Kevin R. Free
Kevin R. Free is one of nytheatre.com’s 15 people of the year for 2010, because of his “outstanding, noteworthy contributions to the New York theatre scene.” For the past 2 1/2 years, Kevin R. Free has been an ensemble member of the wildly prolific New York Neo-Futurists, writing, performing and directing in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes). Before that, he was an actor in several Off- and Off-Off-Broadway and Regional productions, including his own one-man show, Face Value, about an African-American Country singer. Somewhere in the middle of all that, he was one of the recipients of the NYIT Award for Outstanding Ensemble for his full-length Neo-Futurist play, (Not) Just A Day Like Any Other (co-written by Christopher Borg, Jeffrey Cranor, and Eevin Hartsough. Nowadays, he acts in plays and commercials; he hosts events; he narrates audiobooks; he directs students, and he writes, mostly about himself. His newest full-length play, A Raisin in the Salad: Black Plays for White People, was presented at FringeNYC in 2010.