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 and performative vocabularies.
Her work has been developed and/or presented at Red Eye Theater, Walker Art Center, Southern Theater, Public Functionary, Hair+Nails Gallery, Weisman Art Museum, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Wild Project, Conflux Festival, ICA/Boston, MASS MoCA, Padua Playwrights, Los Angeles Performance Practice, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel, Tricklock Company, Art Café Kalambur, ITseLF Festival, and Cross Club, among others. Publications include ENCYCLOPEDIA (Spout Press), IN WHICH _______ AND OTHERS DISCOVER THE END (a collaboration with SuperGroup; Plays Inverse), and AMBER (in the anthology I MIGHT BE THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING TO). Her play MERONYMY is forthcoming from 53rd State Press; and she is currently working with WaxFactory (NYC) on TRACES, an immersive outdoor roving performance inspired by the life and work of Sophie Calle.
Rachel is deeply grateful to be a 2022-23 McKnight Fellow at the Playwrights' Center, where she has developed new work for more than a decade through a previous Jerome Fellowship, McKnight Fellowship, and three Core Writer residencies. Other honors include residencies with Everwood Farmstead Foundation, University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study and Weisman Art Museum, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, and MASS MoCA; plus grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, National Endowment for the Arts, Network of Ensemble Theaters, Dramatists Guild Foundation, PEN America, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, among others.
Rachel has taught courses and/or workshops in writing and interdisciplinary collaboration at numerous institutions including Brown University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Playwrights' Center. She is a co-artistic director at Red Eye Theater and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brown.
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.