Thursday, January 22, 2009

HHF: notes on the play and playwright

About the Play
Commissioned by Audacity Theatre Lab's Artistic Director Brad McEntire from Matt Lyle in the summer of 2008. Matt Lyle's HELLO HUMAN FEMALE was the first full-length work recieving a World-Premiere he himself has not directed.

Audacity was thrilled to collaborate with Lyle and play in his twisted, sweet, comic little world.

About the Playwright
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. In 2004, he co-founded Bootstraps Comedy Theater in Dallas, Texas for which he serves at 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 in 2008. 

Matt has recently completed the Writing Program at Second City. In the Fall of 2009, Matt will direct ALMOST, MAINE for Chicago's Apple Tree Theater and return to Dallas as a Artist-In-Residence to direct THE BOXER at Collin Theatre Center. This marks Matt Lyle's first commission from Audacity Theatre Lab.

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