Visiting Artist in Residence, Theater and Performance
Primary Academic Program: Theater and Performance
Biography:East Texas native Beto O’Byrne is a theater maker, creative writer, musician, photographer, educator, and cofounder of Radical Evolution, a Brooklyn-based multiethnic, multidisciplinary producing collective. He is the author of 20 plays, screenplays, and original TV pilots. His plays, known for their focus on history and marginalized communities, have been performed in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. In addition to his work in the theater, O’Byrne is a musician and the creator of A Revolutionary Chorus, a punk choral project, and the lead writer of the World of Kir fantasy series. O’Byrne’s photography focuses on concert/theater performances and artist portraits. Honors include residencies, grants, awards, and fellowships from Speculative Fiction Foundation (fall 2023), American Theatre and Drama Society, New Ohio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and Puffin Foundation, among others.
BA, Northwestern State University, Louisiana; MFA, University of Southern California. At Bard: Spring 2023.