Rachel Lynett is writing a bi-lingual play about the Afro-Latinx experience in Northwest Arkansas and how it relates to the larger conversation around immigration. Through interviews with some twenty members of the Latinx community including half that identify as Afro-Latinx, she will focus on the question of “How can we be sure to include the Afro-Latinx community in regards to providing shelter and resources?” Her play, set in Springdale, will be inspired by the interviews and a public reading is planned in the summer of 2020 with a facilitated “talkback” led by community leaders in Springdale.
Rachel Lynett is a queer Afro-Latinx playwright based in Arkansas. Her plays have been featured at Capital Repertory Theatre, Teatro Espejo, Theatresquared, Equity Library Theatre, Chicago, Talk Back Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Her play, Well-Intentioned White People, had its world premiere with Barrington Stage Company and the Michigan premiere with Matrix Theatre. Her play, Abortion Road Trip, produced by Theatre Prometheus, won best comedy at Capital Fringe and then was later an invited production the 2017 Page to Stage Kennedy Festival.