Kevin Delin

Kevin Delin

Kevin Delin has blended writing and science from the earliest stages of his career. A working scientist, he is also a writer and essayist with bylines in both national and Los Angeles publications including American Theatre, Script, and LA Weekly. He served as dramaturg for Forever Bound, which received an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Playwriting in 2018. He has four degrees from MIT,...
Kevin Delin has blended writing and science from the earliest stages of his career. A working scientist, he is also a writer and essayist with bylines in both national and Los Angeles publications including American Theatre, Script, and LA Weekly. He served as dramaturg for Forever Bound, which received an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Playwriting in 2018. He has four degrees from MIT, including a PhD in physics, where he also studied writing under playwright A.R. Gurney. After a stretch in Silicon Valley, Kevin worked at NASA where he invented and patented a wireless sensing technology created to search for life on Mars. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for the pioneering nature of this work.

Plays

  • Out of the Woods
    The charming small-town, New England bed and breakfast, Abigail’s, is named for the town’s lovelorn ghost rumored to haunt the place. Proprietors, crusty Skip and friendly Bud, were enjoying a peaceful, tourist-free summer. But now they have unexpected guests: Jessica, a climate change scientist and Cherry, a stranded Hollywood producer. And tonight, all hell breaks loose when Megan, the mayor, shows up...
    The charming small-town, New England bed and breakfast, Abigail’s, is named for the town’s lovelorn ghost rumored to haunt the place. Proprietors, crusty Skip and friendly Bud, were enjoying a peaceful, tourist-free summer. But now they have unexpected guests: Jessica, a climate change scientist and Cherry, a stranded Hollywood producer. And tonight, all hell breaks loose when Megan, the mayor, shows up with an accidentally discovered secret federal database on paranormal activity. OUT OF THE WOODS is a dark comedy about ghosts, the media, existential threats... and, oh yeah, climate change.
  • Static (10 minute play)
    A simple package delivery unexpectedly unravels into an existential confrontation.

    This play can be adapted to radio (i.e. audio only) with narration provided by appropriate reading of the stage directions.
  • The Operation (10 minute play)
    A raw conversation between an adult child and their mother about an upcoming operation.

    The play is suitable for being presented on the Internet in either filmed or live streaming form. It can also be adapted to radio.
  • Broken (10 minute play)
    A citizen, completely frustated by the politics of the day, takes matters into his own hands...
  • Quarantine: A Scientist’s Perspective (2 minute monologue)
    A scientist shares thoughts during the 62nd day of sheltering during a world pandemic.

    This 2 minute monologue is also suitable for either filming or live streaming.
  • That Scottish Cat (10 minute play)
    Four jazz musicians struggle to present the Scottish Play in Seussical-style.