During her time in the 2017 Sesame Street Writers’ Room fellowship program (created by Sesame Workshop), Rebecca created and wrote the pilot for Sasha K. Jenkins, Kid Scientist. The unproduced script, “Decoding Hamad’s Dream,” was for an animated children’s television series focused on STEM methodologies and problem-solving. She has worked with Art 4 New York and the African American Leadership Forum as director of communications. She has also worked as communications associate in the civic tech sector; developing communications plans for initiatives centered on technology for public good, where she provided communications support for a premier New York-based civic tech competition.
She is the recipient of a Cedar Cultural Center Commission for Mara: Journey Into the Woods (a performance poem with music), the Liberace Award, the Howard Stein Fellowship, The Matthews Fellowship, and an America-in-Play Fellowship, to name a few. Her performance poem, Conjuring Transcendence: Zones, Borders, & Spiritual Visibility (2019) was presented at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She has written and edited content for Black Enterprise, a premier business and wealth building magazine with readership of over 2 million, and has conducted interviews with nonprofit leaders and entertainment professionals, such as Alan Jenkins, Co-founder and executive director of The Opportunity Agenda (a communications, research, and policy organization).
Rebecca has also interviewed playwright/screenwriter Dominique Morisseau (former story editor for Showtime’s Shameless); Emmy-nominated actor/comedian Anthony Anderson (Black-ish); and series creator Kenya Barris.
During her time at Black Enterprise, she provided support for the company’s associated media outlets, such as Our World with Black Enterprise, a network television show featuring interviews with celebrities, newsmakers and thought leaders around the country, and edited content for the 2015 Black Enterprise Tech ConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley.
As a book reviewer for IndieReader.com, she authored over twenty book reviews of fiction and non-fiction and contributed to “Everybody Pays For It,” published in The Huffington Post.
Her playwriting, creative, and performance work has been showcased at numerous venues in New York City and Minneapolis, including the Walker Art Center, The Cedar Cultural Center, The Playwright’s Center of Minneapolis (where she was a Many Voices Fellow for two residences), Harlem Classical Theatre (playwrights playground), The Fire This Time Festival, and Signature Theatre Company (as part of Columbia University School of the Arts “New Plays Now”), among others. Her play Hello, I’m Eve was the 2013 winner of the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award. In addition, Rebecca has taught playwriting at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.