PLAYS / THEATRE

I work as a playwright. It is still a thing. Imagine that.

 

Some plays listed below are completed. Others are unfinished or projected works. Some of the completed plays have been produced and/or published, while others have not. Some plays are pretty bizarre and hilariously funny. Other plays are somewhat horrific and hopeless. Most tend to fall somewhere in-between.

 

Some plays are not really "plays" at all, in the traditional sense, and function more as interdisciplinary theatre. They employ other disciplines such as film, installation, choreography, or the usage of live cameras. On some days, I prefer to think of playwriting not as writing, but as composing with a space. On other days, I prefer not to think about anything all -- and trust in what arrives.

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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