Mx. Longworth grew up in the Detroit area, moved to the East Coast for college, and has lived in New York City, London, San Francisco, and now the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland. She began teaching full-time in 2021 after many years as a teaching artist in theater, acting, and playwriting. Rebecca also has professional experience as a mediamaker in graphic and motion graphic design and voiceover for software and biotech companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley; she is grateful to Latitude for the opportunity to bring those skills to her work with students and their projects. Rebecca intermittently continues to make theater with her ensemble company, whose traveling troupe, The Peripatetic Players, have presented surprising and delightful adaptations of well-loved stories in parks and public spaces throughout the Bay Area since 2014 on their folding, mobile stage.
As a Humanities teacher, Rebecca adores working with students at the intersection of language arts, social justice, creativity, and activism. She is thrilled to be able to teach and learn in her home neighborhood of the Fruitvale and to witness the enormous creativity and passion of her students. Rebecca attended Wellesley College for her undergraduate degree, studied Text & Performance Studies for a Master of Arts at King’s College, London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and most recently completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at UC Berkeley. As a lifelong learner she has also studied at City College of San Francisco and continues to learn from her students every day.
When not at school or in a rehearsal room, Rebecca loves trying new foods and being outdoors, especially anywhere near the water.