Profile Type: Artist
Lyralen Kaye

Lyralen Kaye, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, is an intersectional, queer, social justice and award-winning playwright, poet, storyteller and screenwriter as well as a professional actress. She has a BA in English from the University of Arizona and an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College. In 2018 she won the Best in Fringe and Techie Best in Fringe for her solo show My Preferred Pronoun Is We at the San Francisco Fringe and was a finalist for the 2018 Soaring Solo Artist Award at the Hollywood Fringe (under the title Many Trump Refugees in One Body). In 2019 she was a finalist at the Moth Grand Slam in Boston after winning her first Moth Story Slam win and Boston Story Slam in 2017.


Lyralen’s plays have been produced throughout the United States. She won the Stanley and Eleanor Lipkin Prize in Playwriting and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Council of the Arts Awards for her play, My Mother and the Nun. She also won the Meryl Streep Screenwriters Lab for Saint John the Divine in Iowa, which was also a semi-finalist in the Pride Plays and Films Awards and a finalist for the Roy W. Dean award and the Blacklist Women in Film Lab.


She won the Amazon Poetry Slam Final and Super Slam Final and was on the women’s team. She also has a Pushcart nomination in fiction. She believes in radical inclusion and a badass comic approach to just about everything.


To see a full list of her credits, please go to

Additional Links: 
Meryl Streep Lab Winning Screenplay

I Have Worked With

  • April 2010 to December 2019

    Marc Ewart and I have co-produced and he is a designer on my show, My Preferred Pronoun Is We.

  • September 2011 to December 2019

    Caitlin directed for SLAMBoston and is currently a director of my show, My Preferred Pronoun Is We.

  • September 2019

    I am co-producing DIVERSE VOICES IN THEATRE, SLAMBoston Slams the North Shore with Marblehead Little Theatre in April of 2020 and we are currently soliciting plays.

    I will be peforming my solo show, My Preferred Pronoun Is We at the theatre in March of 2020.


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Solo Performer/Writer/Actor
Physical Address: 
PO Box 86
Salem, MA 01970
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Other
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
MFA in Theatre, Sarah Lawrence College
BA in English, University of Arizona
2018 Best in Fringe, San Francisco
2018 Techie Best in Fringe, San Francisco
2018 Finalist, Soaring Solo Artist Award, Hollywood Fringe
2018 Finalist, Women in Film, Blacklist
2017 Winner, Moth Story Slam
2017 Winner, Boston Story Slam
2016 Finalist, Half the World Literati, Screenwriting
2015 Winner, Meryl Streep Screenwriting Lab
2011 Finalist, Roy W. Dean Award in Screenwriting
2011 Semi-Finalist, Pride Plays and Films Award
2005 Finalist, Massachusetts Council of the Arts Award in Playwriting
2002 Winner, Stanley and Eleanor Lipkin Prize in Playwriting
1997 Nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Fiction

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
This show can be performed with a single chair.
Lights strongly enhance this production.
A qlab sound list accompanies this production.
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Ages Served: 
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Meisner Training with Fred Kareman
Devised Theater training with Dan Hurlin
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