Lyralen Kaye founded Another Country Films in 2009 when she co-produced her first short film, “Triangles Are More Interesting”, with Elton James of Little Bite Productions. Lyralen’s history as a producer, however, started in 2003, when she founded Another Country Productions in Boston (www.anothercountry.org). The company quickly became known for its multicultural theatre event, SLAMBoston, Diverse Voices in Theatre, which continues to sell out every production.
Over the seven years it’s been in business, Another Country Productions has produced 26 slam events, 3 full length plays and numerous developmental readings for both stage and screen. During this time Ms. Kaye coached actors on the sets of sitcoms and films, assisting directors in eliciting stellar performances from their actors.
An award-winning writer, Kaye was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction in 1997, won the Amazon Poetry Finals in 1998, went on to win the Stanley and Eleanor Lipkin Prize in Playwriting in 2002, and came in as a finalist for the Massachusetts Council of the Arts Awards in 2005. In addition, she is a professional actress (SAG/AFTRA) whose performances theatre critics in Boston have described as “carefully nuanced,” “perfectly pitched” and “deeply moving.” She can be seen in 27 Dresses as Katherine Heigl’s gong-banging yoga instructor.