LCT: Becky Nurse of Salem, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Oldest Boy, The Luck of the Irish (LCT3). Broadway includes Paula Vogel’s Indecent(2017 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play, Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award; also Yale Rep., La Jolla, The Vineyard). Rebecca has directed on and off Broadway, new plays and old, musicals and opera. She has worked with writers including Jocelyn Bioh, Sarah Ruhl, Danai Guirira, Brian Selznick, Kirsten Greenidge, Nico Muhly, David Adjmi, Lynn Nottage and Nick Payne. She has worked at theaters such as Roundabout, The Public, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, ART, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter and Woolly Mammoth. Resident director at Roundabout, a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. www.rebeccataichman.com
Nov. 29, 2022
“Yes, the Salem witch trials are a key part of the story, but at the very heart of it is a 62-year-old woman living in 2016 Salem, struggling to care for her family and for herself.”
Nov. 15, 2022
Watch Deirdre O'Connell (Becky), playwright Sarah Ruhl, and director Rebecca Taichman chat about the themes of the show, favorite witches, and the magic of Sarah Ruhl's writing.
July 21, 2022
Sarah Ruhl's new play begins performances in the Newhouse this fall. Deirdre O'Connell leads the cast.
March 9, 2017
Listen to a conversation with André Bishop and Rebecca Taichman, director of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE.
Oct. 29, 2014
Sarah Ruhl, the author of THE OLDEST BOY, and Rebecca Taichman, its director, have known each other for almost a decade, but the new play, which involves an inter-cultural couple’s choice in the context of Tibetan Buddhism, marks an especially significant moment in their collaboration.