Rebecca Mwase is a theater artist, creative consultant and cultural organizer working at the intersection of art and social justice. She is based in New Orleans, LA and has lived there since moving from Shanghai, China in 2009. Rebecca crafts spaces primarily for youth and people of color to gain a sense of place and identity through the creation of art. Rebecca has worked with a variety of non-profits including ArtSpot Productions, Junebug Productions, and Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, to structure and facilitate a range of arts integrated curriculum, social justice trainings and creative workshops. Rebecca is the former program director of Individuals relating and overcoming conflict (iROC), a theater centered character development program for middle and high school aged youth. In 2010 she received the Wall Award from Grinnell for her innovation with this project. She is a co-founder of Voices Organized in Creative Dissent (VOIC’D) and co-director of LOUD (New Orleans Queer Youth Theater).
Current projects include Vessels with Desired Evolutions, Alleged Lesbian Activities with the New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project and developing arts integrated community engagement with JPACC. Rebecca is thrilled to join the ACSJN team and looks forward to connecting with all of you.