Kevin R. Free

Actor. Creative.

Kevin R. Free

Kevin R. Free (Director) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work as an actor, writer, director, and producer has been showcased and developed in many places, including The Moth Radio Hour; Project Y Theater; Flux Theater Ensemble; the Queerly Festival (of which he is now the curator), and The Fire This Time Festival, where he served as Producing Artistic Director for 5 years, winning an Obie for his work in 2015.

As a director, he has a longstanding collaboration with Tracey Conyer Lee, whose solo play STANDING UP: Bathroom Talk and Other Stuff We Learn From Dad, and her full- lengths THE FIRST TIME and Rabbit Summer (formerly Waiting for Superman) he directed in both readings and workshops. Other favorite directing credits include The Last Five Years (Portland Stage); GLORY (Dixon Place); and  Topdog/Underdog (University of Arkansas).

As an actor, along with performing in over 100 professional productions, He became the first African-American to play the role of Bellomy in The Fantasticks Off- Broadway in 2014. An accomplished voice actor, as well, Kevin has recorded over 300 audiobooks, and is the voice of Kevin from Desert Bluffs on the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale.  Twitter/Instagram: @kevinrfree www.kevinrfree.com

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