Kevin Kautzman is a playwright and screenwriter originally from North Dakota. He is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota, where he studied history and philosophy, and holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. He began studying playwriting in London at the Royal Court Theatre, where he became a core writer out of the Young Writers Program. He has received commissions from History Theatre and Red Eye, and his work has been performed and/or developed at places including the Des Moines Social Club, Fox Valley Repertory, the Landing Theatre Company, the Living Theatre, Mondays Dark, the New Theatre Project, Nouveau 47, the Players' Guild Theater, the Playwrights' Center, Scriptworks, the Soho Theatre Studio (UK), and the UK National Student Drama Festival.
Honors include the Jerome and Michener fellowships, the Sewanee Writers' Conference's Tennessee Williams Scholarship (Then Waves), Lavender Magazine's Best Playwriting (Iris), and the International Student Playscript Competition and Repertory Theatre Iowa's Alpha Project awards (Coyote). Then Waves also a finalist for the Pen Center drama award and the Yale Drama Series. Mr. Kautzman has taught, tutored, and provided new play dramaturgy at organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, and the UK and is represented by Max Grossman at Abrams. He is online at kevinkautzman.com.