Kevin Michael Wesson

Kevin Michael Wesson

Kevin Michael Wesson (he/they) is a 28-year-old playwright/puppeteer based in Chicago. Originally from Tampa, FL, he received a B.A. in theatre arts from the University of South Florida. He’s had his work read, performed, and transmitted from NYC to Alaska, but his recent puppetry credits include: Where We Go Together or The Flashlight Play (Tampa), Puppetzilla Puppet Slam (LA), CAMPOUT: A Night Out In The...
Kevin Michael Wesson (he/they) is a 28-year-old playwright/puppeteer based in Chicago. Originally from Tampa, FL, he received a B.A. in theatre arts from the University of South Florida. He’s had his work read, performed, and transmitted from NYC to Alaska, but his recent puppetry credits include: Where We Go Together or The Flashlight Play (Tampa), Puppetzilla Puppet Slam (LA), CAMPOUT: A Night Out In The Woods (NYC), Dr. Suess Experience (Chicago), as well as the publication of his puppet play, Follow Her, in the infamous direct action publication Earth First! Journal. His works have received mention in American Theatre Magazine, No Proscenium, & nomination for the National Puppet Slam. Currently, he is an artistic associate of the Chicago-based puppet theatre company, Rough House Theater, a founding ensemble member of the performance art company, Stop Motion Plant, and an ensemble member of the physical theatre company, Theater Unspeakable.

Plays

  • Where We Go Together or The Flashlight Play
    Based on true stories, The Flashlight Play is a free, immersive, interactive show about three poor theatre artists who break into a dark theater in order to perform their own puppet shows. Completely immersed from arrival, audiences "break into" a dark performance space to witness the “show”. The show consists of three puppet shows, allegories that dissect the systemic issues that keep poor, different...
    Based on true stories, The Flashlight Play is a free, immersive, interactive show about three poor theatre artists who break into a dark theater in order to perform their own puppet shows. Completely immersed from arrival, audiences "break into" a dark performance space to witness the “show”. The show consists of three puppet shows, allegories that dissect the systemic issues that keep poor, different, and inexperienced artists excluded from stages and pages, all in a race against time before the police arrive at the theater.