Rebecca Hart

performer and writer

Rebecca Hart is a NYC-based actor, singer/songwriter, and creator of innovative musical theatre. Acting highlights include the 2019 Public Theater 'Rust Belt' tour of SWEAT, two lead roles at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, and a Connecticut Critics Circle Award in 2019 as well as a 2017 'Best Actress' nomination. (Also, yes, that's her playing guitar in the film YOUNG ADULT w/Charlize Theron.) Written work includes book/ lyrics for 'IRON JOHN: an american ghost story' (National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival 2019, Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, Theatreworks Silicon Valley New Works Festival, and virtual productions in 2020 at Temple University and the Manhattan School of Music) w/collaborator Jacinth Greywoode; libretto for 'THE BARREN(S)' (Kennedy Center American Opera Initiative Commission 2021). An Affiliated Artists with The Civilians, she has performed with the company at The Public, BAM, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Joe's Pub; sang on the official recordings of 'Paris Commune' and 'Mr. Burns', and was a member of the 2019 R&D Group. She has created songs for productions at BAM, HERE, the National Theatre of Oslo, the Village Theatre, the Public Shakespeare Lab, the 2014 NAMT Festival, and Woolly Mammoth, and is a recipient of the 2017 NY Innovative Theatre Award for 'Best Music' and a 2019 Helen Hayes Award 'Best Sound' nominee. With the Wrong Band, favorite concerts include the Rockwood Music Hall, the Cutting Room, the Irish Arts Center, the Kripalu Yoga Center in Stockbridge MA, and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. Her 2018 album 'The Magician’s Daughter' was produced by acclaimed Louisville cellist/songwriter Ben Sollee. She plays an eclectic monthly livestream called 'The Chrysalis' and writes a weekly substack newsletter; sign up for both here. Education/training: Brown, Maggie Flanigan Studio, NYU The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

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