What is MyCarl?
MyCarl is the artistic collaboration between Eevin Hartsough and Kevin R. Free. The term ‘MyCarl’ was born when Kevin and Eevin (whose names rhyme) each realized that the other was partnered with a man named Carl (not the same man, because that would be weird. Well, not so much weird, but definitely inappropriate, especially for business partners). Anyway, when referring to their partners, Eevin and Kevin would always call them “MyCarl.” Like “well, My Carl loves our cats more than he loves me.” Like that. And the other would totally understand. They decided to name the company MyCarl because it's sweet, and it saves them from having to decide whose name is listed first.
Making art alone sucks. We believe that when the writing is finished, when the ideas are expressed, when the lofty concepts become unwieldy, only our communities can add flesh to our skeletal creations. It is with this spirit of community that we collaborate with artists of all stripes to leave a legacy of courageous, whimsical, gritty, bloody, intelligent work.
Eevin & Kevin first worked together as part of the wildly prolific, avant-garde New York Neo-Futurists. They wrote a full-length play with Christopher Borg (His off-Broadway play) and Jeffrey Cranor (Welcome to Night Vale) called (Not) Just A Day Like Any Other, which won them a NY IT Award for Outstanding Ensemble. Their next collaboration was with Marta Rainer and Adam Smith called You are in an open field, which won no awards, but made Eevin & Kevin excited to make more work together. From there, they started brainstorming about what became their multiple award-winning Webseries, Gemma & The Bear!
About K & Ee
Kevin R. Free loves hats, so he wears a lot of them. He is an actor, a playwright, a storyteller, a producer, and an audiobook narrator. You could check his website www.kevinrfree.com, but it probably hasn’t been updated in awhile, so just google him to get more info. Or click on each of the links in this bio to see and hear some of his work.
Eevin Hartsough is an award-winning writer/performer/producer. As an actor, Eevin began her career at the tender age of four. Early career hilights include a recurring role on ABC's All My Children and the role of Helen Keller in Roundabout Theater's production of The Miracle Worker, opposite Karen Allen and Victor Slezak, under the direction of Tony Award-winner Vivian Matalon. In 2006, Eevin joined the New York Neo-Futurists and from 2006-2011 wrote and performed countless short lays for their signature show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes). During her time with the Neo-Futurists Eevin also created, co-wrote, and co-produced the full length plays (Not) Just A Day Like Any Other (NYIT Award for Best Ensemble; shared with Kevin R. Free) and Laika Dog In Space (selected by the original Neo-Futurists in Chicago for a remount in their theater), and was co-creator & co-writer of the video-game-nerdcore-musical You Are In An Open Field (also with Mr. Free). Eevin also had the pleasure of direction Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink's play What The Time Traveler Will Tell Us at the Ontological Incubator. She is published in Common Place Books' "What it Means To Be A Grown Up: The Complete and Definite Answer" as well as "225 Plays from Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind." Eevin has been gratified by the success and reception of her latest project, the webseries Gemma & The Bear! The show, a collaboration with Kevin R. Free which they created, wrote, and star in together, has received numerous laurels from festivals and competitions.