Kirk Lynn

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Kirk Lynn
Kirk Lynn 2015.jpg
Lynn at the 2015 Texas Book Festival
Born (1972-05-08) May 8, 1972 (age 45)
Occupation Playwright novelist
Nationality American

Kirk Lynn (born May 8, 1972) is a playwright and novelist who lives in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas in 1990. He is one of the founders of Rude Mechanicals theater company and he has been working with this collaborative theater company since 1996. He is married to the poet Carrie Fountain. He published his first novel, Rules for Werewolves, in 2015.[1]

In 2011, he was named one of the United States Artists Jeanne and Michael Klein Fellows for the category of Theater Arts.[2]



The Wrestling Patient (co-written with Anne Gottlieb and Katie Pearl) Produced by Speakeasy Productions Directed by Katie Pearl Premiered at Boston Center for the Arts Roberts Studio Theatre, March 27 - April 11, 2009


Decameron Day 7: Revenge directed by Shawn Sides • created by Rude Mechs April/May 2006 The Off Center (Austin, TX)


Cherrywood: the modern comparable directed by Shawn Sides • created by Rude Mechs October/November 2004 The Off Center (Austin, TX) June 2005 National Ensemble Theatre Festival (Blue Lake, CA)


How late it was, how late adapted from the Booker Prize–winning novel by James Kelman directed by Sarah Richardson • created by Rude Mechs September 2003 The Off Center (Austin, TX)


El Paraiso directed by Shawn Sides • created by Rude Mechs April/May 2002 The Off Center (Austin, TX)


Requium for Tesla directed by Shawn Sides • created by Rude Mechs January/Feb 2001 The Off Center (Austin, TX) February 2003 Fresh Terrain Festival (Austin, TX)


¡Gringo! (a Frontera Fest production) written by José Hernández and Kirk Lynn • directed by Catherine Glynn February 1998 Hyde Park Theater

Crucks (Part II of the Faminly Trilogy) directed by Shawn Sides July/August 1998 Public Domain

Salivation (Part III of the Faminly Trilogy) directed by Gavin Mundy November 1998 Hyde Park Theater September 2004 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival (Philadelphia, PA)