Hello, I’m Kyle Acheson, I’m a composer and actor musician in Brooklyn, and ever since I was a kid I’ve loved the outdoors. Open fields, forests, streams and ponds dotted my imagination growing up in Cincinnati, OH. Alongside my studies, I learned the songs of the birds who visited my parents’ feeder each season. Music and nature have always been linked for me.
I received a BFA in acting from the Webster Conservatory for Theatre Arts in St. Louis, MO, where I also studied composition, piano, and voice. My training continued at the Massachusetts farm of Double Edge Theatre, mixing ecology and ritual to tell adventurous, encompassing stories.
My professional career began in Portland, OR where I quickly made it my habit to write outside. In parks and gardens across the city, I composed my first musical, The Waterman, and recorded my first album, Sun River. The Pacific Northwest left an indelible mark on me, one that changed the way I view nature and our collective need to cherish and preserve it.
I currently reside in Brooklyn, NY near the beautiful natural landmarks of Greenwood Cemetery and Prospect Park. I co-founded the theatre ensemble Thicket & Thistle in 2014 and wrote two more musicals in collaboration with them: What’s Your Wish?, and Death Cruise. I continue to perform and compose for musical theatre, and to create music for plays, films, podcasts, and commercials.