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Becca Lynch L’22

Becca came to Penn Law to learn how to use the law to challenge systems of oppression. At Penn Law, Becca is a 1L Representative for National Lawyers Guild and Law Students for a Democratic Society, and is involved in pro bono work with the Pardon Project, If/When/How, and the Democracy Law Project.

Since 2007, Becca has been a practitioner of Theatre of the Oppressed, a global movement of interactive theatre for social justice, and she was a founding member of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) from 2011-2019. She has worked with youth, people with experiences of homelessness, people experiencing collateral consequences of incarceration, LGBTQ groups, and immigrant communities to create interactive theatre about their real stories as a tool for advocacy and social change. She contributed to developing TONYC’s Legislative Theatre model wherein elected officials and policymakers dialogue with audiences about changes in policy and law that would allow the characters on stage in these plays to access rights often denied to them. 

Prior to her work with TONYC, Becca received a Bachelors degree in Theatre and Psychology from the University of Southern California and spent eight months working with NGOs in Tanzania and Kenya.