Dramaturgy / Direction / Design

Sometimes I direct my own work. Sometimes I don't feel the urge. It depends on whether I sense my job as a writer is finished with what is on the page. When I do direct my own work, there is some element of physicality/gesture, or video/audio design, or staging elements I wish to explore. This experience in directing, dabbling in design, and functioning as my own dramaturg -- has led to collaborations with artists from other disciplines, like graphic design or choreography -- where I serve as a combination of an "outside eye" or "dramaturg" or "technical director" in service of the primary artist. I also enjoy working independently as a director of other playwrights' work. On subsequent pages in this sub-section are examples of recent collaborations.

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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