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Rebecca S'manga Frank

 

Rebecca S’manga Frank is a Black, White, African, Jewish, American writer and performer. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College and sang Jazz throughout her time there. Her senior thesis was the beginning of a novel, based on her experiences in Swaziland one summer with her father. After graduating in 2009, Rebecca found herself debuting as a singer and an actor in This World in a Woman’s Hands at Shotgun Players. Since then she has performed at the Cutting Ball Theater, 6th Street Playhouse, and most recently, at the African-American Shakespeare Company as Olivia in Twelfth Night. During this time she became an Associate Artist at AlterTheater, after being in their productions of Owners and Intimate Apparel. Rebecca is currently writing her first play, combining elements of the story she started in school with her new experiences on stage. Rebecca is currently studying for her MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.