Let’s do it again!

Once upon a time, I wrote a list 31 plays you should check out ASAP. (And if you haven’t read those, what are you waiting for?) When I wrote the list, I acknowledged it wasn’t very diverse. I also listed a lot of people I know personally. I’m not saying I don’t know anyone personally…

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you used to tell me I was brave

On Aug 30, 2011, I arrived in Arkansas. My mom and my uncle drove me down from South Bend, IN in a single day. I remember on the drive down being equally terrified and excited. I didn’t really know anyone. I had A LOT of assumptions about Arkansas (most of which turned out to be…

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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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