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Karuna Das (Sanskrit for “servant of compassion”) is the pen and spirit name of Kyle Bostian. Born in Wisconsin, he grew up in Massachusetts and presently resides in Pennsylvania, but he lives wherever he happens to be at that moment, feels at home everywhere in the universe, and steps through almost any door that opens to him. He holds a BA in English (UMass), an MFA in Playwriting (UW - Seattle), and a PhD in Theatre and Dramaturgy (FSU). His short piece “Irony of the Second Degree” appears in 24 Gun Control Plays (NoPassport Press) and has been performed around the world. His full-length play Pyramid Builders received its world premiere production by Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company in April 2023. In addition to his dramatic writing, he’s published the novels Sex, Drugs & Spiritual Enlightenment (but mostly the first two) and Kat’s Cradle: Webolution Book One, short fiction in Meat for Tea, Catalyst, Pif Magazine, and ActiveMuse, and creative nonfiction and poetry in The Wayfarer. Projects in development include Solar Max: Webolution Book Two, a follow-up to SD&SE called More Sex, Drugs & Spiritual Enlightenment (but still mostly the first two), and a nonfiction memoir about his relationship with his mother, Finding Our Way Home. He and life partner Ti share their house with five wonderfully wacky cats.

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