Living for the hope of it all

If you had asked me in March how long I thought we’d be in quarantine, I would’ve said until June. (I wasn’t even really taking it seriously yet in March to be honest.) In June, on my birthday, while I was sitting on my floor, watching Disney movies, drinking Bourbon from the bottle, smoking my…

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I Fall Apart

TW: suicide, suicide ideation What a time. It’s probably best to start with the good things. And there are so, so many good things. Y’all, I started a theatre company. And somehow the ball keeps moving forward and it feels like one of the most important and crucial things I could do in this moment,…

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Long Live The Walls We Crashed Through

What a mind f*ck of a time. Between our absolutely horrifically incapable and unqualified president, the ongoing pandemic with no end in sight, and the constant, daily trauma of being a Black person in the US in 2020…like can we skip to 2021? But, and this feels really weird to say but personally, despite being…

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My Turn

Back in 2015*, I started the Arkansas Theatre Collective (ATC). The idea was that the company would only produce new plays written by playwrights who lived in Arkansas and one of the states that bordered Arkansas. I did this for three years and worked hard and spent a lot of my personal money trying to…

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Broken

I try to be pretty diligent about writing a blog post on or around the 15th and the end of the month (30th/31st) but today I’m at a loss of words. I thought about writing about how incredibly disappointed I am that more theatre companies aren’t posting about what’s happening right now with the protests…

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Take a class with Rachel Lynett (That’s me!)

Hi! Starting in June, I’m going to be offering TWO online courses: Intro to Playwriting AND Intro to Latin American Theatre. TLDR: For how to register for classes, email me at rachel.lynett@gmail.com Here are some FAQs: Wanna hear more about Intro to Playwriting? In this course, we’ll cover the basics of playwriting from coming up…

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Digital, Digital Getdown

What a time to be alive. Like a lot of theatre artists, I’ve been really worried about what the future looks like for theatre. And I’ve seen a lot of HOT TAKES on this so let me acknowledge that American Theatre lives in the artists, not the institutions. It is incorrect to say that American…

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I’m in the in-between, honey

It feels like there’s so much pressure to create art right now. And to keep doing things. ALL THE TIME. There’s thinkpiece after thinkpiece after thinkpiece* about why we, artists, absolutely MUST create. Fuck that. On the flip side, there’s thinkpiece after thinkpiece after thinkpiece about how this driving need to create is putting out…

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Hallelujah, I’m still here

Originally, I had planned on writing a blog post based on questions y’all asked. But no one asked. So then I was going to ask myself a bunch of silly questions but then after a couple of talks with friends, I realized there was something more important I wanted to say. There are so many…

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