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S'MANGA WRAPS 
"OUT THE DOOR" FILM

An indie film by filmmaker Maggie Farley about Bree who is agoraphobic, and her wife April who looses her memory. Rebecca stars as April.

S'MANGA WRAPS SWIPE LEFT THE SERIES

Swipe Left the series is a web series created by Leonarda Jonie. Rebecca stars as Janet. The pilot created summer 2017 has since won the Made in NY shorts festival and been featured in Women's Film and Television Festival and the Hip Hop Festival in Harlem.

Rebecca was invited to participate in Sundance Theater Lab 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco. 
Acting in "All the Natalie Portmans" by C.A. Johnson and "Sanctuary City" by Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright Martyna Majok

R+J OAKLAND

Rebecca directs  ROMEO + JULIET.

Six actors, two hours, no set. 

Shakespeare’s greatest love story
reimagined in the heart of Oakland at the historic "Brooklyn Preserve" 

  

"WE, THE INVISIBLES"

AT ACTORS THEATER OF LOUISVILLE 

"Rebecca S’Manga Frank embodying Diallo...plays a range of scenes including working as a housekeeper at the hotel... both (Frank and Luis Moreno) hit the mark with their accents and are able to quickly turn around and convincingly portray a host of other completely different personalities.

Frank further impresses with her portrayal of Patty, a wisecracking Puerto Rican lesbian chef, and Dreshawn, a sweet but slick-talking head bellman."

-WFPL.ORG Arts and Culture

INDECENT

 AT THE OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 

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Blass and S’Manga Frank are spellbinding and have a wonderful chemistry together. These two actresses are an integral part of this plays success as they passionately bring the events portrayed here so vividly to life."

-The Siskiyou Daily News

WE HAVE A THEATRE COMPANY!!!

SOCIETY is an ensemble of theatre makers. We create new plays using a method of rigorous research, improvisation, and discussion, that amplifies the experience of ownership for all creators. An economic/creative model that usually defines new American theatre.

PRODIGAL SON
ON FOX

Rebecca is Deirdre Barker on the episode "Stranger Beside You" in her first Guest Star role.

During the pandemic Society Theatre created "Cheap Date," a monthly hour long show.

Society Theatre Company's first show! 
A World Premiere show on ZOOM written by Mona Mansour 
Directed by Scott Illingworth
at the New Ohio Theater's Ice Factory Festival July 2020

BLACK JEWISH ARTIST PANEL WITH TORONTO GALLERY

A dynamic group artists who identify as Black and Jewish come together for an unparalleled conversation on art and identity hosted by theatre artist and Rabbi-to-be, Kendell Pinkney. See and hear the compelling artistic work of Ella Cooper, Rebecca S’manga Frank, Sara Yacobi-Harris and Anthony Russell.  

NJCF 2020/21

I'm a New Jewish Culture Fellow with Brooklyn Jews! 
Stay tuned for my project "My Blewish Wedding," an adaptation experience of the Dybbuk.

LABA 2021 FELLOW!

I've been CHOSE-N as a LABA New York Fellow 2021!
Stay tuned for my project on Love, Sex, choosing, and being Chosen.

3 QUESTIONS

My short doc screens at LABA presents...

We're having a short discussion after with some of the participants. 

Bish, you didn't know I make films!

"NOT ALL AT ONCE" AT UCONN JCC EVENT

Kendell Pinkney (future arts rabbi, artist), composer Avi Amon, and I are sharing our piece, "not all at once.” The artistic process was inspired by the Talmud and other Jewish texts. We’ll be facilitating our own Torah-art study of it, and communing with participants. 

SPEAKING WITH FEARLESS FORCE!

I’m participating in FEARLESS FORCE, a transformational public speaking intensive, with a diverse group of women leaders. We will deliver 12 - 15 minute signature speeches that we crafted over the weekend.
Thursday, March 11- 6:30 pm EST

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