About

Jay Rehak is a playwright, non-fiction essayist, and teacher. His darkly comedic work has been produced by theaters around the world, including the West Coast Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles), Shadowbox Cabaret (Columbus, OH), Heartlande Theatre (Ann Arbor, MI), and the National Theatre (Washington, DC) where his sketch comedy “Marinated Steaks and Socks” won First Place in a national competition in January 2002.  His comedy, “The End of a Perfect Game” was a Heideman Award Finalist, and was recently published by Smith and Krauss under the title, “The Best Short Plays of 2010.”

Jay Rehak is a playwright, non-fiction essayist, and teacher.

His reflections on teaching can be found in two essay compilations, City Kids, City Teachers (New Press, 1996) and Teaching for Social Justice (New Press, 1998).

He is also a published songwriter and has co-written Noah’s Ark: The Musical, first produced in Chicago in 1998. Jay teaches English at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago. He lives with his wife, award winning children’s singer Susan Salidor, and has  two daughters and a son. He recently completed his full-length comedy Damned Right: A Comedy About People Who Know Everything. Jay’s short plays are published by One Act Depot, under the titles, Little Guise and More Little Guise http://oneactplays.net/castsize.html.