Hey, I'm Rivka!

New York, New York

  Rivka Rivera is an actor, writer and producer currently working out of NYC. A Brooklyn native who spent her childhood building forts and writing plays, she became serious about her craft after attending LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (the Fame school) – where she received a Drama Desk Award for Performance there. She went on to earn her BFA in theatre from Carnegie Mellon University.

        Rivka has worked in all theatrical mediums and is a member of SAG/AFTRA. Her work can be seen in movies and TV shows such as “Switched at Birth,” “Circle,” and “Firelight” (ABC) in which she played the supporting lead role opposite Cuba Gooding-Jr.  As a playwright, Rivka's one act “Rubble, about a child’s search for her soul amongst a pile of talking trash, has been produced in both LA and NYC.

     Rivka has a long history as an arts organizer and producer. In 2012 she co-founded and ran Towne Hall, a non-profit warehouse space in downtown Los Angeles, dedicated to providing a community venue for artists of all professional levels and socioeconomic means to create, connect, and share. Rivka’s work also led her to produce several crowd-funding campaigns including “The Skinny” by Jessie Kahnweiler and “Cuddle Party.”  Her work on these campaigns was to guide the marketing and structure of the pitch and helped to bring both projects massive financial success.

     As an arts educator, Rivka worked extensively with the non-profit arts organization STAR   Inc.in Los Angeles as a theater teacher. Her work with the youth has always been important to her. She has also taught at the college level, recently being hired as a visiting Professor to teach a workshop on arts and freelancing at The University of Georgia.

     Since moving back to NYC Rivka has found a home and family at the Irondale Ensemble. Her role with the company has been multi dimensional. She has stage managed for 1599, founded and produced the monthly ARTBuffet series with Alex Spieth, Line Produced the Not Normal series and is now working on her second round of “To Protect Serve and Understand.”

     Rivka’s primary intention in all of the work she does is to inspire creative inquiry and to shed light on the complex human experience.


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New York City, New York Film Short

An African American man reluctantly seeks therapy when suppressed memories from his past are triggered by a tragic run-in with police.


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Assisted Living

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Satire

Bridget and Jo are two high-powered personal assistants/failing feminists who test the boundaries of human decency to excel at their jobs.


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Are You Ok? Cause I'm OK.

New York City, New York Film Short

Would you take mushrooms with your mother?


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Park Slope Moms

New York City, New York Series

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.


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Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York City, New York Series

A comedic web series about two women in their late-20s facing the realities of living in New York City.


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Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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Los Angeles, California Film Short

Mr. Talented follows a space-obsessed photographer whose life and sanity unravel as he tries to make a name for himself in the art world.


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You're The Pest

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Family

Two estranged childhood friends, Alex and Marissa, unexpectedly inherit their families' extermination company in Queens.


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Rigor Samsa Series - The Bastette Group

Los Angeles, California Series
Music, Experimental

All female creative team launches platform for collaboration starting with an experimental video series set to original music.


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Norwich, Vermont Film Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A little girl fights to save the forest behind her childhood home from a logging truck that is destroying the land - will she succeed?


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