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					                             Rebecca Lisa Nesvet
                        Playwright, Lecturer, and Critic

647 11th Street, #6G, New York, NY 10009           upstart_crow2@yahoo.com
301.928.8239                                       www.rlnesvet.com

                                   Occupation:

      September 2004 – present: Lecturer, Creative Writing, University of
       Gloucestershire. On study leave 9/2006-9/2008. Duties have included:

       -   Designing, teaching, and marking B.A. Creative Writing courses
       -   Advising and marking Independent Studies and B.A. Theses
       -   Some pastoral duties and guidance of extra-curricular activities
       -   Contributing to my personal and the departmental research portfolio
       -   Design and teaching of outreach workshops for local school students

                 October 2006-present: Administrator, TRU Voices Reading Series,
                  Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU), New York City. Duties
                  include script reading, script evaluation, and administrative work.

                 Summer 2007: Literary Coordinator, Origin Theatre Company,
                  New York City. Duties consist of administration of the Origin
                  European Script Salon.

                                    Education:

      At present - MFA student, Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts
       (TSOA), New York University. Projected graduation date is May 2006.
      2006 - MPhil in English, Univ. Wales, Aberystwyth (2006)
      2000 - B.A. magna cum laude in Theatre and English Bowdoin College, U.S.

                    Awards, Grants, and Residencies Include:

      Winner, Sloan Foundation Feature Screenplay Writing Award, at Tisch School
       of the Arts, NYU, 2007, for A Habitable World.

      Finalist, Sloan Rewrite Grant, The Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 2007, for
       The Speed of Light.

      First Place, Arch & Bruce Brown Playwriting, 2002, The Shape Shifter.
      First Place, ATHE Playworks, 2002, for The Shape Shifter.
      Second Place, Sonoma Cty. Rep New Drama Works, 2003, for The Offensive.
      Scripting Emerging Playwrights’ Residency at the Arvon Foundation’s Hurst
       House, Clunton, Shropshire, December, 2003, sponsored by Sgript Cymru.

      British Council-sponsored Postgraduate Teaching Assistants’ Exchange, 2002,
       delegate to Lucian Blaga University, Romania.
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                          Rebecca Lisa Nesvet
                     Playwright, Lecturer, and Critic

                            Stage Plays Include:
                     The Mystery Prince (full-length)
    (adaptation of M.W. Shelley’s novel The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck)
   2008 – To be stage-read by the Georgetown Theatre Co. (TGTC) at the
    Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

                        The Speed of Light (full-length)
   2008 – To be produced by Teatru Radu Stanca, Romania.
   2007 – Rehearsed Reading, Teatru Radu Stanca at the Sibiu International
    Theatre Festival, Romania.
   2007 – Rehearsed Reading, Goldberg Theatre, TSOA.

                   The Girl in the Iron Mask (full-length)
   2007 - Full production by Babes With Blades, Chicago.
   2006 - Rehearsed reading by Babes With Blades, Strawdog Theatre, Chicago.

                      The Shape Shifter (full-length)
   2007 – Full production, Thorny Theatre, Palm Springs, California
   2004 – Rehearsed reading, Cheeky Maggot, Hampstead Theatre, London.
   2002 – Rehearsed reading, ATHE Conference, San Diego.
   2001 – Rehearsed reading, Charter Theater, Washington D.C.

                        The Offensive (full-length)
   September 2006 – Rehearsed reading, TGTC at the Kennedy Centre.
   2004 – Rehearsed reading, Georgetown Theatre Co. at the Kennedy Center.
   2003 – Rehearsed reading, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, U.K.

                     Anarkali at Jallozai (full-length)
                 *** under the pseudonym “Alex Court ***
   2001 – Full production, Brandeis University, Massachusetts indefinitely
    postponed after incidents of 11 September 2001.
   2001 – Staged reading at the U.S. National Women’s Museum, Dallas.
                           Piecemakers (one-act)
   February 2006 – Full production at the Southwark Playhouse, London.

                         Jesus and Jupiter (one-act)
   2005 – Full production at the Harvest Festival, Montreal.
   2005 – Staged reading by Village-Scene Productions, Montreal.

                    Galileo in the Underworld (one-act)
   2003 – Full production, Vital Theatre, New York City.
   1998 – Full production, the Burton-Taylor Theatre, Oxford University.



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                          Rebecca Lisa Nesvet
                     Playwright, Lecturer, and Critic

                           Publications Include:

   “Martinengo’s Trewe Report and Othello’s Cyprus”, in Shakespearean
    International Yearbook 6, ed. Tom Bishop (Ashgate, 2006).

   “„Have You Thought of a Story?‟: Scheherazade and the 1831 Frankenstein”
    Women‟s Writing, 12:3 (2005), 369-380.

   “Parallel Histories: Dryden’s Plutarch and Religious Toleration” The Review
    of English Studies, 56:225 (2004), 424-437.

   “Volcano Theatre”, The New Welsh Review, 59 (2003), 68-73.

   2006-present: regular theatre reviewer, offoffonline [www.offoffonline.com]

   2003-4: regular theatre reviewer, The Western Mail (2003-4)

   2000-4: regular theatre reviewer, Theatre in Wales [www.theatre-wales.co.uk]




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