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BIO

KYLE BEST

 
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I direct plays and videos. My work is physically adventurous, psychologically intense, and playfully farcical. I’m drawn to contemporary texts that wrestle with the trauma stemming from family, identity, and religion. By directing material that questions the myth of the American Dream, and placing them in worlds filled with projections, music, and contemporary humor, I express how our present is haunted by our past. I am based in New York City.

 
 

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THINGS I’M CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH

Plays/Texts

White Noise by Suzan Lori Parks

Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You by Chris Durang

Off The Road by Carolyn Cassady / The Beat generation writers

Music

Wastleland, Baby! - Hozier

Boarding House Reach - Jack White

Dirty Computer - Janelle Monae

Directors/films/Inspirations/etc.

The Conversation dir. by Francis Coppola

The Making of Snow White (1937)

Oklahoma! dir. by Daniel Fish (Broadway)

Girl From the North Country dir. by Conor McPherson (PUBLIC Theater)

A View from a Bridge dir. by Ivo Van Hove (National Theater)

The Mad Ones / Lila Noigebower - Theatre Group NYC

Jan En Randoald - Digital Designers (http://www.janenrandoald.be/)