Originally from Sydney, Australia, Kaye has carved a niche internationally as a sought after director, performer, and designer. Her performing career has seen her headline some of the worlds biggest stage productions. Highlights include: Les Miserables, The Boy From Oz, Mamma Mia!, she has performed at Madison Square Garden for the NBA, and alongside Jennifer Hudson and the Dropkick Murphys with the Boston Pops. Won multiple awards for her solo performances, and can be seen onscreen in ‘The Matrix’, Netflix ‘The Characters’, Network USA ‘Royal Pains’, as well as many shorts, web series and independent features. As a designer based in Nairobi, Kenya, she has been nominated for an African Academy Award for her work on ‘From a Whisper’, other work can be seen in campaigns such as Nike Write the Future (Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Cinematographer. Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki) and Nokia Sub Saharan Africa (Dir. Steve McCurry), features such as ‘I am Slave’, and numerous documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and Raw TV. Gaining her degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Alumni Hugh Jackman), and directing qualifications at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art – Sydney (Alumni Cate Blanchett), Kaye was the Creative Producer/Director of The Australian Dance Awards for numerous years, Creative Director for Inglot NYC directing and designing multiple photo shoots, and fashion events, Casting Associate for Disney’s The Lion King’ (Australia), and Casting Director for Sydney Dance Company. She has directed multiple theater productions throughout Australia and Asia, and most recently has directed the short films: ‘American Assault’, ‘Choice’, ‘Famousland’, ‘Over the Window’, ‘JOE’. Kaye’s next major project is performing in a new musical directed by Des McAnuff at La Jolla Playhouse, she is currently writing her first feature film, and looking forward to future collaborations with powerhouse filmmakers.
When invited to direct JOE, the answer was an immediate, ‘Yes!’. The opportunity to work on an intelligent romantic comedy, with a kick ass team of women: the hilarious powerhouse writer Shara Ashley Zeiger, the technical genius of pocket rocket cinematographer Samantha Pyra, and the electric joy of production coordinator/AD Samantha Winter. JOE is a reminder that what often makes us shine are our uniquely wonderful flaws. So, live your best life, never hide your quirks and enjoy JOE, and take that chance, you just never know. ~ Kaye Tuckerman