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Check out the September/October 2018 The Reality Check Issue of The Dramatist for my advice on how to work without an agent. You can also read it in my Playwriting Blog by clicking here!
Read my latest contribution to HowlRound. I discuss body-shaming in collegiate institutions and how it can dangerously effect students in these programs. "Body-Shaming: The Epidemic Plaguing Collegiate Theatre Programs"
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A PerformInk Chicago Critic's Pick
Rank one of Chicago's Best Shows of 2017 out of 247 shows!
TIGHT END is a PerformInk Chicago Critic's Pick! Read the review here!
"Playwright Rachel Bykowski beautifully illustrates the world of small town high school football and its influence on its fans in 20% Theatre Company’s production of TIGHT END. "
Out of the 247 shows reviewed, PerformInk chose TIGHT END as one of the Best Shows in Chicago for 2017. Click here to read the article.
"People who would like this show are people who like powerful stories, strong women in bad situations, and overcoming obstacles. I think this is an intriguing play. It made me think a lot about what our society is like today and what we can do to change it. I liked it." -Ada Grey Reviews
"Playwright Rachel Bykowski and director Kallie Noelle Rolison are to be commended for their refusal to traffic in propagandistic caricature, instead striving for the tragic inevitability of noble intentions undone by obsessive hubris. " - Windy City Media Group
Check out my interview with 20% Theatre Company about the making of Tight End