Need a touching, funny angle you normally wouldn't see? Lindsay has worked as a journalist for numerous publications and broadcasters across Canada and holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King's College, as well as a BA/BFA from the University of Prince Edward Island and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Creative Writing,Theatre and Figure Drawing). Her experience includes working with:
The Toronto Star (Toronto newspaper)
The Globe and Mail (national newspaper)
The Toronto Sun (Toronto newspaper)
Eye (Toronto alternative weekly)
DNTO (CBC Radio program)
CBC Charlottetown (Intern Reporter -- Compass,The Maritimes Tonight)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine (international magazine)
The Daily News (Halifax newspaper)
Sympatico.ca (news website)
TRAVELHotNews.com (online travel publication)
The Cape Breton Post (Personal Column -Toronto Adventures)
The Coast (Halifax alternative weekly)
The Buzz (PEI arts and entertainment publication)
Reverb (Halifax music publication)
The Telegraph Journal (New Brunswick newspaper)
Boardwalk (Sydney arts and entertainment publication)
The Cape Bretoner (Cape Breton magazine)
Beingwell Magazine (Toronto magazine)
The North Toronto Post (Toronto newspaper)
Esprit (quarterly magazine)
Progressive Choices (Canadian business women’s magazine)
Perth Courier (weekly publication)
*See full resumé at bottom of page.
Lindsay happens to be a wiz at the very necessary evil of writing funding documents. After being hired years ago to become an expert at funding all areas of the arts and offering one-on-one consultations, as well as workshops, through artsCape Breton, Lindsay has worked as a researcher and writer of funding documents and grant applications for numerous artists and several companies, including Acting Up Stage Theatre and Studio 180. Lindsay herself has been the recipient of several grants to pursue her own projects, including a Canada Council grant, donations from private foundations and several provincial arts council grants. When others said she could never find funding to write her play Tompkinsville full-time for a year, she proved them wrong $27,000 later. There is always a way to find funding for your project and Lindsay Kyte knows how to write (and consult with you about) the documents to get it.
Oh Jeepers. Just stop. STOP! Did you just send out a press package thicker than the Toronto phone book? Is the invite e-mail to your gig hundreds of paragraphs long? Did you just describe yourself as a "powerhouse singer" in your bio? Perhaps it is time to get a little help in this department. After several years in the industry, Lindsay has become known as the "go-to" when you need a bio that actually sums up who you are, a press release for your play that gets published almost word-for-word in several newspapers or a general consultation to get to the core of who you are in order to promote yourself and your art better. Lindsay has served as a publicist for various bands, performers and productions, including Acting Up Stage, Parade, Grant Tilly, Songbirds, Funny Business,Toronto Adventures, Cloning:The Musical, etc.
Pitch Development Documents
You've got a great idea, have told all your friends over coffee, want to sit across from the big mucky-mucks and pitch it but you have no idea where to start in proposing it. Lindsay Kyte can help. Lindsay has worked for several documentary and television production companies including Banger Films, Gorica Productions, Kyoko Productions and Wind Chime Productions and is a champion in helping you transform your idea into a logline, a one-page synopsis or a script bible--- and whatever else, how long or short, you need to make your pitch sparkle. Besides her other degrees mentioned above, Lindsay is also a graduate of the Independent Television Producers' program, where she got unique training in all elements of development writing for film and television, as well in how to pitch, how to research what broadcasters are looking for, conducting yourself in the pitch room, etc. You are going to knock 'em dead when you strut into that room full of suits--- because Lindsay Kyte will help you find the words to make your pitch zing.
Have you had several bottles of wine and your bio still sounds like a half-deactivated robot wrote it? Put down the glass and let Lindsay Kyte help you find the way to express who you are and what you offer. Lindsay has worked as a writer and consultant on several websites and offers website content writing services that include a one-on-one interview and "drafts until you say 'done.'" Find the tone and words you have been seeking when Lindsay Kyte helps you sort out who and what you want to present to the web world.
Personal Essay Writer
Who is the friend who can make you double over with laughter with a single word? Who is the sibling who once changed your life by doing that small certain thing? Why is the person you are going to stand next to at the end of the aisle the one who makes life better just by walking in the door? And what is the moment that sums up everything that person is to you?
