Kevin Lawler

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Kevin is a poet, playwright, producer, director, designer and actor.   He Producing Artistic Director for the Great Plains Theatre Conference, a co-founder of the award-winning Blue Barn Theatre and Artistic Director of the National Institute For The Lost. Since the 1980’s, he has helped to write, produce, direct, design and act in many seasons of theatre, including numerous premieres and original works.  He served as the Blue Barn’s Artistic Director from 1998 to 2002.  His plays have been produced across the country in theatres that include: The Kennedy Center, Here Space, Lied Center for Performing Arts, Baby D Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival, and Minnesota Fringe Festival.  His film “Seeing Beauty” was shot and premiered as part of the 2006 RipFest.  His poems have been published in The Cape Cod Literary Review, Zink Magazine and The Lake Region Review.  His travel writing was featured as a year-long journal in Medium Magazine.  He is a member of the first American Acting Program at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain. Lawler received a BFA from the Professional Theater Training Program at the State University of New York at Purchase.

Role with GPTC: PlayFest Director and Librettist (Stranger from Paradise)