Kathleen Turco-Lyon


Pronouns: she/her/hers 
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Home: New York City 

I have appeared off-B’way and more often, regionally, at theaters from Maine to California, and am a member of The Actors Center in New York City. 

I’ve taught actors both independently, and on the university level (‘Creating Character Through Gesture’ based on the work of Michael Chekhov), and have adapted two novels by Henry James: ‘The Europeans’ (titled: ‘Young Days’), and ‘The Awkward Age’, into full-length plays, and the text of Shakespeare’s ’Timon of Athens’ (titled: ‘Fools Fall’).   I’m acknowledged as a contributing writer of ‘bobrauschenbergamerica’ by playwright Charles Mee. 

I am indebted to a long list of master teachers, including Earle Gister, Lloyd Richards, Anne Bogart, Tadashi Suzuki, Charles Mee, Harry Burton, Kristin Linklater, Patsy Rodenberg, Wynn Handman, and Wendell K. Phillips. I continue learning from, and with, extraordinary actor/teacher colleagues: Peter Jay Fernandez, Grace Zandarski, Welker White, Damian Young, Keith Randolph Smith,  and so many others.

Proud Member of AEA,  SAG~AFTRA,  The Actors CenterThe Dramatists Guild

Land Acknowledgment: The Leni Lanape are the indigenous peoples of the land where I live.   This territory, called ‘Lenapehoking’,  includes present-day New Jersey, southeastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania, northeastern Delaware, and a small section of southeastern Connecticut. The Lenape have a matrilineal clan system, and are historically matrilocal. Today, Lenape communities live all across North America.  I acknowledge the enduring relationship that exists between all Indigenous Peoples and their unceded, traditional territories.  



COUNTESS of ROUSSILLON- All’s Well That Ends Well (directed by Wendy Franz), VOLUMNIA – Coriolanus (directed by Anthony Powell), PROSPERO – The Tempest, ARKADINA – The Seagull (both directed by Peter Richards), LADYBIRD JOHNSON – All The Way (Benny Sato Ambush, director), BARBARA – August: Osage County, ELIZABETH I – Elizabeth Rex, REGINA – The Little Foxes, MARMEE – Little Women (non-musical; text- David Feldshuh; director – Regge Life), LADY TIMON – Fools Fall (Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens), co-created and directed by Randall Stuart.


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR – August: Osage County (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR – Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Drama-Logue Award & Bay Area Critics Circle Nomination).