Rebecca Daniels (MFA, PhD) taught performance, writing, and speaking in liberal arts universities for over 25 years, including St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, from 1992-2015. She was the founding producing director of Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR, and directed with many professional Portland theatre companies in the 1980s. In 2015, she retired from teaching and moved to the Pioneer Valley, where she completed the manuscript for Keeping the Lights on for Ike in 2018. In 2019 she served as literary manager and co-producer for Silverthorne Theater Company in Greenfield, MA. She is the author of the groundbreaking Women Stage Directors Speak, and has been published in multiple professional theatre journals. She is currently working on two full-length plays and recently completed a memoir, Finding Sisters, that explores how DNA testing helped her find her genetic parents and other relatives in spite of being given up for a closed adoption at birth. To book Rebecca for an author talk at your venue, you can email her at rdaniels@stlawu.edu.


“The story of how a marriage survived both infertility and a three-year separation because of WWII…of a love that transcended those obstacles to survive and even thrive when the war was over.”

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