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Our Story So Far

Kevin O'Brien as J.R.R. Tollkien on the Hobbit Hole set for the filming of the television special Frodo's Journey.
Kevin O’Brien is the founder and artistic director of the Theater of the Word Incorporated, a Christian theater company which tours the country evangelizing through drama.

Although an atheist at an early age, Kevin’s experiences with the dramatic arts began a conversion process, that, with the help of the writings of G. K. Chesterton, eventually brought him into the Church.

Kevin hosts the television series The Theater of the Word on EWTN and can also be seen on episodes of EWTN’s The Apostle of Common Sense, The Quest for Shakespeare, and The Journey Home.  He also portrays J. R. R. Tolkien on several Tolkien specials hosted by Joseph Pearce.

In addition, Kevin has performed and produced 37 audio books, and is the only person in history to play every part in a Shakespeare play, which he did for his audio readings of The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth for Ignatius Press.  He is also a writer and regular contributor to The St. Austin Review and Gilbert Magazine.

His new book, A Bad Actor's Guide to the Meaning of Life, will be published in late 2017.