Rachel Lynett is a queer Afro-Latine playwright, producer, and teaching artist. So far in 2021, her plays have been featured at Wayward Artists as part of Wayward Voices. Theatre Lab, Magic Theatre, True Colors, Florida Studio Theatre, Transformation Theatre, Edgewood College, and as part of the Amplified Series at Indiana University, Bloomington.
In 2020, she received commissions with American Stage (LETTERS TO KAMALA), LatinX Playwrights Circle (ECHO ME), Florida Studio Theatre (CARRY ME and AS YOU ARE), and Theatre Lab (LAST NIGHT). Other credits include RICH B*TCH presented by the Rachel Lynett Theatre Company; APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY as part of Mirrorbox Theatre’s Out of the Box reading series; I’M F*CKING TIRED OF WRITING PLAYS ABOUT THIS presented by Rachel Lynett Theatre Company based in Madison, WI (2020); LAST NIGHT presented as a reading with Theatre Lab (2020); HERE BE DRAGONS presented as a reading with Capital Rep (2019); YOU WERE MINE presented as a reading at the Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival presented by Theatre Prometheus (2019); HE DID IT presented as a reading with Equity Library Theatre, Chicago (2018) and presented as a workshop production with University of Central Florida's Pegasus PlayLab; REFUGE as part of Z Space's Problematic Play Festival (2018); GOOD BAD PEOPLE presented as a virtual reading with Laboratory Theatre of Florida, as part of Talk Back Theatre's Reading Series (2018), part of American Stage Theatre Company's 21st Century New Voices New Play Festival (2018), part of Jackalope Theatre's CIRCLE UP series (2017) and as a reading as part of Unicorn Theatre Plays In Progress (2018); WELL-INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE as the Michigan premiere with Matrix Theatre (2018), the world premiere with Barrington Stage Theatre Company (2018), the Downstage Left Residency with StageLeft (2017), part of Orlando Shakespeare New Play Festival (2017), and receiving honorable mention for the 2017 Kilroys for her play (2017).
Her play, ABORTION ROAD TRIP received a workshop production produced by Theatre Prometheus as part of Capital Fringe where it won Best Comedy (2017) and then was later presented by Theatre Prometheus, as a part of the 2017 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival. Her directing credits include Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera (self-produced, 2010), Anna Bella Eema by Lisa D’Amour (Northwest Arkansas Community College, 2018), Pride @ Prejudice by Daniel Kramer (Northwest Arkansas Community College, 2016), and several of her own plays.
Rachel Lynett is the 2021 recipient of the Yale Drama Prize for their play, Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson), and their plays Last Night and HE DID IT made the 2020 Kilroy’s List.
Rachel Lynett is also the Artistic Director of Rachel Lynett Theatre Company and Executive Director of Page by Page.