Kairos Looney is a New Orleans based theater artist creating new work steered by a fascination with the strange and familiar. Kairos graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama studying at the Stella Adler conservatory in addition to the International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam.
Their plays and musical collaborations have been presented in New York at Joe's Pub, Dixon Place, Chinatown Soup, DCTV, HERE Arts Center, The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, Theater for the New City, La MaMa Club Theater, The Estrogenius Festival at 4th Street Theatre, Feinstein's/54 Below, The LGBT Center, Stella Adler Studio, and NYU's Cabaret Theatre. Kairos is currently developing new plays within Southern Rep's 2018/2019 4D Cohort. Alum: Pipeline Theatre Company's 2017/2018 PlayLab, The Civilians 2016/2017 Field Research Team, AmeriCorps.
Kairos hails from a small town in Upstate New York where a passion for new work germinated the same year they entered second grade; Kairos would fill composition notebooks with sagas about power rangers and read them for an audience of one (aka their pet dog). Since then, Kairos has shifted focus to writing multimedia plays, directing new work, and composing music that skirts the line between noise and melody.
Kairos is a recipient of the 2015 New York University President's Service Award and Bevya Rosten Memorial Award; they are also a two-time recipient of the Stella Adler Space Grant Award for the purpose of developing new work. Kairos has been honored with artist residencies at Judson Memorial Church and Barn Arts Collective.
Kairos’ quintessential aspiration is to create art that makes people feel less lonely.