Kevin Kautzman


kautzmanKevin is a playwright originally from North Dakota. An alumnus of the University of Minnesota, where he studied history and philosophy, he holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. He began studying playwriting in London at the Royal Court Theatre and became a core writer out of the Young Writers Program. He has received commissions from History Theatre and Red Eye, and his work has been performed and/or developed in the US and UK at places including Des Moines Social Club, the Finborough Theatre (DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP), Mondays Dark (IF YOU START A FIRE), the New Theatre Project (WOLF CRY WOLF), Nouveau 47 (COYOTE), Page 73, the Playwrights’ Center, Scriptworks, Theatre503 ($<0RP!0), Stage West and the UK National Student Drama Festival.

His honors include the Jerome and Michener fellowships, the Tennessee Williams and Kenyon Institute scholarships, and the Kernodle New Play, International Student Playscript Competition, Repertory Theatre Iowa’s Alpha Project and Southwest Playwriting awards, and an Offie nomination for DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP. He is published by Oberon Books, Playscripts and Smith & Kraus and currently under commission from History Theatre, at work on a new play about Hemingway’s final days at the Mayo Clinic.

He lives in New York.

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