Rebekah DeAnn Mason is a Mexican American poverty advocate, a ‘retired’ legal aid attorney, an artist, writer, actor and playwright. Rebekah believes in the power of creating art to support and build community. Family on both her mother's and father's side are Mexican American from Texas. As she gets older, she finds herself looking with greater ownership at Tejano history, Texas history, Chicano history, and finding more of who she is in that past. She is scrambling to interview her family about the past that made her who she is; trying to figure out the mysteries that died with her grandmothers and the older generations.
Rebekah is a healthcare policy advocate, fighting so seniors have access to quality and affordable healthcare. She particularly enjoys breaking down disparities for communities of color. Rebekah writes, explores, tells stories, and dreams of sharing and creating things with communities that do not traditionally or historically have not had access to theatre/art or do not necessarily see themselves as a part of a community that enjoys or creates art. Her clients from the more than ten years she practiced law continue to inspire her today.
Rebekah studied Sociology and Theatre at the University of Houston and law at Western Michigan’s Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Rebekah first coordinated Lone Star Legal Aid's veteran advocacy project for Texas veterans with low incomes before joining Legal Counsel for the Elderly to coordinate their Veterans Advocacy Project. She helped DC senior veterans and surviving spouses access healthcare and financial benefits. Rebekah studies acting and playwriting with Martin Blank and is a proud new member of the Dramatist Guild. She has been fortunate to do creative things with Joe's Movement Emporium, MTC Adventure Theatre Company and the DC Theatre Lab, The Coil Project, Dog and Pony DC, DC Arts Center, Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions, and the Montgomery Playhouse. She is a proud Chicana from Texas City, Texas. Rebekah lives in Wheaton, MD.