Rebecca Dzida

Rebecca Dzida

Originally from California, Rebecca is a playwright currently living in Washington, DC where she received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from The Catholic University of America. Her day jobs include community engagement and organizing the cross-country tour of National Players at Olney Theatre Center. Rebecca's work has been performed around the country. She is a two-time finalist of the Kennedy Center American...
Originally from California, Rebecca is a playwright currently living in Washington, DC where she received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from The Catholic University of America. Her day jobs include community engagement and organizing the cross-country tour of National Players at Olney Theatre Center. Rebecca's work has been performed around the country. She is a two-time finalist of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her ten-minute plays. Her one-act The Greatest Performance was nominated for the Playwrights Award by the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. She has also been commissioned for various work around DC, including Capitol Fringe and the One-Minute Play Festival. Her full-length thesis play Preggers, or Parenthood for Virgins premiered at CUA as part of the M.F.A. New Play Rep and was featured in the Washington Post's list of best arts schools events. She has also been featured on the podcast Inkubator on Air.

Plays

  • Cake Eaters
    All Rex wants is to protect his family. On one side is a totalitarian government with no regard for its citizens. On the other side is a floundering revolution that desperately wants to topple the despotic monarchy. When Rex meets Yazzy, a young woman who is more than she appears, he unwittingly finds himself tangled in the intrigue spun on both sides of the fight. Now he must take control of the game before he...
    All Rex wants is to protect his family. On one side is a totalitarian government with no regard for its citizens. On the other side is a floundering revolution that desperately wants to topple the despotic monarchy. When Rex meets Yazzy, a young woman who is more than she appears, he unwittingly finds himself tangled in the intrigue spun on both sides of the fight. Now he must take control of the game before he becomes a pawn, but that's hard to do when Rex cannot decipher between what is or isn't real.
  • Dead.White.Guys.
    The place: an empty theater. The time: now. The mission: blow up the patriarchy. A rebel group comes together to bring on the apocalypse—that is, if they can take on the likes of dead white guys from Billy Shakes to Arthur Miller. The fate of the literary canon and society as we know it is at stake. Destruction of this magnitude would dramatically impact the future and reverberate through the past, affecting...
    The place: an empty theater. The time: now. The mission: blow up the patriarchy. A rebel group comes together to bring on the apocalypse—that is, if they can take on the likes of dead white guys from Billy Shakes to Arthur Miller. The fate of the literary canon and society as we know it is at stake. Destruction of this magnitude would dramatically impact the future and reverberate through the past, affecting history as we see it. Maybe this apocalypse is a good thing.

    Trigger warning: this play contains depictions and references to sexual assault
  • Preggers, or Parenthood for Virgins
    Arranged marriage is hard enough, but when newlyweds Mary and Joseph discover they've been chosen to raise the Son of God, it gets harder. Along with a little help from the angel Gabriel, they must learn to navigate the challenges and absurdities of love, marriage, parenthood, and destiny.
  • The Elephant Play
    Sasha wakes up one morning to find an elephant inexplicably in her living room. What threatens to be the final unraveling of her mental health might end up becoming the very creature that brings her the love she's been looking for from her estranged foster sister Jill.
  • Kwon
    Moms Shayne and Catherine watch their eight-year-old daughters spar each other in a taekwondo match, but the real fight is between them on the sidelines.
  • Dismembered
    A head, torso, and legs wake up unattached and must decide if and how they can get back together.
  • Winternet is Coming
    KK's life is mundane and repetitive. All they need is Pretty Fly for a Wifi to remind them to take their pills and binge-watch Tiger King. But when the internet stops working, KK is forced to undertake the dreaded task of calling Comcast Customer Service.
  • Eagle Girls Forever
    Once upon a time, AJ was the most beautiful little girl. While her best friend has grown into a beautiful young princess by the time they begin high school, AJ believes she looks more like a harpy. To make things worse, nobody notices when AJ sprouts wings and a beak. Now AJ must decide to reject or fully embrace her inner harpy.
  • Foodstuffs
    John has just lost his wife to cancer, and all he wants to do is grieve in peace, but his pushy daughter Shelley won't leave him be. Now for the first time in years, father and daughter need to communicate and have a real conversation.
  • The Greatest Performance
    It's the first day of school. All Miss C wants to do is teach, but situations outside the classroom keep getting in the way. An immersive, solo play where the audience plays the students.
  • The Prophet
    In a cabin on the outskirts of town lives Ty, the mysterious psychic whose remarkable ability to see the future only goes so far as their remarkable inability to interact with people. But Sophie's got nothing to lose excerpt her very own life, that is until Ty answers her question in a most unexpected way.
  • Shark Bait
    Todd and Laura are taking their son to the aquarium for one last outing together before they separate. Just when Laura thinks it's all worked out, Todd informs her that he doesn't want to move out.
  • Remember, Remember
    Reggie can't seem to connect with his fifteen-year-old son Charles who's obsessed with all things British even before separating from his wife. When Charles starts building a bonfire on November 5 to burn more than a Guy Fawkes effigy, Reggie realizes he's got one last chance to make things right before he moves out of the house.
  • The Ones Left Behind
    Sonny and Cher are two eruhs on their way to Noah's ark. Just as the flood begins, Sonny informs Cher he's experiencing a crisis of faith. Now Cher needs to convince her mate to board the ark or leave him.
  • The Encounter
    When awkward grad student Sean decides to encounter Giana, he finds himself unable to connect his academic pursuits with real life. After shutting him down, at first, Giana decides to give him a chance and see if she can teach Sean about meeting people through their graduate studies.
  • Condemnation in a Condom Nation
    When innocent 18-year-old Misha is put in charge of buying items at a sex store for her sister’s raucous bachelorette party, her conservative parents freak out about it, causing Misha to become even more curious about sex.
  • Waste
    Kylie's body is found in the high school boys bathroom, and 18-year-old Max Sinclair is the prime suspect. It's up to Detective Rae Chen to parse through all of Max's lies to find the truth of what happened that night.