Rebecca Longworth


Rebecca is a motion graphics designer and theatre maker dedicated to creating original ensemble performance and rich audience experiences. She one-half of the performance collaboration Idiot String, who are dedicated to creating highly entertaining interactive performances that incite delight and spontaneous community. Idiot String projects include the Physical Theatre Salon at Main Street Theatre and O Best Beloved, an original adaptation of Rudyard Kipling stories that toured Bay Area parks and public spaces during 2014. Since arriving in the Bay Area in 2004, Rebecca has directed for companies including Ragged Wing Ensemble, SF Theatre Pub, Boxcar Theatre, Theatre Q, Dragon Productions, El Gato Family Theatre and Jump! Theatre, where she served as artistic director for four years. She has also performed and trained with Ragged Wing, We Players and foolsFURY. As a designer, Rebecca has created digital projections for Jump! Theatre, Crowded Fire, Custom Made Theatre and Shotgun Players. During her salad days in New York City, Rebecca directed with Thermodynamic Theater Company, TOSOS II and 3Graces Theater Co, which she helped to found. Rebecca holds an MA in Text & Performance Studies from King’s College/R.A.D.A. and is a member of the 2009 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

My work

My work explores and encourages connections between people through the phenomena of live performances. I’m drawn to performance as a form of storytelling, and I believe that storytelling is an empathic activity that is at the heart of all human connection. I’m drawn to creating performances in unexpected places as a means of inciting surprise and delight, activating connections between people and offering new ways of experiencing each other and the world.

My projects

Projects with the Hatch Performance Collective:

City Creature – a work-in-progress

Idiot String, my collaboration with Joan Howard

My personal blog

My website

Blog posts for Hatch