Kevin Lawler is a poet, playwright, director, designer, and actor. He is the Producing Artistic Director of The Great Plains Theatre Conference and a co-founder of the award winning Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska. Since the inception of the company, he has helped to write, produce, direct, design, and act in over two decades of theatre, including numerous area 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, The Lied Center for Performing Arts, The Beloit Center, Baby D Theatre, The New York International Fringe Festival, The Minnesota Fringe Festival. From 1996 -98 he served as an Artistic Associate at The Omaha Theater Company, he is a member of the first American Acting Program at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, and he received a B.F.A. from the Professional Theater Training Program at the State University of New York at Purchase.