Rachel Jendrzejewski (she/her) is an experimental playwright who works across the U.S. and internationally, most often collaborating with choreographers, musicians, and visual artists to explore new interdisciplinary vocabularies.
Her work has been developed and/or presented by Red Eye Theater, Walker Art Center, Southern Theater, Public Functionary, Hair+Nails Gallery, Weisman Art Museum, American Swedish Institute, In the Heart of the Beast, Forecast Public Art, Figge Art Museum, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Wild Project, Conflux Festival, Rhode Island School of Design, ICA/Boston, MASS MoCA, Padua Playwrights, Los Angeles Performance Practice, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel, the wulf, Tricklock Company, Art Café Kalambur, ITseLF Festival, and Cross Club, among others. Published performance texts include ENCYCLOPEDIA (Spout Press), IN WHICH _______ AND OTHERS DISCOVER THE END (with SuperGroup; Plays Inverse), and AMBER (in the anthology I MIGHT BE THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING TO: SHORT PLAYS FROM THE LOS ANGELES UNDERGROUND).
She is honored to be in her third term as a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. Additional honors include Playwrights' Center McKnight and Jerome Fellowships; residencies at the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study, Weisman Art Museum, and MASS MoCA; and support from the Network of Ensemble Theaters, Dramatists Guild Foundation, PEN America, National Endowment for the Arts, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, among others.
Rachel is 1 of 7 artistic directors at Red Eye Theater and adjunct faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. MFA Playwriting, Brown University.
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Rachel Jendrzejewski has received funding through the Next Step Fund Award for two trips to Los Angeles to complete PASSION, a major new performance work.
Playwrights' Center core writer Rachel Jendrzejewski's In Which _______ and Others Discover the End, a collaboration with SuperGroup, has been published by Plays Inverse! Click here to preview and order.
Rachel Jendrzejewski's latest collaborative project, In Which _______ and Others Discovers the End, is unfolding at Public Functionary in Northeast Minneapolis with six FREE performances March 27-April 4, 2015. Details HERE.
Rachel Jendrzejewski's play Amber will be published in a new anthology from Padua Playwrights called I Might Be the Person You Are Talking To: Short Plays from the Los Angeles Underground in early 2015.