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Kirk Lynn

Kirk Lynn is a Founder and one of six Co-Producing Artistic Directors for Rude Mechanicals. Kirk has served as playwright on most Rude Mechs performances including: Cherrywood, Lipstick Traces, and Method Gun. His most recent work with the Rudes includes book and lyrics for IÕve Never Been So Happy (music and lyrics by Peter Stopschinski), a Western Operetta about a single mom who ties her only son to the last mountain lion in Texas. IÕve Never Been So Happy is scheduled to premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles in Oct. 2011. When not working with the Rudes, Kirk serves on the playwriting faculty at the University of Texas. His solo playwriting includes a new script, The Animals, about a couple who attempts to return to nature within the confines of their own home. If you would like to read The Animals, shoot Kirk an email! How Much is Enough?, an interactive performance composed of questions and prayers, created with Melanie Joseph of the Foundry Theatre, is being work-shopped at Emerson College in Septempber and opening at St. AnnÕs Warehouse, NYC in Oct. 2011. Kirk holds a James A. Michener Fellowship from the University of Texas, in Playwriting and Fiction. Photo by Rino Pizzi

What If
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What If

The JUBILEE’s Vision of Unity and Action

24 October 2018

Rachel Grossman and Kirk Lynn announce the JUBILEE, a year-long nationwide festival in 2020/20201 that asks companies to commit to producing a season of work by artists who have been traditionally excluded from the American theatre.

Friday Phone Call # 51
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Friday Phone Call # 51

Lana Lesley & Kirk Lynn of Rude Mechanicals

7 March 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Lana Lesley and Kirk Lynn of Austin's Rude Mechanicals.

Kirk Lynn
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Kirk Lynn

In Search of the Artistic Home

27 January 2012

Playwright Kirk Lynn in conversation with Jamie Gahlon, continuing our In Search of the Artistic Home series.

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Prayer for a Bad Performance
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Prayer for a Bad Performance

10 July 2011

A poem on being the perfect audience.