"11 september 2001" by Michel Vinaver

The Medicine Show Theatre. New York, NY.

​*staged reading* - October 7, 2003.

Varick Boyd -- actor

Liza Bryn -- actor

Carlos Caldart -- actor

Nicole Colbert -- actor

Sarah Flanagan -- actor

Jay Nickerson -- actor

Brian Pickett -- actor

Shoshana Polanco -- actor

Steve Shakewell -- actor

Ian Wen -- actor

Kevin Doyle -- director.

The first American performance of "11 september 2001" by the French dramatist, Michel Vinaver, was performed by a combination of Brooklyn College students and New York residents (non-professional actors). It was presented for free admission in a staged reading / performance setting on the mainstage of the Medicine Show Theatre. Kevin Doyle was first exposed to the work of Michel Vinaver while a student of Philippa Wehle at SUNY-Purchase. Doyle's father was a 9/11 survivor and was compelled to present a reading in New York City, after having read the bilingual published version during the Summer 2003. The audience was comprised of New York residents and several 9/11 survivors, including Doyle's father. At the request of Vinaver's publisher, Kevin Doyle was required to write a summary and report of the performance to Michel Vinaver. This initiated a 15+ year correspondence between Vinaver and Doyle concerning playwriting that continues to this day.

Kevin Doyle - writer / director

"Svaneke" - *world premiere* - May 2021 at Bornholms Teater, Denmark

"Les années amputées" - *French translation* - October 2020 at Théâtre Périscope, Québec City, Canada

"8:46" - *new play completed* - June 2020. New York, NY

"THE AЯTS" - world premiere - September 2018 at La MaMa E.T.C. New York, NY

Saari Invited Artist at the Saari Residence. Kone Foundation, Finland

Global Connections IN THE LAB Grant. TCG / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, USA

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Finalist. Royal Exchange Theatre, England


"The sting of the playwright's satire is softened only by his gift for comic absurdity." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Hilarious satire of social norms that touches on everything that is wrong with America." -- TIME OUT NEW YORK

"Clearly unafraid to deal with reality, and present it unflinchingly." -- SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

"Socially critical drama without an accusing finger or a whiny political tone." -- DE MORGEN

"Doyle's clever, sparing use of language recalls Ionesco's best." -- BACKSTAGE

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