Rebecca Rivas is an Assistant Professor in UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance, where she teaches Voice and Movement, Acting, Dialects and Accents as well as Musical Theatre. Rebecca just finished directing this season's production of The House on Mango Street and Old Scrooge in the department's holiday production of Humbug & Sugar Plum. She is a co-founder of the department’s annual Chican@/Latin@ Theatre Series, where her play Colitas de Rana was produced this May. Other directing credits include Labyrinth of Desire, Esperanza Rising, The Arabian Nights, Electricidad & Alicia in Wonder Tierra. Her El Paso acting credits include Frontera Repertory Theatre’s one-woman show Highway 47 and Grace Note. When she is not teaching at UTEP, Rebecca often works with the regional professional company, TheatreSquared, appearing as Carly in Reasons to be Pretty, The Ding Dong and in a wide array of roles in their annual New Play Fesitvals. She is a native El Pasoan. She holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas.