Matthew Isler was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied Theatre at Indiana University. Matthew is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program and has been seen in many productions around town. He has played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet with Purple Bench Productions, Morten in Red and Green and Halldor in Mishap! with Akvavit Theatre; and Gus in The City of Dreadful Night at The Den Theatre. He understudied the role of Nicky in The Seafarer and played Dean in Lay me Down Softly with ITC. Matthew recently made his Directing debut with Akvavit’s Co-Directed production of They Died Where They Lied. Matthew is a proud ensemble member of Akvavit Theatre and is extremely excited to become a member of The Irish Theatre of Chicago. He enthusiastically looks forward to calling this his artistic home.