Y-Not Theatre is honored to present a staged reading of a new play by Arkansas based playwright Rachel Lynett.
This staged reading will be presented in conjunction with Mama’s Club and we will collect donations at the door to support Mama’s Club. It is a pay what you can event.
About the Play
After an attack influenced by her race, Cass wants to just forget about it and move on with her life but her (white) roommate and the dean of the university push her to ‘make an example of it.’ Suddenly Cass is roped into planning ‘diversity day’ and trying to convince her roommate not to plan a sit-in.
About the Playwright
Rachel Lynett holds an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Arkansas and a BA from the University of Notre Dame where she studied Theatre and Gender Studies. Her recent playwriting credits include Downstage Left Residency with Stage Left for her play, Well-Intentioned White People (2017), Well-Intentioned White People as a part of 2017 Orlando Shakespeare New Play Festival, honorable mention for the 2017 Kilroys for her play, Well-Intentioned White People, and a workshop production of Abortion Road Trip produced by Theatre Prometheus as part of Capital Fringe where it won Best Comedy. Her play, Abortion Road Trip, presented by Theatre Prometheus, was also a part of the 2017 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival. Other recent credits include her play Abortion Road Trip credited as a semifinalist for The Bridge Initiative 2017, Choosing You as part of the CulturalDC Source Festival 2016, Breathe Me In as a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference 2016, and Breathe Me In as a finalist for the Kernodle Play Award (2016). She currently works as the company manager at Arts Center of the Ozarks and is a AIE rostered teaching artist through Arkansas Arts Council.