Kirk Lynn​

Assoc Professor of Playwriting/Co-Producing Artistic Dir
University of Texas at Austin Rude Mechs​

Kirk Lynn is a novelist and playwright living in Austin, TX. In 2015, Kirk’s debut novel, Rules for Werewolves was published by Melville House. Kirk is currently at work adapting it for the screen.
Kirk is one of five artistic directors of the Rude Mechs theatre collective. With the Rudes, Kirk has written and adapted many plays, including “Lipstick Traces,” “Method Gun,” and “Not Every Mountain,” which will premiere in 2018 at the Guthrie in Minneapolis.
Kirk is working on series of plays that require no set, no actors, no theatre, and no anything. “The Replacement Tapes,” is currently “on tour,” which means you get a box with a tape recorder and headphones and after gathering eight friends, you create the play simply by following the tape’s instructions.
Kirk has a solo show, “The Cold Record,” which tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who tries to set the record for the most days coming home from school due to fewer and in the process falls in love with the school nurse.



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