Kevin Delin

Kevin Delin

Dr. Kevin Delin has blended writing and science from the start of his career. He’s both a working scientist and a writer and essayist with bylines in both national and Los Angeles publications including American Theatre, Script, and LA Weekly. He has been a regular columnist for the Los Angeles theater publications Stage Raw, Footlights, and Bitter Lemons. Kevin also served as dramaturg for Forever Bound,...
Dr. Kevin Delin has blended writing and science from the start of his career. He’s both a working scientist and a writer and essayist with bylines in both national and Los Angeles publications including American Theatre, Script, and LA Weekly. He has been a regular columnist for the Los Angeles theater publications Stage Raw, Footlights, and Bitter Lemons. Kevin also served as dramaturg for Forever Bound, which received a 2018 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Playwriting. He was invited to participate in the Rogue Machine Theatre’s storytellers’ slam, Rant and Rave, in 2019.

Kevin has four degrees, including a PhD in physics, from MIT where he also studied writing under A.R. Gurney. After a stretch in Silicon Valley, Kevin came to Los Angeles to work for NASA where he invented and patented a wireless sensing technology that enables the search for life on Mars. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for the pioneering nature of this work.

Kevin’s writing comes from the myriad of unique experiences and adventures he has had in the roles of both scientist and government advisor. He is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company’s Playwrights Lab.

Plays

  • Invisible
    In a New England bed and breakfast, three women will meet: Jessica, a climate scientist, Cherry, a stranded Hollywood producer, and Megan, a local mayor. And tonight, all hell will break loose when they unwittingly discover a secret government database on paranormal activity. You see, the bed and breakfast has long been rumored to be haunted. Are federal agents about to prove the old legend true? INVISIBLE is a...
    In a New England bed and breakfast, three women will meet: Jessica, a climate scientist, Cherry, a stranded Hollywood producer, and Megan, a local mayor. And tonight, all hell will break loose when they unwittingly discover a secret government database on paranormal activity. You see, the bed and breakfast has long been rumored to be haunted. Are federal agents about to prove the old legend true? INVISIBLE is a dark comedy about ghosts, the media, and - oh yeah - the existential threat of climate change.
  • Broken (10 minute play)
    A citizen, completely frustated by the politics of the day, takes matters into his own hands...
  • The Operation (10 minute play)
    There is much under the surface when a Mother discusses an upcoming operation with her Adult child.

    This play is suitable for a live streaming format. It can also be adapted for radio.
  • Static (10 minute play)
    A simple package delivery unexpectedly unravels into an existential confrontation.

    This play can be adapted for radio.
  • Keep Calm and Science On (2 minute monologue)
    A scientist shares thoughts on the 217th 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.