Lucas Kavner's plays include Fish Eye (Time Out and New York Magazine Critic’s Picks, included in New York Magazine's Best Theatre of the Year), Carnival Kids (NY Times Critics Pick, recently optioned for film), The Gum Play (EST/Sloan commission), Clickshare, and Barnes & Noble: Frisco, Texas, (solo show, Ars Nova). His plays have been developed with Naked Angels, Rattlestick, Ars Nova, Williamstown, SPACE, Studio 42, The Flea, Colt Coeur, IAMA Theater Co, Ensemble Studio Theatre and others. As a journalist his essays and articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Believer, Dallas Morning News, The Billfold, Flavorwire, McSweeney’s, and as a staff reporter for The Huffington Post. His original comedy videos have been viewed over a million times online, and have been featured on MSNBC, NPR, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and many others.
As an actor he has performed or workshopped shows at the Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic, Abingdon Theatre, Dixon Place, Ars Nova, The Playwrights Realm, New Dramatists, Naked Angels, the American Repertory Theater (in the 2011 Elliot Norton/Broadway World Award winning show, The Blue Flower, for which he was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor), and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where he spent two seasons. He most recently co-starred in the world premiere of John Mellencamp and Stephen King’s Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, with music direction from T-Bone Burnett, which debuted at the Alliance Theatre and toured major theaters and rock venues around the country.