Kirk Lynn lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Carrie Fountain and their daughter Olive Lynn Fountain. He makes most of this theater with the Rude Mechs. He hopes by the time you read this bio, his first novel will be under contract. He teaches playwriting at the University of Texas. He likes deer hunting, canoeing and reading the short stories of Anton Chekhov.
Since 1995, Rude Mechs has created a mercurial slate of original theatrical productions that represents a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and artists, and the use of humor as a tool for intellectual investigation. Rude Mechs is an ensemble-based theatre company that operates with a full company of 28 members. We create original plays that we produce in Austin, TX, and tour nationally and internationally. Our touring productions include The Method Gun; Get Your War On; How Late It Was, How Late; Cherrywood; and Lipstick Traces. Our Off-Broadway productions include Get Your War On and Lipstick Traces.
Rude Mechs has received over 170 local and national awards and nominations for our work, including several MAP Fund Awards and frequent support from the National Endowment for the Arts. We've enjoyed two Off-Broadway premieres and toured to top national venues such as The Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN), The Wexner Center (Columbus, OH), and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Washington, DC). We seek to participate in the international community of artists by contributing to festivals such Austria's SommerSzene, the Galway Arts Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Kiasma Festival, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and the Under the Radar Festival in New York City.