Rebecca Jane Stokes received her BA in Theatre Arts from the University of the South: Sewanee in 2005. Stokes attended the 2004 Sewanee Writer’s Conference where she was awarded a Sewanee Fellowship under playwriting chairs Romulus Linney and Hilary Bell. Upon graduation Stokes worked with Boston’s Southcity Ensemble as writer and actor. Their show ‘Mosaic’ was hailed by the Boston Globe as “Witty, acerbic, and intense.” Stokes worked extensively with Fireside Entertainment in Dallas, TX. She was featured in their film ‘A Killer Within’ starring C. Thomas Howell and Sean Young. She went on to work as a writer on their Lifetime Original Movie (and web series) ‘Inspector Mom’ featuring the Wonder Years’ Danica McKellar. She moved to New York in 2006 to study Playwriting at the New School for Drama under Department Chair Pippin Parker and veteran TV writer, Frank Pugliese (‘Homicide: Life on the Streets’). While at the New School, Stokes interned as a writer’s assistant for Warren Leight’s Swingline Productions for HBO’s Drama ‘In Treatment’ with Gabriel Byrne. Stokes’s full-length play ‘Freakish’ was presented as a staged reading by Abroad Stage Company, and her ten minute plays ‘Fear the Nog’, ‘Very, Very’ and ‘Binge Honeymoon’ were produced by Endtimes Productions, Left Hip Productions and Rising Sun Productions, respectively. Other plays written by the author include ‘Weird Abundance’, ‘A Man To Be Feared’ produced at the International New York Fringe Festival by the One21 Collective, of which she is a founding member, ‘Blue At the Close of Day’, and ‘The Snow Queen’. Stokes is an editor of FemPop.com, and a freelance writer whose written for Jezebel.com, TheHairpin.com, XOJane.com and Hearst Publications. She lives in Brooklyn.