Kathleen Turco-Lyon

Kathleen Turco-Lyon

Kathleen Turco-Lyon joined The Actors Center Company in 2017. She has appeared Off-Broadway (New Federal; The Mint; The Culture Project; Urban Stages), and regionally at TheatreSquared, Opera House Arts, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oldcastle, and others. Highlights include the roles of Prospero (The Tempest) and Madame Arkadina (The Seagull) both directed by Peter Richards, and LadyBird Johnson in All The Way (Benny Sato Ambush, director). Also, Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Rex), Regina (The Little Foxes), Marmee in a newly adapted (by David Feldshuh), non-musical production of Little Women directed by Regge Life, and the title role in her adaptation of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens ('Fools Fall') with director Randall Stuart. Kathleen was awarded 'Outstanding Supporting Actor' by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for her work in August: Osage County (role of Barbara), and she received a Drama-Logue Award for her portrayal of Madame de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Kathleen has taught acting at Cornell University and Point Park University, and as a guest artist, taught her 'Creating Character' workshops at Mills College, UNC-Chapel Hill, Point Park University, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and others. She has adapted two novels by Henry James into plays; 'The Awkward Age,' and 'The Europeans' (titled: Young Days), and is credited as a contributing writer to the text of bobrauschenbergamerica by playwright, Charles Mee. Kathleen would like to credit a long list of wonderful teachers including Earle Gister, Lloyd Richards, Anne Bogart, Tadashi Suzuki, Kristin Linklater, Charles Mee, Patsy Rodenberg, John Tucker, and Wendell K. Phillips. She is also a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and The Dramatists Guild. She lives in New York City.