Founded in 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa. At the time, politics was more theatrical and engaging than what was happening on our stages. Skyler Matthias founded Lightswitch as a space to explore how to engage the apathetic and enable the silenced. While studying theatre and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa, Skyler pitched an immersive theatre company called Lightswitch to two different pitch contests and received $800 to produce a show. He then produced two shows--Tender Napalm and Platform. Following a four-year hiatus, Lightswitch Theatre Company has returned and is currently producing work in Little Rock, Arkansas.