SVANEKE

World premiere scheduled for May 2021 at the Bornholms Teater and Kulturcentret Svanekegaarden on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.

Kevin Doyle -- writer, photographer, performer, film/audio design.

A solo performance with media that investigates the daily lives of the residents of the small Danish village of Svaneke on the island of Bornholm during the shutdown period as a result of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Created in dialogue directly with local residents of Svaneke to explore the theme of living in suspension that was imposed by the quarantine and social distancing guidelines during March to June 2020.

Created via a residency and support from the Bornholms Teater and Kulturcentret Svanekegaarden, and the residents of Svaneke, Denmark.

Kevin Doyle - writer / director

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

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

"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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