Area of Study
MFA in Directing
Class of 2023
Rebecca Wahls (she/her) directs theatre, new media, and film. She is a TEDx speaker, and presented her talk “Yes, And: The Power of Improv in Everyday Life” in 2022. Current projects include this old haunt, a new musical developed with Maggie Marie Rodgers and SMJ, which received its academic premiere at Carnegie Mellon University in 2022; and Him, an independent feature film written and directed by Rebecca which is currently in post-production.
Rebecca founded the non-profit theatre Who What Where Productions, where she produced and directed two world premiere plays: Spills by Ruthie Rado and We Found the Wild Things by Andrew Reid. She also directed Monumental Theatre Company’s 4-time Helen Hayes Award nominated production of Pippin and worked as Artistic Coordinator for Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, where she led casting efforts, produced the Annual Benefit, and participated in literary committee activities.
Rebecca’s explorations in new media storytelling begin in 2018 with Midnight Tracks, an audio play by Zachary Wilcox with music and lyrics by Justin Sumblin, which is available exclusively on Who What Where’s mobile app. In 2020, she and writing partner Rebecca Ballinger co-created the socially distant comedy web series Rebecca and Becca in Space. As a part of CMU’s annual Playground festival of independent student work, she created Memory Card with playwright Alec Seymour, a 20-minute fully live digital horror piece.