Anthony Byrnes is a director, producer, educator, critic and arts administrator. He has served as the founding Artistic Director of Burning Wheel & the Umbrella Company. He is also a weekly columnist and theatre critic on KCRW, currently hosting Opening The Curtain on KCRW’s radio talk show. He has served as Director of Cultural Relations for the University of Southern California, and Associate Producer of New Play Development for Center Theatre Group. He earned his MFA from CalArts.