Kevin Laibson

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Kevin Laibson is a Brooklyn-based director, producer, improviser, and teacher. Scripted theater directing credits include Eliza Bent’s Toilet Fire (Abrons Arts Center, Time Out NY Critic’s Pick), Demon Dreams (Oni No Yume) (Nominated for 3 NYIT awards), Dance School: School for Dance (serials@The Flea), Mind Body Drop Away (Chez Bushwick for Exponential Festival), That’s Not a Play: A Play by New Team Honeybear (The PIT), Simon’s Street (Upright Citizens Brigade NYC and LA), Stuff Nobody Likes (F*it Club in residency at The New Ohio); The Pestilence is Coming – A Superfun New Musical About How You Will Probably Die! (Magic Futurebox, based on the album by The Minor Leagues), WE ARE ANIMALS (The Brick, by Catya McMullen feat. music composed and performed by Reel Big Fish’s Scott Klopfenstein), I Miss the City (Joe’s Pub, featuring Tony winner Jessie Mueller); Summer/Winter at the Flatiron (Flatiron Plaza’s music/comedy concert series). He’s the director for the 3-time INNY award-winning sketch group City Hall, with whom he created the acclaimed potato-puppet rock opera, Jesus Christ Tatertot. He also directed “Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me,” a 5-part musical podcast from Wondery Media featuring Leslie Kritzer, Lilli Cooper, and Greg Hildreth, which won a Sarah Lawrence International Award for Audio Fiction and a Webby award. As an improviser he performs all over the country as half of Calvin & Craig, directs (and occasionally performs with) “X Plus One,” the improvised 1940s sci-fi radio show (touring and monthly at Caveat), and runs SIDECOACH, a live-coached improvised experiment. Kevin is the producer and curator for Fridays on Ice, the late-night arm of the Obie-award winning Ice Factory Festival and a producer on Jordan Roth’s “The Birds and the BS” web series, and is currently working with Double Eye Productions and High Fidelity VR platform to build some improvisational theater in virtual reality. Formerly: associate producer on the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit, artistic director at The Peoples Improv Theater, founding artistic director at Magic Futurebox. Kevin is a proud graduate of the New Actors Workshop, where he studied under George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills.