University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Rebecca Holderness

Rebecca-Holderness_webAssociate Professor, Acting
MFA Directing, Columbia University, New York City

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Rebecca Holderness is a director, choreographer and teacher, artistic director of The Battery Factory- Selected Projects: Lori-Parks 365 PLAYS at Joe’s Pub and The Public Theatre/NYC with the Director’s Project, KING LEAR at Shakespeare and Company, as well as acclaimed RUINED, TWELFTH NIGHT, EINSTEIN’S DREAMS and CROWNS at Burning Coal in North Carolina, NYC/Off Broadway: THE LIFE OF SPIDERS, Kelly Stuart, HTC/The Culture Project; THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, tour for Lincoln Center Institute; LCT Lab and with award winning writers EINSTEIN’S DREAMS, Kipp Erente Cheng at The Culture Project. With HOLDERNESS THEATER COMPANY CYMBELINE, TWELFHT NIGHT and, THE CHANGELING at 45 Bleeker and The Rose Theater Lincoln Center. 1000 BUTTERFLIES Steve Belber at Julliard. Further directing at Shakespeare and Company, Les Choregies D’Orange, and France and around the USA. At UWM, KING LEAR, THREE SISTERS, HAY FEVER by Coward, THE ROAD NORTH- MEET ME AT THE AVANT GARDE original musical works, ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST by Fo, OF MICE AND MEN by Steinbeck, 1001 by Jason Grote, GHOST by Zakiyyah Alexander, MR. MELANCHOLY by Matt Cameron. In 2011 choreographer for AS YOU LIKE IT at Shakespeare and Company. Associate professor of Acting, Directing at UWM.

Research And Film: ROUGHCUT A FILM AND PLAY adaptation of Miss Julie, Radical/Classical a intersection between postmodern composition and Aristotle taught in workshops in NYC, Milwaukee and Raleigh. “Theater in and as Context” a media based GER course using freeware presented at EVA London 2013. Currently developing plays about American historical moments and music from primary source materials (2013-15)

Degrees and Associations: MFA in Directing from Columbia University NY. Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voice Work, Scholarship at Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, Drama League and Lincoln Center Lab Director, Member of SDC and Athe.

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