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Currently Based: London

theatre, film & TV

Represented by Jennifer Thomas at United Agents

Kayla trained on the M.A. in Theatre Directing at Mountview, Shakespeare’s Globe Directing Studio, and Directors Lab North in Toronto. She is a Co-Founder of Snapper Theatre and Sovereign Writers Group, and was a participant in the NO BORDERS Artists Project at the Royal Court Theatre. Her play Watchdog was a top-ten finalist for Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Playwrights Award, received an honourable mention from the Jewish Playwriting Prize in 2022, and was recently shortlisted for the RSC’s 37 Plays Project. Previously, she was Associate Producer for Maiden Speech Festival, a script-reader for Hampstead Theatre, a theatre scout for Theatre503, and a literary associate for Abingdon Theatre Company in New York. She has taught actors, writers, and theatremakers at Mountview, Identity School of Acting, Stagecoach, and Caspa Arts.

poetry & Prose

(as Kayla Martell Feldman)

Kayla has performed poetry across London and elsewhere, and co-hosts the Process spoken word night with Tyrone Lewis. Their work has been published by Messy Misfits Club, T’Art Magazine, Fifth Wheel Press, Popshot Quarterly, Derailleur Press, Moonlove, Saranac Review, and 9VT\5, and has been featured on the Dead Darlings and Artists That Work podcasts. In 2023, they won second place in the Crossing the Tees short story competition. They are a two-time Genesis Poetry Slam winner and have had work commissioned by JW3, Canada Water Theatre, Watch Your Mouth, Vashti Media, and The Narcissist Cookbook. In 2020, she was invited to take part in the Roundhouse Poetry Weekender, led by Bridget Minamore and Cecilia Knapp. In 2021, she self-published her debut collection, TIKVA, and her second collection, SAME STORY, will be published in 2023 by Verve Poetry Press.

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