Waylon Lenk is a Karuk theater artist and educator whose family hails from the villages of Taxasufkára and Ka’tim’îin on the Klamath River in northwest California. He has presented work exploring the intersections between Karuk and Western dramaturgies both domestically and internationally. He recently built upon connections between Theatre, Ethnic Studies and the Native American Longhouse at Oregon State University to present a reading series of plays by Native authors. He holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University.