Rebecca Hart

performer and writer

Rebecca Hart is NYC-based actor, folkrock singer/songwriter, and lyricist/librettist for innovative musical theatre. Acting credits include the 2019 Public Theater 'Rust Belt' tour of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-Prize winning play SWEAT, lead roles at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival 2011 and 2013, and a Connecticut Critics Circle Best Actress Nomination for her work in MIDSUMMER A PLAY WITH SONGS at Theatreworks Hartford, which the New York Times described as "subtle; suggesting intelligence and a mysterious inner ache". (Also, yes, that's her playing guitar in the 2011 Paramount Pictures feature YOUNG ADULT w/Charlize Theron.) Recent writing work includes: 'IRON JOHN, an american ghost story' (National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival 2019, Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, Theatreworks Silicon Valley New Works Festival) w/collaborator Jacinth Greywoode, and 'THE BARREN(S)' (Kennedy Center American Opera Initiative 2021). She is an Affiliated Artist with The Civilians Theatre Company and a recipient of the 2017 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Best Original Music and a 2019 CT Critics Circle Award("The Revolutionists" at Playhouse on Park). Favorite band shows include the Rockwood Music Hall, the Cutting Room, the Irish Arts Center, the Kripalu Yoga Center in Stockbridge MA, and the O'Neill Theatre Center's 'Garden Gatherings' Series. Her 2018 album The Magician’s Daughter was produced by acclaimed Louisville cellist/songwriter Ben Sollee. She spent her 2020 quarantine playing an eclectic weekly livestream show called The Chrysalis; it is now a weekly substack newsletter and a monthly virtual concert series; sign up for both here on this site. Education/training: Brown, Maggie Flanigan Studio, NYU The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

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