Beto O’Byrne is a bi-cultural artist from the pine forests of East Texas and is the co-founder of Radical Evolution, a multi-ethnic, multi-disciplinary producing collective based in Brooklyn, NY. The author of 15 full length plays, his work has been produced in San Antonio, Austin, Los Angeles and New York City. His most recent production, The Golden Drum Year, was based on 365 poems he wrote in 2011, and was produced by Radical Evolution in association with the University Settlement in Fall 2015 in New York City. He was a runner up for the National Latino Playwriting Award and a participant in the Texas Black and Latino Playwriting Festival, INTAR’s Maria Irene Fornes Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Laboratory, Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab, and Tofte Lake Arts Center Emerging Artists Residency. His commissions include works for 52nd St. Project, The Foundry Theatre, The Movement Theatre Company, and Watts Village Theater Company. He is currently the playwright-in-residence at the Stella Adler School of Acting and a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop. O’Byrne also passionately supports the larger theatre field as an arts administrator and advocate, working as an Artistic and International Programs Associate for Theatre Communications Group, co-founder of La Cooperativa of Latina/o Theatre Artists of NYC, and a steering committee member of Latina/o Theatre Commons. MFA in Dramatic Writing: University of Southern California.