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Rebecca Willingham is a Chicago-based theatre director. Her most recent credits include Seagulls (The Sound at Steppenwolf LookOut) and Killed a Man (Joking) (First Floor Theatre with The Sound) She is the Artistic Director and a co-founder of The Sound, where she directed Symphony for Six Jonis, Red Bowl at the Jeffs, For Annie. She has also directed work with Commission Theatre, Broken Nose Theatre, Tympanic Theatre, The Ruckus, Prologue Theatre, 20% Theatre, and Rabid Bat Theatricals. Rebecca’s assistant-directing credits include Twilight Bowl (Goodman Theatre), T. (American Theater Company), Balm in Gilead (Griffin Theatre), Mr. Burns (Theater Wit), Cicada (Route 66), strangers, babies (Steep Theatre), and The Seafarer (Irish Theatre of Chicago). She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and the 2016-2017 SDCF Observership Class. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Rebecca is an alumna of Emerson College and the National Theatre Institute. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

To download Rebecca’s resume, click here.

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