Constellations by Nick Payne Creative
Director, Set & Sound DesignKevin Keaveney
Kevin received his drama training at Yale University and spent 15 years as an actor in NYC, where he helped found the NY Strindberg Festival, and appeared Off- and Off-Off Broadway in numerous productions, working with Obie-winning companies Target Margin, Elevator Repair Service, EnGarde Arts and Little Theater. Since moving to Hawaii, he has played roles as diverse as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (DHT), Randall McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (MVT), The Poet in An Iliad (KOA), and Mark Rothko in Red (TAG), among many others. Oahu directing credits include: Wild Swimming, Hate Mail, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Men on Boats, Marjorie Prime, and we, the invisibles (all at KOA); It’s a Wonderful Life and Stage Kiss (both MVT); The Best Man and True West (both at TAG). He is the Artistic Director, Founder and janitor of KOA Theater, and has about as generous and patient a family as anyone could ask for.
Nick Payne’s plays include IF THERE IS I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET (Bush Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York), WANDERLUST (Royal Court Theatre), Sophocles' ELECTRA (Gate Theatre), ONE DAY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Shoreditch Town Hall), LAY DOWN YOUR CROSS (Hampstead Theatre), CONSTELLATIONS (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s), and THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME (Donmar Warehouse). He is the recipient of the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, 2012 Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award, and the 2012 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play for Constellations.