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Before I Knew How

The Early Plays of Rachel Lynett

ByRachel Lynett

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Read the early plays from award-wining Rachel Lynett! As an attempt to show more process and less product, Rachel Lynett shares three plays they wrote in 2011, all before grad school. These plays are unedited and a little messy. Lynett shares these with the hope that it will inspire a new generation of playwrights to keep going. ABOUT RACHEL LYNETT: Rachel Lynett (she/they) is a queer Afro-Latine playwright, producer, and teaching artist. Their plays have been featured at San Diego Rep, Magic Theatre, Mirrorbox Theatre, Laboratory Theatre of Florida, Barrington Stage Company, Theatre Lab, Theatre Prometheus, Florida Studio Theatre, Laughing Pig Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Teatro Espejo, the Kennedy Center Page to Stage festival, Theatresquared, Equity Library Theatre, Chicago, Talk Back Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company, Indiana University at Bloomington, Edgewood College, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Their plays Last Night and HE DID IT made the 2020 Kilroy’s List. Rachel Lynett is also the 2021 recipient of the Yale Drama Prize for their play, Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson). Lynett was 2021 recipient of the National Latinx Playwriting award and the runner-up for the 2022 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting Competition for their play, Black Mexican. Their play, White People by the Lake was also a 2022 Blue Ink Award finalist They have previously taught at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Alfred University. Lynett was recently a staff writer for The Winchesters and is working on an upcoming feature.


Publication Date
Jan 26, 2023
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Rachel Lynett


Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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