Rebecca S’manga


Rebecca S’manga is a writer, actor, story doula, and culture worker skilled in the Blewish arts. She creates and facilitates as a Black, Jewish, Swazi, and American woman. Her monologues, psalms, essays, comedy, poetry, and plays have been featured in Lilith Magazine, Hadassah Magazine, Hillel International, at Elm Shakespeare Company, NCORE, Society Theatre, Reboot, Lab/Shul, as well as other theaters, educational centers, and Jewish arts and culture spaces. Most recently, Rebecca performed in the world premiere of “Love All,” written by Anna Deavere Smith at La Jolla Playhouse and in “At the Wedding” at Lincoln Center’s LCT3. In 2022, she premiered work from her musical play adaptation “The Blewish Dybbuk Project” and performed her documentary theatre piece “The Non Monog-ologues” at the 14th st Y and CBE in Brooklyn.

Rebecca holds a bachelor's degree  in creative writing from Mills College and a master of fine arts from NYU's graduate acting program. In addition to teaching a summer creative writing program in Ireland, she is also a teaching artist with Exploring Black Narratives in New York City and is working on a young adult novel and film based on her experiences with her Baba in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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