Currently Based: London
Kayla Martell Feldman is an Anglo-American Jewish writer and director currently based in London. She was a Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director for Snapper Theatre, an Associate Producer for Maiden Speech Festival, and is a regular teacher and director at Identity School of Acting. She has also worked as a literary associate for Abingdon Theatre Company in New York, a theatre scout for Theatre503, and a script reader for Hampstead Theatre.
She was a Genesis Poetry Slam winner in 2017 and has had work commissioned by JW3, Canada Water Theatre, Watch Your Mouth at Holbeck Underground Ballroom in Leeds and Vashti Media. She has featured regularly at Spoken Word London, Extra Second London, Pussy Liquor, and Homos and Houmous, and was invited to take part in the 2020 Roundhouse Poetry Weekender led by Bridget Minamore and Cecilia Knapp. In 2021, she co-founded the Sovereign Writers Group, a collective of six writers who work across stage, screen, poetry, and prose to share skills and develop new work. Writing with a focus on themes of identity, family history, mental illness, and womanhood, Kayla has taught spoken word poetry workshops at the Leeds chapter of JLGB and at Limmud Conference.