Don’t let this be a story untold any longer. The time is now to say the words you always wished you could to that special person in your life with a personal essay written by Lindsay Kyte. In a one-on-one interview, Lindsay gets to the heart of the matter with you, delving through the stories that make the best memories to find the single moment that encapsulates the love and laughter of a deep relationship. Lindsay then transforms this moment into a touching short essay in the style of Chicken Soup for the Soul (for whom she has written). When she is finished, you have in hand beautifully rendered words of love around which you can create a poignant and breathtaking collage of photos, etc. This essay can now be given as a gift that will result in laughter, tears and, at the end of the day, a loved one who has finally heard the words they've always wished to hear. Don’t let these words be the story you weep out as a eulogy. Give the gift of a story of love with a personal essay by Lindsay Kyte for your special occasion.
For examples of some of Lindsay's published personal essays, please click here:
Having trouble finding the arc, the character or just lost perspective? Lindsay Kyte is available for script consultations. Having written scripts in a variety of genres, including for television, film, documentary and stage, Lindsay brings a wealth of experience to script analysis. Stop pulling out your hair and let Lindsay help find the problem.
"When Cape Breton meets Toronto, neither will ever be the same."
"The story of Cape Bretoners enduring the culture shock of moving to Toronto is a familiar one, from Don Shebib’s 1970 film Goin’ Down to Road to Ashley MacIsaac’s autobiography Fiddling With Disaster, but Reserve Mines native Lindsay Kyte puts a bright and shiny spin on the saga that’s all her own in Toronto Adventures."- Stephen Cooke, Chronicle Herald
Lindsay Kyte's Toronto Adventures premiered at Festival Antigonish in 2007. Since then it has been produced at Victoria Playhouse, the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre and the Atlantic Fringe Festival. Toronto Adventures is an autobiographical two-act play following Lindsay's trajectory as a Cape Bretoner trying to navigate Toronto for the first time (you have to stand WHERE on the escalator)? Toronto Adventures stemmed from a series of e-mails Lindsay was writing back home to family and friends about her adventures in the land of subways and smog. Little did she know, these e-mails were being forwarded on. And on. And on. Suddenly, the phone began ringing with people requesting more "Toronto adventures." An article in the Toronto Star featuring an almost life-size picture of Lindsay resulted in television production companies calling, as well as Internet channels. Theatre companies got in on the action. When Lindsay stopped hyperventilating from all of the attention, Toronto Adventures had been turned into a stage play, a comedic Internet series and a blog in the Cape Breton Post. Toronto Adventures features a cast of four actors in blacks playing a myriad of characters with minimal costume and three black boxes for set. Perfect for touring or more intimate venues.
To view the Toronto Adventures web series, written by Lindsay Kyte, please click here:
For Lindsay's Toronto Star article on these adventures, please click here:
If you can dream it, you can do it. And you can do it--- it's been proven before.
"A major new play in development."
-Ron Foley MacDonald, journalist
Once upon a time, a group of miners changed their own lives, one book at a time. Tompkinsville is the true story of a Cape Breton mining town that was transformed from despondency to independence thanks to a rebel priest and his belief that self-reliance, cooperation and education are the keys to freedom. It is the story of Father Jimmy Tompkins, Father Moses Coady, Joe Laben and the Antigonish Co-operative Movement.
Tompkinsville has already received major press though CBC Halifax, CBC Charlottetown, CBC Cape Breton, Coastal Radio, The Casket, The Guardian and The Cape Breton Post. Tompkinsville had a first draft reading of select scenes at Festival Antigonish and was further developed through the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA) in England which resulted in a staged public reading in Liverpool. The year previous, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton had workshopped their piece, TheBoys in the Photograph, through LIPA. LIPA is founded by Sir Paul McCartney.
Tompkinsville was also featured in a documentary about the Antigonish Movement called You CAN Do It! As well, this play is the feature of a CBC Radio documentary called Journey to Tompkinsville, which has been aired nationally numerous times on programs such as Maritime Magazine and In the Field. Tompkinsville had its staged reading premiere May 27, 2011 and will be touring Canada in 2013.
Please check out the Tompkinsville website:
To listen to Journey to Tompkinsville, please click here:
Or you can listen on the CBC website by clicking this link:
** For Lindsay's full writing resumé, please click here: