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Becca Johnson-Spinos (2010)

Becca earned her BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University, and attended Playwrights Horizons Directing Lab and Shakespeare’s Globe and Washington University’s Shakespeare Intensive. She wrote, directed, and performed a one-woman show for the New York Fringe Festival. Additionally, Becca worked as an assistant to the Artistic Director at Burning Coal Theatre Company, where she also assistant directed and performed.

Becca is the Artistic Director of Outcry Theatre, which she co-founded with her husband. Their innagural production, Carlos Murillo's dark play or stories for boys, was named "Best of Loop" at WaterTower Theatre's 2012 Out of the Loop Festival. She recently directed The Four of Us, by Itamar Moses, for Outcry. 

www.beccadirector.com
 
Currently, Becca also works as a director, teacher, and playwright at Plano Children's Theatre.


 "Outcry has demonstrated you don’t need deep pockets to create astonishing drama...The cast of this tour de force is uniformly versatile, submerged, spontaneous and utterly mesmerizing. Director Becca Jonson-Spinos has concocted vibrant, kinetic touches that electrify the text. Adam Garst has shown phenomenal bravery and brilliance in his willingness to inhabit a character as charismatic, elusive, mercurial, reptilian and damaged as Nick." --Christopher Soden, Dallas Examiner
 
"Director Becca Johnson-Spinos certainly delivers the physical and visceral goods here. There are jerky ritual dance-like moves. There are primal screams of self-loathing." "The performance level is high. You admire Garst's acting prowess even as you despise his character. And Daniel Hubbard and Liz Acklin contribute a series of interesting satellite characters. Hubbard is particularly versatile, playing everything from a brutal cyber bully to a flirtatious Asian babe." "There's some nifty visual garnish, designed by Jason Johnson-Spinos and projected onto a rear screen. And Dan Johnson's original music is mood-enhancing." --Perry Stewart, TheaterJones 

Becca's thesis project was Chekhov's The Seagull.