Rebecca Phillips Epstein is a screenwriter, humorist, dramaturg, and translator, originally from New York City. (She’s also a Francophile, bubble bath addict, karaoke champ, and shameless enough to insist she’s from New York City even though she went to high school in Connecticut.)
Most recently, Rebecca was the Writers’ Assistant on the Roseanne revival for ABC. Previously, she worked for writer/showrunner Hilary Winston on her CBS series Bad Teacher, and pilots Real Life and My Time/Your Time.
Rebecca has served as a resident dramaturg and literary manager at Yale Repertory Theatre, Studio 42, and The Playwrights Realm. Her original translations include a new version of Jean Giraudoux’s classic drama La Guerre de Troie n’aura pas lieu (There Will Be No Trojan War), as well as several previously untranslated horror plays from the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol.
Rebecca’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The New York Times Magazine’s “The Ethicist” column (oh come on, it totally counts!), and a draft folder full of very long, very angry e-mails her therapist suggested she write and never send.
Rebecca holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.