Recently played the lead role in "Do You Feel Anger?" by Mara Nelson-Greenberg directed by Halena Kays at Circle X Theatre.
"Rebelo does a commendable job assuming the sraightman role, playing Abbott to a wholestageful of Costellos, that is until the office dynamics take a turn for the worse and suddenly her character is thrust into a whole new dimension. This surely is the play's most difficult transition to ace and Rebelo accomplishes it seamlessly." - Travis Michael Holder, Ticket Holders LA
“MAGNIFICENT… A FRESH APPROACH… All of the characters are rich and layered and the actors are superb…. Prepare to laugh, gasp, and think.” — Harker Jones, Broadway World
"Rebelo is compellingly real as Sofia" - Charles McNulty, LA Times
I'm a Brazilian-American actress based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, I moved to the US to attend The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and have been working in LA for the past decade.
Los Angeles is now home and it is the community I built here that make it so. I've found my artistic family in theatre companies such as Four Larks, Theatre Movement Bazaar and Son of Semele Ensemble, and have been excited to self produce my own original work for the screen. I'm currently in post production for my short film Visitor Policy, which won the Blue Draft Screenwriting Contest - a short about my experience of giving birth to my premature son in March of 2020.
Select credits include Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg (Circle X Theatre),Cry It Out by Molly Smith-Metzler (Company of Fools), The River Bride by Marisela Treviño Orta (Arizona Theatre Company), The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (Boise Contemporary Theater), Big Shot by Theatre Movement Bazaar (South Coast Repertory), The Temptation of St. Antony by Four Larks and Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa).
I am proud to hold two Ovation Awards for Best Ensemble for both The Temptation of St Antony (2015) and Grail Project (2018), two productions and theatre companies I hold dear and near to my heart.
The joy of watching an actor morph into a dancer and then a singer and then blur the lines completely before your very eyes. It's a level of sophistication and artistry we don't see enough of in LA theater.
There’s fine comedic work by Paula Rebelo as Connie, Michael’s sister. One of strongest segments, in both writing and performance, is Rebelo’s monologue illustrating the subservient lot of the Mafia wife. She is also spot-on as a Sicilian dreamgirl whose undulations keep men in her thrall.
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"Paula Rebelo is one of the highlights of the show, striking the perfect balance between naturalism, dry wit, and theatricality that allows us to suspend our disbelief in this setting."