Rachel Jendrzejewski

Rachel Jendrzejewski is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist who moved to Minneapolis as a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow in 2011. Her work has been developed and/or produced across the U.S. and internationally, including by the Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, Padua Playwrights, Wild Project, Playwrights’ Horizons, Trinity Rep, and Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. She frequently collaborates with other artists, most recently including the contemporary performance ensemble SuperGroup. Honors include project support from the Minnesota State Arts Board (Artist Initiative), Network of Ensemble Theaters, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She is currently a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. Rachel holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brown University, where she studied with Erik Ehn and Lisa D’Amour. www.rachelka.com

Types of Plays: 
Her own plays tend to be more expressionistic than action-driven, exploring themes like memory, mortality, climate change, and labor in tandem with big questions about the nature of "story." She experiments widely with language and form, often devising work with musicians, dancers, visual artists, and other writers and often without elements like plot and character. She loves spending time with all kinds of plays, but currently is most attuned to work that is experimental in nature, investigating the possibilities of language and structure, and/or writers who are navigating collaborations with ensembles or other artists.


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