Rachel Jendrzejewski, Playwright and Interdisciplinary Artist, 2012-14
Rachel Jendrzejewski is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist. She has written, performed, and otherwise collaborated on performance, film, music, and public art works throughout the U.S. and internationally.
As a playwright, she is interested in how expansive approaches to language (in full collaboration with all the other elements of performance) can exercise the collective imagination, opening up new ways of thinking, experiencing, and being in community. Her plays and performance works have been developed or produced by the Walker Art Center, Southern Theater, Red Eye Theater, The Playwrights’ Center, In the Heart of the Beast, Padua Playwrights, Rhode Island School of Design, Trinity Repertory Company, American Repertory Theater’s New Voices Series, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, The Conflux Festival, The Wild Project, and Playwrights’ Horizons. She has taught playwriting courses and/or workshops at Brown University, Augsburg College, The Playwrights’ Center, and Pillsbury House Theater, among other venues. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University, where she studied with Erik Ehn and Lisa D’Amour.
As a performer, she has appeared in a wide range of mediums, from live art and multimedia installation to musical theatre and film. In recent years, her focus has turned to physical experiments and public happenings that explore the hazy distinctions between performance and daily life. In addition to workshops with Big Dance Theater, Teatr Zar, Augusto Boal, Zvika Serper, and others, she has trained in the Meisner technique with Bill Alderson. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Azusa Pacific University.