Lyndsay Rose Kane
Trap Door credits
- Decomposed Theatre, Episode 7
- Inana/ Fantasy Island for Dummies
- Ensemble / The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
- The Duchess / The Duchess of Malfi
- Harriet Panini / Cookie Play
- Girl / Blood on the Cat’s Neck
- Gertrude / Hamletmachine
Ensemble member Lyndsay Rose Kane (she/her/hers) has been with Trap Door since 2011. She earned a B.A. in dance/theater from Macalester College and an MFA in ccting from CalArts. She is a freelance casting director and movement coordinator. For more, visit www.lyndsaykane.com
The ensemble commits themselves to the script as if they were clinically committed to an asylum. Most are perfectly fitted into the theatrical straightjackets of their roles. Lyndsay Rose Kane is mechanically malicious as Gertrude.
Venus Zarris, Chicago Stage Review
Lyndsay Rose Kane turns her Gertrude into a venomous coquette one moment, an anguished victim of circumstance the next.
Kerry Reid, The Chicago Tribune
In particular, the persevering Kane is relentless as the protective mother. Kane fully invests in her grueling emotional performance. And within her palpable hysterics, she continually shifts into hostess by offering cookies to Steele and Wisniewski. Later, her interaction with Wallace is heartbreakingly tender.
The Fourth Walsh
Kane plays Harriet as a typically chipper sitcom mom, though she plants hints of strain and anguish behind the wide smile permanently frozen on her face.
Zac Thomas, The Reader
Lyndsay Rose Kane’s Duchess is a princely fortress, delicate lattice one moment, stubborn steel the next.
New City Stage
The Duchess is one of my favorite characters in theatre, and in Kane’s hands, she is a loving, courageous, admirable, and deeply sympathetic woman. The scene in which she proposes to Antonio is as funny, sweet, and heartwarming in this production as in any, and from the moment Kane first walks on, we are unshakably on her side.
Jacob Davis, The Chicago Critic
As the title character — a widow who, against the dictates of her brothers, secretly weds and has a family with a commoner — Lyndsay Rose Kane moves from a rather pettish and immature woman to one whose descent into the maelstrom of political intrigue and murder deepens her self-knowledge. It’s a mesmerizing turn, and Kane is balanced by her onstage brothers.
Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune