Daughter in the water and Shakespeare in Umbria

Lyralen Kaye stops just short of becoming a scene-stealer; she plays Teresa’s quieter character arc with delicate authenticity that’s perfectly pitched, always rich without ever taking too much focus. In my selective memory, she’s the star of the show.

From Bay Windows, May/2008
by Brian Jewell

Way Theatre Hits a High Water Mark

The Way Theatre Artists’ production of “The Memory of Water” is about as close to perfect as live theater gets… Kaye is superb as the stoic, seemingly together Teresa, especially when a joint and a bottle of whiskey seem to make her world unravel.

From The Metro, May/2008

Saint John the Divine in Iowa

The audience knows it is in for something special right from the Reverend’s opening sermon, which Kaye delivers as effortlessly as if she were making off-the-cuff remarks at a friend’s dinner party. …Kaye is the heart and soul of the play…

From The New England Theatre Geek, March/2012
Reviewed by Craig Idlebrook


The driving force behind this production is superb acting. Kaye as Emma is deeply moving during scenes with Jerry (portrayed by Robert Kropf), as they banter, bicker, and frolic in each other’s arms. She is tender, yet defensive at times with husband Robert (Wayne Fritsche).

From Theater Mirror, May 2010
by Harold Pinter
Reviewed by Sheila Barth


Lyralen Kaye (THEY NAMED US MARY). Role: Claire Monaghan. “[Playwright] Ms. Kaye herself plays Claire, having first done so in a one-woman version of the current work. Hers is a lovely presence, suffering simply and starkly.”

From Theatre Mirror, February/2004
The Addison Awards by Carl Rossi

Saint John the Divine in Iowa

Lyralen Kaye is controlled yet conflicted as Reverend Alex. Conferring with her subconscious, gentle, barefoot, modern, black male Jesus (Joan Mejia), Rev. Alex delivers her sermons with a modulated tone that’s filled with conviction – the way she handles everything.

From Theater Mirror, March 2012
Reviewed by Sheila Barth

St. John’s Divine Diversity

Authenticity comes through clearly in Kaye’s performance as Rev. Alex. Kaye catches both the minister’s certainty in her sermons and her profound reservations about Younger Alex’ free lifestyle.

From the Bay State Banner, March 2012
Reviewed by Jules Becker


Lyralen Kaye brings a richness of emotions to her portrayal of Emma. As Robert’s wife and Jerry’s lover, Emma must divide her life and affections, becoming an expert at compartmentalizing and, for all intents and purposes, betraying both men as well as her own desires.

From Broadway World Review, May 2010 Regional Reviews
by Nancy Grossman


Lyralen Kaye catches the spirit with which Emma dazzles Jerry and the warmth that she shares with Robert.

From Bay Windows, May 26, 2010
by Jules Becker


Lyralen Kaye’s Emma is smart and funny and comes out of the situation the least scathed and even, perhaps, liberated for the experience.

From EDGE Boston, May 23, 2010
by Kay Bourne

Works about Assimilation, Corruption, add up to a Vibrant Evening of Havel

In Unveiling a married couple intimidate a close friend…Michael and Vera (Lyralen Kaye) share an enthusiasm for having improved their own lives that creeps into eeriness when they begin to make recommendations on how their friend can improve his.  Stanco and Kaye generate a manic mix of boundary-crossing energy as they verbally pelt a wimpy Vanek…Kaye captures a blend of sublimated desperation and humor, especially as portions of the dialogue are repeated in a bizarre spiral.

From The Boston Globe, May/2005
By Gina Perille

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