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Lucas Kavner


About Lucas

Lucas Kavner is a writer, performer, and musician from Plano, TX. He’s performed in shows at the Kennedy Center, American Repertory Theater, Dixon Place, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, the Abingdon Theatre, Ars Nova, Naked Angels, and Williamstown, among others. His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, and McSweeney’s, and his funny internet videos have been seen on the BBC, Russia Today, MSNBC, ITV, heard on NPR’s World Cafe, and featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Salon, and other places. You may have seen him in past videos for College Humor and Black 20, or on TV in Comedy Central’s “Michael and Michael Have Issues.” He has been seen or heard in commercials for products.

He’s studied improv at the PIT and UCB theaters. Past PIT shows include Party Lights, The Baldwins, and The Monumentalists, and these days he performs with the Whiskey Rebellion, the musical improv team, Hello, and the the ECNY and INNY-nominated improv group, Swords, with Bradford Jordan. He hosts Ars Nova’s monthly variety show, Showgasm, and is a staff writer for the Huffington Post. A play he wrote called Fish Eye premiered Off-Broadway in June 2011 at HERE Arts Center. It was a Time Out and New York Magazine Critic’s Pick. In the spring of 2012, he’ll be acting in the world premiere of John Mellencamp and Stephen King’s musical, “Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County” as a ghost brother.

Badminton is underrated.