By Tim Kowols
While his time on TV’s “The Office” may give him name recognition, Rainn Wilson will allow participants a chance to see his depth as an actor and writer this week at the Door Kinetic Fine Arts Festival in Baileys Harbor. Wilson has ties to Wisconsin thanks to his wife Holiday Reinhorn and other family members, but his residency at Bjorklunden will mark the first time he has visited Door County. Festival artistic director Eric Simonson is a big reason Wilson is in the area as the two are working on a screenplay about the life of Stetson Kennedy, a Georgia author who is credited as being one of the biggest contributors to the demise of the Ku Klux Klan. Wilson says the experience will help get the screenplay ready for its potential future as a film.
After hosting a viewing and discussion of his film “Thom Paine” Monday night, Wilson will be hosting a book signing with Reinhorn Wednesday in Egg Harbor before reading his Stetson Kennedy screenplay later that evening in Baileys Harbor. You can find a complete schedule of the Door Kinetic Arts Festival here and our interview with Rainn Wilson below.