Rebecca Gorman O’Neill

Degree: M.F.A.


Department: English

Rebecca Gorman O’Neill


Literature and Theatre Rhetoric


  • Theatre
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Dramatic history
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books
  • Perceived threats in student writing


Rebecca Gorman O’Neill was born in Akron, Ohio. She started writing plays at Dartmouth college, where she earned her BA in Drama and English. When she won the Eleanor Frost Playwriting award her junior year, she was very relieved to have an excuse to stop acting. Rebecca went on to earn her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

After working at Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and Glimmerglass Opera, she finally landed at the Denver Center Theatre Company, where she held titles ranging from Assistant Props Master, to Member of the Playwrights’ Unit, to “unofficial dramaturg.” She remains a member of the Higher Education Advisory Council for the DCTC.

Since 1994, Rebecca’s original plays have been produced in across the country and in Canada. Her plays “Tell-tale” and “The Greater Good” are available from Eldridge Publishing and Next Stage Press, respectively.

Currently (2015), her play “Mynx and Salvage” is part of the Edge Theatre’s “On Your Feet” development series, and her play “The Ghost of us” is being produced by Athena Project, both in Denver.

O’Neill is a professor in the English Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she serves as the teaching playwriting, screenwriting, cinema studies, and the graphic novel.

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