Paul William Kruse is a playwright, film/video maker, and teaching artist from western Wisconsin, living in Austin, Texas. He is a founding member and the resident playwright of Hatch Arts Collective in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paul's work flows from his queer identity, Catholic roots, and ever-evolving experience of family. He creates stories in the context of community. Paul also has a fascination with speculative fiction and the creation of alternate realities. He loves to explore what other worlds can tell us about our own. Paul is excited to be a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

As a teaching artist Paul is passionate about media literacy and narrative play. Paul has worked with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Heinz Endowments, Gateway to the Arts, The Marilyn G. Rabb Foundation, Dreams of Hope, and City Theatre.

Contact - paulwkruse@gmail.com