New Release: This was one of those special projects for me. It was my privilege to narrate "No Apparent Distress," Rachel Pearson's thoughtful, frank, stunningly relevant memoir of a doctor coming of age in the American healthcare system. A truly great read, and, hopefully, a great listen!
In medical charts, the term “N.A.D.” (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor—and the poor suffer from their mistakes.
In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here,” Pearson learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white. No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming-of-age.
I'm voicing several characters in the gripping, super creepy podcast, "Stranglers," a documentary investigation of the Boston Strangler story. You can hear me as one of the original courtroom reporters on the story, Jean Cole. Download episodes free here: Stranglers by Earwolf
I'm currently in rehearsals for the World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond's chamber musical, "Melancholy Play." To call this a dream project would be an understatement. It's something I've been looking forward to since we workshopped it at Trinity Rep two years ago. And yet, shockingly, the experience is already exceeding my expectations. Were I to read a gushy blogpost like this, I would aggressively roll my eyes. But I can't stop myself from typing! I AM IN LOVE WITH EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM!!!!!!! Liesl Tommy, our director, is passionate, demanding, inspiring, and a true force of nature. Sarah Ruhl's words are poetic yet simple, surprising, stirring, and hilarious. Todd Almond's astonishing music is lush, evocative, and breathtakingly beautiful. Andrew Smithson, our Music Director, is hilarious and exacting. Christopher Windom, our Choreographer, is a master storyteller. He's leading a quiet, essential revolution in the way he's integrating his work with the whole of the piece. I am amazed and propelled by each of my fellow actors every day. Come see this show if you can!!! I'm a very lucky lady to be a part of it, and I can't wait to share it with an audience.
What a thrill to perform alongside Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, and Broadway stars Bryce Pinkham and Christiane Noll at the NCTF Gala in NYC, honoring Michael C. Hall! Rachael Warren, Charlie Thurston and I got to sing a number from the upcoming premiere of Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond's new musical, "Melancholy Play."
Thank you to BroadwayWorld Rhode Island for selecting me as a Critics' Pick for Best Actress for my work in "Barefoot in the Park" at Trinity Rep!
Rebecca has booked a role on the ABC pilot "Broad Squad," starring Lauren Ambrose and Rutina Wesley. The show centers around the first four women graduate from the Boston Police Academy in 1978. RG plays Paula, the Police Chief's secretary, who went through the academy a few years prior, but never got the opportunity to serve in active duty.
“Broad Squad” is penned by “CSI: NY’s” Bess Wohl and exec-produced by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Aaron Kaplan.
On May 2, 2014, the PawSox (the Pawtucket Red Sox) helped honor Trinity Rep's 50th Anniversary by inviting Michael Gennaro, our Executive Director, to throw out the first pitch, and yours truly to sing the National Anthem. It was a blast! I even nailed the "Whitney" note! We had 90 seats behind home plate. I did my duty as an American and consumed a MonsterDog, Cheese Fries, a Doughboy, and a pint of Pilsner. Fantastic night!!!