Lucus Kavner



Lucas Kavner is the author of the plays Fish Eye, Carnival Kids, Clickshare, and The Gum Play. His plays have been developed and performed with Naked Angels, Ars Nova, Rattlestick, Studio 42, Williamstown, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Lesser America, The Flea, Colt Coeur, IAMA Theater Co, PTP/NYC, Ensemble Studio Theatre and have been optioned for film. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, The Believer, Dallas Morning News, McSweeney’s, and The Huffington Post, where he worked as a staff reporter. As an actor and comedy person he has performed on many stages in NYC and around the country, and in various TV shows and commercials for products. He recently co-starred in the world premiere of Stephen King and JohN Mellencamp's Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, which debuted at the Alliance Theatre and toured major theaters and music venues around the country. John Mellencamp once told him to “pivot like Marlon Brando” and he still has no idea what that means.


What projects did you work on at SPACE?

I wrote my play Carnival Kids mostly at SPACE.

Bekah Brunstetter's play, as an actor, on the very first SPACE trip.

Falling into the lake.


'What Are You Working On' Is Every Artist's Nightmare

A Neurotic’s Guide to Small Talk

Unexpected Love Stories

In ‘Carnival Kids,’ a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme With a Twist

Two Weeks of Status Updates from Your Vague Friend on Facebook

Wet Hot American Summer’s

Undefinable Brand of Smart Stupidity