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Kirk Lynn

The Method Gun; head of the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT; the Artistic Director of The Rude Mechanicals
Kirk Lynn is a novelist and playwright living in Austin, TX with his wife, the poet Carrie Fountain, and their children, Olive and Judah. 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 be in the 2019 Fusebox Festival. Kirk’s solo show, “The Cold Record,” tells the story of a twelve year old boy who tries to set the record for the most days coming home from school with a fever and falls in love with the school nurse. “The Cold Record” was in the 2019 Under the Radar Festival and will tour the world this summer. And Kirk is at work on a new novel, The Vow, about man who takes a vow of silence on a whim, without first talking to his wife or employer, as the man finds a greater sense of inner peace, his life falls apart around him.