November 23, 2021

Artists Respond to Texas Senate Bill 8: Rachel Jendrzejewski

A piece of paper, folded vertically accordian-style, bears a handwritten note that reads: And we will be scavengers of a future past"

“And we will be scavengers of a future past”—written by a patient in the waiting room of Planned Parenthood, St. Paul, MN, 2015 (anonymous contribution to the public art project Together Held)

About the Series

On September 1 2021, the Texas state legislature adopted State Bill 8, which allows private individuals to sue anyone aiding women in accessing abortions. We invited some of WAM’s past artists-in-residence to offer their reflections and commentary on this Texas law in images and/or text. Rachel Jendrzejewski chose to submit an image-only response. Read more about her most recent collaboration with WAM’s Target Studio.

Read an introduction to this series of artists’ responses to the legislation by Curator for Creative Collaboration Boris Oicherman. 

About the Artist

Rachel Jendrzejewski faces forward with her head turned to the side. She's smiling. Her brown hair is cut in a short bob and she's wearing a dark, v-neck shirt.

Photo by Valerie Oliveiro

Rachel Jendrzejewski is an experimental writer who frequently collaborates with choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, and visual artists to explore new performative vocabularies. Her work has been developed and/or presented by Red Eye Theater, Walker Art Center, Public Functionary, Padua Playwrights, Los Angeles Performance Practice, Tricklock Company, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The Wild Project, Rhode Island School of Design, and ICA/Boston, among others. Published texts include In Which _______ and Others Discover the End, a collaboration with SuperGroup (Plays Inverse), encyclopedia (Spout Press), and Amber (in I Might Be the Person You Are Talking To: Short Plays from the Los Angeles Underground, Padua Playwrights). Honors include Playwrights’ Center McKnight and Jerome Fellowships; residencies at the Weisman Art Museum and MASS MoCA; and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Network of Ensemble Theaters, PEN America, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, among others. Rachel is a Core Writer at The Playwrights’ Center and one of seven Artistic Directors at Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis. MFA Playwriting, Brown University.

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