Currently Based: London
Freelance: director, writer, performance poet
Co-Editor of Don't Ask The Experts
Co-Founder of Snapper Theatre
Associate Producer of Maiden Speech Festival
Kayla trained on the M.A. in Theatre Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the Shakespeare's Globe Directing Studio, and holds a B.A. in Theatre and Performance (International) from the University of Leeds. In June 2019 she will be taking part in the Directors Lab North at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
International work: Kayla has directed plays in London, Leeds, and Dublin, and previously worked as a Literary Associate for Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City and a Stage Manager for the Players' Theatre in Montreal.
Since starting performance poetry in Leeds in 2012, Kayla has had writing commissioned for Watch Your Mouth at the HUB in Leeds, Extra Second London, JW3, and is a regular performer at Spoken Word London, and was a 2017 Genesis Poetry Slam Winner. Her first play, Hear Me Out, debuted in November 2018 at Tristan Bates Theatre as part of Maiden Speech Festival.