Hope Rehak

by Hope Rehak
(Chicago, IL or Oberlin, OH)

Hope Rehak is a 20-year-old playwright from Chicago's north side. She is currently an English major/Theater minor at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH, where she has been a part of nine student productions since 2007. She has written five plays, four of which have been variously produced in Chicago, Oberlin, and Glasgow, Scotland-- including one written as part of Oberlin College's recent 24 Hour Playwrighting Competition!

HOPE REHAK|hope.rehak( at )oberlin.edu

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English expected May 2011
Minor: Theater
Current GPA: 3.57

Posse Foundation Full Tuition Leadership Scholarship (2007-2011)

Second City, Chicago, IL September 2006 – July 2008
Student Writer and Performer, S.C. Training Center
• Studied improvisational and sketch comedy in both classroom and studio settings
• Wrote sketch comedy based of improvisation and prompts
• Performed finalized original sketches with student ensemble at Donny’s Skybox Theater

Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, IL January – May 2006
Playwright, Cross-Town Teen Ensemble
• Studied dramatic writing with professional playwrights Brett Neveu and Aaron D. Carter
• Wrote an original one-act play over five months of development with theater professionals
• Collaborated on final production of student work at Steppenwolf’s Garage Theater
(A second production of the same works was performed at the Citizen’s Theater Company in Glasgow, Scotland, in April 2007)

Playwright Participant, 24 Hour Playwrights Competition, Oberlin, OH, May 1-2, 2009
Assistant Director, Equus, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, February-April 2009
Featured Playwright, OShorts Festival, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, January 2009
Stage Manager, In the Blood, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, January 2009
Assistant Director, The Illusion, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, November 2008
Featured Playwright, Fall Showcase, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, October 2008
Assistant Stage Manager, Bug, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, September 2008
Assistant Director, The Skin of Our Teeth, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, April 2008
Stage Manager, Night Visits, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, December 2007

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