Member Info

Rachel Bykowski

Job Title: Playwright and Literary Manager
Organization affiliation:

20% Theatre Company

Location: Chicago, IL
Member since: 2017

M.F.A. Playwriting: Ohio University
B.F.A. Playwriting, Minor in Journalism: Theatre School at DePaul University


Rachel Bykowski, a Chicago native, writes plays to explore the many facets of womanhood. The National New Play Network (NNPN) featured TIGHT END in a workshop at the Kennedy Center for the MFA Playwrights’ Festival in 2016 and was a Top 20 Finalist for CulturalDC’s Source Theatre Festival in 2017. Rachel’s other full-length plays have been workshopped with Chicago companies like Cock and Bull Theatre and the Women’s Theatre Alliance. Rachel’s ten-minute plays have been produced in the Midwest and West Coast including Fury Theatre, Arc Theatre, Commedia Beauregard, San Diego Theatre Lab, and Actors’ Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Company. She is also published in RiverSedge Arts and Literary Journal. Rachel is a playwriting affiliate with NNPN and Literary Manager with 20% Theatre. She received her BFA in playwriting from the Theatre School at DePaul University and her MFA from Ohio University.

Areas of Expertise:

Playwriting, new play development, literary management, and dramaturgy

Languages Spoken:


Recent Work:

Currently the Literary Manager for 20% Theatre Company Chicago. As a playwright, my full-length play, TIGHT END, has its world premiere with 20% Theatre Company May 3rd - June 3rd, 2017 at Pride Arts Center in Chicago

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