Lindsay Kyte is a playwright/performer originally from Reserve Mines, Cape Breton. She has a Masters of Acting from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in England (LIPA), where Sir Paul McCartney gave Kyte her degree. Kyte has performed on many stages and screens across Canada and her play Tompkinsville won two Merritt awards for “Outstanding Score” and “Outstanding Production by a New or Emerging Theatre company.” Tompkinsville features original music created by Kyte and Ian Sherwood, and was declared “a classic — an unforgettable and important addition to the canon of Nova Scotia literature,” and was named a top ten play of 2016. Kyte’s play Toronto Adventures has also been produced across the East Coast, including Festival Antigonish, Victoria Playhouse, and the Grand Bank Theatre Festival. Most recently, Rita MacNeil’s son chose Kyte to create Dear Rita, a musical celebration of Rita MacNeil, which was co-created with Mike Ross and premiered in Summer 2021 at the Charlottetown Festival, with Kyte a-singin’ her Cape Breton heart out on stage with it. Dear Rita will see more stages in 2022, including at Rita MacNeil’s home theatre, the Savoy, in Cape Breton. Kyte has other works in development with theatre companies across Canada that will also see stages in 2022.
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