Rebecca Chace is the author of the novel Leaving Rock Harbor (2010) a New York Times “Editor’s Choice”, New England Books Award Finalist, June Indie Notable Book (ABA); the novel Capture the Flag (1999); and the memoir, Chautauqua Summer (1993) which was a New York Times “Notable Book," as well as “Editor's Choice" and "Picks for Summer" in the New York Times Book Review. Her first children’s book, June Sparrow and the Million Dollar Penny, will be published in May, 2017.
Capture the Flag was adapted as a feature length screenplay by Rebecca and director Lisanne Skyler. The short film, with screenplay co-written by Chace and Skyler, was shot during the summer of 2009; it premiered at the Aspenshortsfest International Competition in April, 2010, and received the Tony Cox Showtime Award for best screenplay (Short Film) at the Nantucket Film Festival in 2010. The feature length screenplay adaptation was shortlisted for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. Rebecca is currently developing a television pilot based upon the novel.
Rebecca is also an actor, has moonlighted as a trapeze artist and likes to occasionally swing flaming torches. Her plays include: Colette (Theatre for the New City) in which she played Colette and hung from a trapeze. Her adaptation of Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening, was produced by Book-It Repertory Theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre; second production at Seattle Rep. in June, 2005; third production with “Voices of the South", Memphis TN, 2015.
Most recently, Rebecca was a 2016 Dora Maar House Fellow in Mernerbes, France, (Museum of Fine Arts Houston); a 2014 recipient of the Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center; and a member of the Wertheim Study at the New York Public Library (2014-16). She has received grants and support from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Frances Shaw Fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and A.S.K. Theatre Projects in Los Angeles, the FringeACT festival, New York Theatre Workshop. She is currently Director of Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
One of her favorite things in the world is to write songs with her songwriting partner, Al Maddy, and occasionally sing with the band.
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