Assistant Professor of Theatre
Fir Acres Theater
Rebecca Lingafelter is a performer, director, producer and teacher living in Portland, OR. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005, where she studied with Anne Bogart, Andrei Serban and Kristin Linklater. In New York she performed at Classic Stage Company, PS122, The Ontological Hysteric Incubator, HERE Arts Center, The Bushwick Starr, The Chocolate Factory, Judson Church, Vortex Theatre Company, Target Margin Theatre, and The Metropolitan Opera. She has performed internationally in Korea, Germany, Italy, England and Budapest, Hungary. She was co-artistic director of experimental theatre ensemble Performance Lab 115 from 2005-2010 and was lead-artist for PL115’s six-month residency with Mabou Mines mentored by Ruth Maleczech in 2008.
Rebecca has taught voice, movement, acting and contemporary performance for over 7 years. She taught at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where she was on faculty through 2010. In addition she taught at the Public Theater, Classic Stage Company and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. In Portland, she has taught at the Portland Actors Conservatory and Portland Playhouse as well as leading workshops for Third Rail Repertory and PETE.
Local credits include Collapse with Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Fifth of July with Profile Theatre and performances at On The Boards and Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival with her theatre company, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE). In addition to stage work, Rebecca’s commercial and television credits include a Guest Star role on TNT’s Leverage, as well as national Pepsi and Kraft commercials. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.
Rebecca is a founding member of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE). She will be performing in both productions of their 2013 Season including an adaptation of Richard III, R3: An anatomical study of humanity, directed by Gisela Cardenas and Song of the Dodo; a fugue for the endangered and extinct. She will also be appearing in Third Rail Repertory’s fall production of That Hopey Changey Thing, opening in October 2012, and is shooting a feature film, The Lilac Chaser, to be released in 2013.
M.F.A. Columbia Universtiy 2005 , B.A. University of California, San Diego 2000