ESSAYS | LECTURES

Kevin Doyle writes about issues at the intersection of politics and the arts -- often with a focus on cultural exchange, arts criticism, cultural policy, and the role of public funding for the arts. His essays are published in Finland (Koneen Saatio), France (Actes du Théâtre), Scotland (Arts & International Affairs), Belgium (10 Years of Slaughter), and as a contributing writer for Diggit Magazine in The Netherlands.  Doyle regularly lectures on issues facing the cultural sector, with appearances at The Public Theater (New York), Vooruit Arts Center (Gent), Theatre Academy at University of the Arts (Helsinki), Åbo Akademi (Turku), the Brademas Center at New York University, the Kone Foundation (Helsinki), Festival Prvih (Zagreb), Shoni Mongol Atta (Dhaka), and the 2016 Arts Front Conference in Brisbane, Australia. He writes travel essays and infrequent reviews of Dance and Theatre on his blog over at -- thewavemakerfaltered .

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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