Lindsay Kyte is a third-generation native of Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and the great-niece of Mary and Joe Laben, two pioneers of the social justice co-operative movement known as the "Antigonish Movement." Kyte is a writer and actor who has appeared on stages and pages all across the globe. Her first play, Toronto Adventures, was produced for the fourth time last summer at the Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival in Newfoundland.
Kyte has an extensive resume as both a writer and an actor, but her main focus for the past five years has been developing the incredible story of Tompkinsville, the first co-operative housing project in North America. With Tompkinsville's script now ready for production, Kyte is also serving as a voice of the co-operative movement, delivering key-note speeches about her journey to writing the play, the story of Tompkinsville and the miners of Reserve Mines and the need for co-operatives today. Plus acting, writing, singing and having dance parties with the cat when she needs a break.
P.S. Paul McCartney was telling her where the camera was and she was looking for it when that photo was snapped. Opportunity to shake his hand: wonderful. Her face in the photo? Not so much.