Hello! I’m Matt Lyle.
That’s me to your right standing at that jaunty angle, hand in pocket, needing a hair cut. Whether you have professional interest in me or if your interest is purely of the stalker variety, welcome to my website.
You will find lots of information about my career as a playwright, director, and actor here and all of it is true.
Things you should know about me:
- I write plays and sketches and am dipping my toe into screenwriting.
- I direct.
- I act.
- I live somewhere in Chicago.
- I’m not great at self-promotion. It seems braggy.
- I’m awesome.
Here’s a Bio for me written by someone else:
Originally from East Texas, Matt Lyle is a Summa Cum Laude graduate and winner of the Outstanding Theatre Graduate Award from Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre. He co-founded Bootstraps Comedy Theater in Dallas, Texas for which he continues to serve as Artistic Director. In 2007, The Dallas Observer named Bootstraps as Best Small Theater Company and Matt as Best New Playwright. He worked with several theaters in the DFW area as both actor and director prior to his relocation with his wife, Kim, to Chicago.
Matt is a member of The Dramatist Guild and a graduate of the Sketch Writing Program at Second City. His award-winning play, THE BOXER (a silent film on stage) had its New York Premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival and was mentioned in "TOP OF THE AUGHTS' on TheaterJones.com among other accolades.
In 2010, he premiered a follow-up Silent Film On Stage, THE BETTER DOCTOR, which WBEZ listed in the Top Five Most Overlooked shows of 2010.