Kirk Lynn is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. As one of five Artistic Directors of the Rude Mechs theatre collective, Lynn has written and adapted over twenty plays, including the critically acclaimed Lipstick Traces, The Method Gun and, most recently, Not Every Mountain, which will premiere in summer 2018 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Lynn’s current solo projects include The Lamp Is the Moon, a commission for the Seattle Children’s Theater to premiere in April 2018, and A Plan and not Quite Enough Time, commissioned by UT Theater and Dance and Texas Performing Arts to premiere in 2019 as part of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary celebration. His one-man-show The Cold Record will premiere at the Fusebox Festival in spring of 2018.

Lynn’s debut novel, Rules for Werewolves, was published in 2015 by Melville House Books. He’s currently adapting the novel for the screen and is at work on a second novel, The Vow.

Lynn earned his MFA as a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers and is Associate Professor of playwriting at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives with his wife, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain, and their two children.


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