A Plan and Not Quite Enough Time

By Kirk Lynn
Directed by KJ Sanchez 

A semi-staged reading featuring professional actors, this lyrical biography of Leonard Bernstein takes a symphonic look at the major melodies playing throughout his life: music, family, spiritual longing, carnal passions and death. We see Leonard as a boy and man, as a father and son; bisexually brilliant and politically naive. Cymbals crash, the brass crescendo, the maestro takes a bow. 

Commissioned by the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office, Texas Theatre and Dance and Texas Performing Arts 


September 29 at 7:30 p.m. and September 30 at 2:00 p.m. 

Tickets for A Plan and Not Quite Enough Time go on sale July 16, 2018. Subscription Series packages are available beginning August 6, 2018. 

About the Playwright 

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Kirk Lynn is a novelist and a playwright living in Austin, Texas with his wife, poet Carrie Fountain, and their children, Olive and Judah. In 2015, Lynn's debut novel, Rules for Werewolves, was published by Melville House, currently be adapted for the screen. Lynn teaches playwriting and devising at The University of Texas at Austin and is one of five artistic directors of the Rude Mechs theatre collective. With the Rude Mechs, Lynn has written and adapted many plays including Lipstick Traces, Method Gun and Not Every Mountain, which will premiere at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 2018. 

About the Director 

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KJ Sanchez is the founder and CEO of American Records, dedicated to making theatre that chronicles our time. She has directed reimagined classics, new plays and her own documentary plays Off-Broadway and at many of the country's leading theatres such as The Goodman, The Humana Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Asolo Rep and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. She is the director, co-author and producer of ReEntry, which has toured extensively across the country and abroad. As a playwright, she has been produced at theatres such as Berkley Rep, Playmakers Rep, Asolo Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Two River, Baltimore's Center Stage, Frontera Rep, Round House, Cornerstone and Off-Broadway at Urban Stage and Here Arts. As an actor, she performed at BAM, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep and other venues across the country and internationally. Sanchez also provided voices for many characters on Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go!