I like to mark milestones as a writer, and knocking out a first draft END OF PLAY on a new full length play is pretty worthy of that. I’ve had the idea for this play since grad school at UT Austin, where we discovered a directory of the salaries of every public employee in the state, including the egregiously overpaid coaching staff for the Longhorns. Now I like Longhorn Football. I’d call myself a fan. But when you’re a struggling graduate student trying to make ends meet and you discover 1. football slowly kills the players with concussions and 2. the coaching staff earns millions of dollars a year while 3. the players go unpaid and get in serious trouble if they even take minor gifts, well, you can see how that might make a guy’s wheels spin.

So I conceived of a play where some students take direct action against one of the team’s coaches in the run up of a big game. It’s called JUBILEE, after the ancient Hebrew practice of the forgiveness of debts every 49 years. It’s a comedy about student loans. Right now it’s only a first draft, but I’ll work on it and see where it goes.

If you’re not laughing, you’re crying, and I figure the theatre is overdue for a play that tackles the student loan crisis head on and with humor.

By |2018-08-18T14:15:25-04:00August 18th, 2018|New Play|

About the Author:

Kevin is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter originally from North Dakota. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (BA, History & Philosophy ’03) and the University of Texas at Austin (MFA, Creative Writing, Michener Fellow ’13). He lives in New York City and is repped by Max Grossman at Abrams Artists Agency.