The arts. Public policy. Culture. Labor. Social media. The history of public funding of the arts and culture. Cultural policy.
Kevin Doyle [IE/US] is a writer and director of theatre and film working between the European Union and his native New York. The author of sixteen plays and seven solo performance texts, his work has been presented in eight countries and translated into French, Romanian, and Swedish. He has won several honors for his work including: Thornton Wilder Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony; a USArtists International Award; Saari Residence Fellowship at the Kone Foundation (Finland); an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship and a TCG Global Connections Grant for his work in Bangladesh; and as Artist in Residence at The Watermill Center. Doyle's play examining the repetitive history of Western governments' failed policy responses to genocide in the modern era -- when after all, it was you and me (or the genocide play) -- was Shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England.
Doyle conceived, wrote and directed the interdisciplinary theatre project W.M.D. (just the low points) – a deconstruction of American intelligence failures prior to the Iraq War -- which premiered at The Game Is Up! Festival in Vooruit Arts Centre (Gent) prior to a tour of Belgium and The Netherlands. For several years, Doyle researched the history of public funding for the arts in the United States and multiple countries in the European Union. This work culminated in September 2018 with the premiere of THE AЯTS at the TONY Award-winning La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York, which Doyle also designed and co-directed with Mike Carlsen. Previous works incude: ATM or this is [not] new york at Monty Kultuurfaktorij (Antwerpen); Behind The Bullseye at the Ontological Theater (New York); THUIS: The First Season of Frank (w/ visual artist Evelyn Brosi) at Centrale Fies in Italy; Compression of a Casualty at Golden Thread (San Francisco); PMURT at the Vooruit Arts Centre; KONZUM | CONSUME at KNAP (Zagreb); and THE POSITION at the Ice Factory Festival in the Ohio Theatre (NYC).
His most recent theatre project “SVANEKE” premiered at the Bornholms Teater (Denmark) on September 23, 2021 and will receive a national tour of Denmark during the Fall 2022 Season. Doyle is currently developing a new interdisciplinary theatre project: TRIANGLE/TAZREEN, an exploration of the Exponential Slave Trade that focuses on survivors of the 2012 Tazreen Factory Fire in Bangladesh and contrasts it with the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York. He is the writer and creator of two original historical drama series in development for American television – THE EQUALITY STATE (set in 1869 Wyoming Territory, when women were first granted the right to vote) and THE CENSUS TAKERS (set in Georgia during the 1870 U.S. Census, the first to count African-Americans as full citizens).
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