Rebecca Taichman

LCT: Becky Nurse of Salem, ​How to Transcend a Happy MarriageThe Oldest BoyThe 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.

LCT Blog Posts

  • Rebecca Taichman: Releasing The Story

    Rebecca Taichman: Releasing The Story

    “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.”

  • In Conversation: BECKY NURSE OF SALEM

    In Conversation: BECKY NURSE OF SALEM

    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.

  • Rebecca Taichman on Directing THE OLDEST BOY

    Rebecca Taichman on Directing THE OLDEST BOY

    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.