a performance researcher, educator and facilitator specialising in devised theatre practice and ensemble actor training. Her academic research is in Theatre, Performance and Cultural studies, drawing on her background training in Social Anthropology alongside Theatre and Performance practice. Her research is qualitative, with an interest in the ways that performances intersect with the politics of place. Her professional practice spans two decades of work as a performer-deviser specialising in immersive, interactive, and site-based performance, with an interest in active audiences and participatory practices.
Rebecca trained in the Lecoq pedagogy at LISPA on the two-year Advanced Practice postgraduate theatre training, before continuing to develop a grounding in ensemble performance practices through her work as part of the internationally-touring company ZU:UK. In 2010 she moved to Devon where her collaborations included work as a core member of Burn the Curtain theatre company, creating touring interactive theatre for large-scale outdoor sites and active audiences. She currently collaborates with Chhaya Collective contemporary dance company in the development of the feminist ensemble dance piece Khaos, and delivery of Wild Workshops for women (creative movement and dance) in community settings.
Her doctoral research constructed a cultural history of flash mob practices in India, examining how the performance trend interrelated with a wider politics of middle-class visibility in its rapidly globalising cities. It was co-supervised by the University of Exeter (Drama) and the
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru (Social Anthropology).
At AUB, Rebecca teaches on the BA(Hons) Acting programme, particularly in devised theatre, movement for the actor, academic research skills, and applied theatre practices.