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, Pipeline Artists, 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...
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, Pipeline Artists, 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 last seen on stage at Rogue Machine Theatre’s storytellers’ slam, Rant & Rave.

Kevin has four degrees, including a PhD in physics, from MIT where he also studied writing under A.R. Gurney and Frank Conroy and acted on Harvard's Hasty Pudding stage. 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

  • A Climate of Errors
    In a quaint New England bed and breakfast, three women (a climate scientist, a stranded Hollywood producer, and the local mayor) unwittingly discover a secret government database on paranormal terrorism. Are federal agents about to confirm the old legend that the B&B is haunted by a Revolutionary War era apparition? A CLIMATE OF ERRORS is a twisted take on ghosts, the media, and - oh, yeah - the existential threat of climate change.
  • 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 very easy to stage. It can also be adapted for radio.
  • Static (10 minute play)
    A simple package delivery unexpectedly unravels into an existential crisis. Or two.

    This play is very easy to stage.
  • Broken (10 minute play)
    A citizen, completely frustrated by the politics of the day, takes matters into their own hands...
  • Keep Calm and Science On (2 minute monologue)
    A scientist shares thoughts on the 217th day of sheltering during a world pandemic.
  • That Scottish Cat (10 minute play)
    Four jazz musicians struggle to present the Scottish Play in a Seussical-style.

    This play is very easy to stage.