Kyle J. McCloskey

Kyle J. McCloskey

Kyle J McCloskey (He/Him/Anything Respectful) is originally from Philadelphia.

His work was seen or developed at The American Playwriting Foundation, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, American Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater Company, Collaboraction Theatre Company, Stage Left Theater Company, the University of California - Los...
Kyle J McCloskey (He/Him/Anything Respectful) is originally from Philadelphia.

His work was seen or developed at The American Playwriting Foundation, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, American Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater Company, Collaboraction Theatre Company, Stage Left Theater Company, the University of California - Los Angeles, and Loyola University Chicago.

He is the recipient of the Paula Vogel Prize from the Kennedy Center, a Semifinalist for the Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation, a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, and a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights Center. He is a past recipient of the James B. Pendleton Foundation Prize, and the George Burns & Gracie Allen Fellowship in Comedy.

Kyle is currently developing a new play with The Road Theater’s Under Construction 2 Writer’s Group.

MFA UCLA

Plays

  • Where the Lovelight Gleams
    On Christmas Eve, three incarcerated women as part of the California Conservation Program traverse the Southern California Woods, securing the land against the threat of wildfires. As their shift continues, they begin to ask questions of faith, sexuality, justice, and grace. Tensions rise, bonds are tested, and we the audience are left to ask: what exactly is a human life worth?
  • The Great Toronto Clown Riot of 1855
    Toronto, 1855 - When Toronto experiences an influx of immigrants during the Potato Massacre of the 1800's, Queen Victoria sends a decree to The Orange Order and Mayor William Allen to hold a festival in commemoration of William of Orange. There's only one problem: they've hired an Irish American Clown Troupe from Chicago. As tempers rise and the events unfurl, the entire city ramps up towards one...
    Toronto, 1855 - When Toronto experiences an influx of immigrants during the Potato Massacre of the 1800's, Queen Victoria sends a decree to The Orange Order and Mayor William Allen to hold a festival in commemoration of William of Orange. There's only one problem: they've hired an Irish American Clown Troupe from Chicago. As tempers rise and the events unfurl, the entire city ramps up towards one of the most ridiculous riots in the history of Toronto.
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Jo, Andi, and Vanessa all find themselves at crossroads. Vanessa is trying to find her footing. Andi is trying to fend off her demons. Jo is trying to get her damn disability. As the three women struggle individually, they find purpose and protection in the confidence of each other.
  • The Association of Strong Spirited Humans Against Tyranny... And Stuff OR A Idiot's Guide to Making a Militia (FULL LENGTH)
    As the people of FUNKYTOWN mourn the loss of their jobs, a mysterious CLOWN comes to town and trains one special Boy to be a leader of the People's Resistance. But as Ayan Rand rears her ugly head, the movement turns into a monstrous beast.

    Also there is egg salad.

    Come through for a farce with as much Egg Salad, Guns, and White Face a person could possibly want!!!!
  • The Drivers
    Four Rideshare drivers share moments of their lives on one day during the pandemic.
  • Give What You Can, Take What You Need
    Where are we coming from, who are we now, what do we want of the future?
    This is an immersive piece for up to ten participants on the creation of a shared utopia.
  • Smeeah the Queeah
    Two boys contemplate the game they love - Smeeah the Queeah - and their respective places in life as twelve year olds.
    Three boys look to SMASH!
    A young boy finds love.
  • Hungry Hearts
    Jessica Lawler, seventeen and overweight, is about to start her senior year of high school. But when a new, unexpected love appears, Jess’ world drastically changes, for better and for worse. In Hungry Hearts, we see how three distinct of forms of love, the love of her father, the love of her best friend, and a new, first time romantic love, push Jessica, until she is able to come to grips with what the typhoon...
    Jessica Lawler, seventeen and overweight, is about to start her senior year of high school. But when a new, unexpected love appears, Jess’ world drastically changes, for better and for worse. In Hungry Hearts, we see how three distinct of forms of love, the love of her father, the love of her best friend, and a new, first time romantic love, push Jessica, until she is able to come to grips with what the typhoon that is her life. Hungry Hearts examines obesity, shame theory, teenage angst, depression, puberty, media depictions of overweight persons, lesbian love, literature, and so much more. The play runs roughly an hour and a half, and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III Award for Best New Full Length Play
  • Scores and Scenes for Socialist Quaranteens Or I’m Stuck in My Parents House on a Saturday Night and My Father is Still a Libertarian So Let’s Fuck With Him
    A guided five-hour performance for those stuck in our parents home during quarantine (or really anytime, actually)
  • The Association of Strong Spirited Humans Against Tyranny ...and Stuff OR A Idiot's Guide to Making a Militia (ONE ACT VERSION)
    As the people of FUNKYTOWN mourn the loss of their jobs, a mysterious CLOWN comes to town and trains one special Boy to be a leader of the People's Resistance. But as Ayan Rand rears her ugly head, the movement turns into a monstrous beast.

    Also there is egg salad.

    Come through for a farce with as much Egg Salad, Guns, and White Face a person could possibly want!!!!