Rebecca is a writer based in East London. She has recently been selected as one of the three commissioned playwrights on the 2016/17 Old Vic 12. Rebecca is writing her new play Exceptional Mercy with the support of the Old Vic which explores injustice in institutions and focusses on the treatment of disabled prisoners.
She is currently working on a screenplay called Detached. Rebecca began her career as an Airwoman in the Royal Air Force serving in radar operations from the age of seventeen to twenty one. The screenplay Detached explores her own story of being sent to a remote radar site in the Falkland Islands, the only woman amongst a unit of 28 servicemen.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot marked her debut play as a solo writer/performer. Rebecca was supported by Arts Council England to develop the play which is now published by Oberon Books. Her autobiographical play explores sexual harassment, inequality and injustice in military institutions. Rebecca recently won ‘Performer of the Year’ at the Devon Performance Awards for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and the show was shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights Arts Award 2016. The show premiered on 42nd Street at the New York United Solo Festival in November 2016.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Director and Best Actress in the 2015 Broadway World Awards and shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award. Her first short play Clipping My Wings premiered at the ‘Our Bodies Our Future’ Conference in 2015 led by MP Stella Creasy.
Rebecca is delighted to be joining the Royal Court Writers Programme in January 2017.