Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth

Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth

Rebecca is the creator and artistic director of Parley, a playwrights' group and producing entity in Seattle, Washington. A mother of two, Rebecca is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, English), the University of California, Irvine (MFA, Acting), and the Pacific Conservatory Theatre. At twenty, she made her professional acting debut at the rebuilt Globe Theatre in London, and she...
Rebecca is the creator and artistic director of Parley, a playwrights' group and producing entity in Seattle, Washington. A mother of two, Rebecca is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, English), the University of California, Irvine (MFA, Acting), and the Pacific Conservatory Theatre. At twenty, she made her professional acting debut at the rebuilt Globe Theatre in London, and she has since acted in regional theaters all over the United States. As a teaching artist, she’s worked with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine; the Alliance Theater in Atlanta; the New York Film Academy in Soho; Seattle University; Meadows School of the Arts at SMU; Freehold Theatre Studio/Lab; Freehold’s Ensemble Training Intensive; and served for three years as Resident Playwright at the Washington Correctional Center for Women as part of the Engaged Theater Residency. Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and elsewhere at venues such as the American Theatre of Actors, Center Stage, and the Barrow Group. As a director, she has helmed over 50 world premieres in the last four years alone. She currently teaches playwriting, acting, and voice through her tiny home studio, Salvo.

Plays

  • Crumbs / Migas
    In a fictional Latin American country, two hungry children are orphaned by a U.S.- backed coup. Fifteen years later they return, a modern-day Hansel and Gretel, to follow what migas they can in search of their father. Revisiting the scene of the violence they survived, they discover a landscape of secrets and sacrifice they are only beginning to understand.

    Delivered through compact and...
    In a fictional Latin American country, two hungry children are orphaned by a U.S.- backed coup. Fifteen years later they return, a modern-day Hansel and Gretel, to follow what migas they can in search of their father. Revisiting the scene of the violence they survived, they discover a landscape of secrets and sacrifice they are only beginning to understand.

    Delivered through compact and electric dialogue, and leavened with compassion and even humor, Crumbs / Migas is a play about the grief and grace we encounter on the way home.
  • cherubin
    "Bring me my son or this storm will kill you all."
    Cora, a midwife and herbalist, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. In search of her long-lost son, Cora arrives in a Puritan settlement in 1652 during the most destructive storm in a century. When she's thrown in jail under suspicion of witchcraft, she demands to see her child--a man the settlers call the Monster of Connecticut....
    "Bring me my son or this storm will kill you all."
    Cora, a midwife and herbalist, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. In search of her long-lost son, Cora arrives in a Puritan settlement in 1652 during the most destructive storm in a century. When she's thrown in jail under suspicion of witchcraft, she demands to see her child--a man the settlers call the Monster of Connecticut. Instead, she meets Miranda, a Puritan on the verge of childbirth, sent in to extract a confession and save Cora's soul. But neither Cora nor Miranda is exactly what she seems.
    ​In lively conversation with The Tempest, cherubin takes on freedom, illusion, and agency through two of Shakespeare’s most under-explored characters.
  • Maiden Voyage
    Penelope’s heroic husband has been away from home for nearly twenty years, while Penelope's been running his estate, raising his college-bound son, and winning acclaim for writing an important book about him called The Odyssey. It’s all going well for Penelope, until the long awaited, battle-weary subject of her book returns home, ready to take his life – and hers – back. Featuring a fraught artistic...
    Penelope’s heroic husband has been away from home for nearly twenty years, while Penelope's been running his estate, raising his college-bound son, and winning acclaim for writing an important book about him called The Odyssey. It’s all going well for Penelope, until the long awaited, battle-weary subject of her book returns home, ready to take his life – and hers – back. Featuring a fraught artistic process, erotic jealousy, and a blow to the head, Maiden Voyage is a dramatic departure from the ancient story you thought you knew.
  • Stamina
    At a high-tech fertility clinic in the near future, Paloma and Merrit await the results of a suite of tests to determine the viability of a pregnancy.
    They're about to find out what it means to know too much.
  • What She Means
    A writer in the very act of writing a play, five children trying to take over the story, and the mysterious old woman they all love. Battles of will. Games of tag. Existential crises. Inexplicable cabbages. What She Means is about memory, childhood, grief, and the bewildering process of creation.