He Did It

He did it. They know he did it. But can they ignore his crimes if it means that'll make them famous?

Ada & Lex know Jefferson raped their friend but they need him in order to become a breakthrough. For their show and their dreams to work, they need Jefferson. Ada and Lex must decide if they can alienate their friends for the sake of their careers. And if they can excuse a horrendous...
He did it. They know he did it. But can they ignore his crimes if it means that'll make them famous?

Ada & Lex know Jefferson raped their friend but they need him in order to become a breakthrough. For their show and their dreams to work, they need Jefferson. Ada and Lex must decide if they can alienate their friends for the sake of their careers. And if they can excuse a horrendous crime done by an artistic "genius."
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He Did It

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  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    10 Jan. 2021
    Wow, this play is great. Uncomfortable and funny and horrifying and so, so true. Two women are on the cusp of finally making it when they find out that the man involved in their project - the man who is the reason they're on the cusp of finally making it - raped someone. But it was years ago, and if they say something, another opportunity like this might never come along. What to do? Such a wonderful piece.
  • Reinette LeJeune:
    1 Jan. 2021
    A haunting dark comedy about the desire for success vs the desire to help your "friends," along with even more difficult questions. The ways in which the characters desperately fight the white patriarchy but only wind up tangling themselves further into its web is dizzying. I read this in one entire read - the flow of the action kept me hooked up until the last word. I'm so happy to have been introduced to Rachel's work with this play. Can't wait to read more!
  • Nick Malakhow:
    7 Jul. 2020
    A blistering, sharp dark comedy that explores in a complex manner the ways that toxic patriarchy pits women of various genders and femme-identifying folks against one another in order to maintain its insidious hold on the world. Lynett's characters are deftly written and, as always, her eye towards their intersectional identities provides an essential level of nuance that must be brought to the conversations and issues she holds space for in her pieces. The rhythm of the dialogue is on point, and the dissolution of the line between entertainment and indictment brilliant. The final moment is a gut-punching coda.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Equity Library Theatre, Chicago
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    2018
  • Workshop
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    Pegasus PlayLab, UCF
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    2018