Kyle J McCloskey (He/They/Anything Respectful) is originally from Philadelphia, now residing in Chicago, IL.
His work was seen or developed with The Alliance Theatre, Studio Theatre, The American Playwriting Foundation, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, American Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater Company, Woven Theatre, Collaboraction Theatre Company, Stage Left Theater Company, the University of California - Los Angeles, and Loyola University Chicago.
He is a two-time recipient of the Paula Vogel Prize from the Kennedy Center, runner-up for The Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award, runner-up for the Jean Kennedy Smith Prize from the Kennedy Center, a Semifinalist for the Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation, a Finalist for the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, a Finalist for the Blue Ink Award from American Blues Theater, a Finalist for the Princess Grace Award, a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright's Center, and a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference.
He is a past recipient of the James B. Pendleton Foundation Prize, The MacGowan Family Playwriting Fellowship, a Hollywood Foreign Press Awards Fellowship, and the George Burns & Gracie Allen Fellowship in Comedy.
MFA UCLA, BA Loyola University Chicago