Kirk Lynn
Playwright and Fiction Writer
Austin, TX
2011 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Jeanne & Michael Klein.

Kirk Lynn is a playwright and Co-Producing Artistic Director of the Austin-based, experimental theater collective Rude Mechanicals (or Rude Mechs). Lynn co-founded the Rude Mechs in 1995 and, with them, he has written and adapted over a dozen plays, which have been performed around the world. His works have been honored with several awards, including the Total Theatre Award from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Get Your War On (2007) and an NEA New Play Development grant for I’ve Never Been So Happy (2009). He teaches at the University of Texas, Austin.

Portrait photo courtesy Rino Pizzi.
  • Artwork by Kirk Lynn
    I’ve Never Been So Happy, 2009; photo by Rino Pizzi
Artwork by Kirk Lynn