Alyson Lyon is a Chicago-based Writer/Performer. She's a graduate of DePaul University’s Theatre School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies and DePaul’s School of Education with a Master’s in Education (Secondary English and Theatre). Alyson also completed the Second City Conservatory program and has studied Screenwriting through UCLA’s Online Screenwriting Program and Chicago’s Dramatists Workshop. She's studied guitar at Pete Foxx Guitar Studio in LA and voice/guitar at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
For over two decades, Alyson's performed professionally in theatre, tv and film in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. As a musician, she played bass/vocals in "Stiletto Attack," "The Gray in Black," guitar/vocals in "Sound from the Ground" and was a featured Potbelly's musician at the original Potbelly's on Lincoln Ave in Chicago.
Alyson writes feature-length screenplays, short films, solo shows, short stories and personal essays. Her most recent feature “Anna in Fall” was a Semi-Finalist in the Spring 2020 Chicago Screenplay Awards. Alyson co-founded the Live Lit show "Essay Fiesta," was a founding member of "The Chicago Story Collective" and has been a featured storyteller at the Chicago Printer’s Row Lit Fest and the Chicago Writers Conference. Additionally, Alyson has written one-acts for high school students and received “Distinguished” ratings as a Secondary English and Theatre teacher in the Chicago Public School system.
Alyson is also a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Lineage. She aims to be a source of positivity in the lives of others.