FEATURED ARTIST

REBECCA SCHAFFER

Rebecca is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist based out of Philadelphia, PA.  She is the co-founder of Montana based Viscosity Theatre with collaborators  Josh Wagner and Daniel Scott Morris. She was featured in the Missoula Independent’s 2012 Arts in Review for smash hits Ringing Out (written by co-founder Josh Wagner), and Crime in a Madhouse, from the Theatre of the Grand Guignol. She directed Thisillusionment, a devised theatrical experience created with Viscosity partners and a number of other local performers, artists, and musicians, earned acclaim in an article on Keeping Missoula Weird.

 

Other directing, performance, and design credits include work with Whitefish Theatre Co. (Oliver, The King & I, Shakespeare: Next Generation),  The Opera House Theatre Company, The Missoula Writer's Colony, the Kootenai Heritage Council, The Missoula Children's Theatre, and the Zoola Playwrights.

 

She specializes in new play development and physical acting techniques, and is interested in how our outer comportment affects our psychology as performers and people. She thinks a lot about the relevance of live performance in a digital age, and how the reception of it is changing with our brains. She is inspired by all things strange, fantastical, beautiful, common, and devastating.

 

She graduated with her MFA in Acting from the University of Montana, 2013.