Writer & director
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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 part of the inaugural cohort for the NO BORDERS Artists Project at the Royal Court Theatre. 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. Her play Watchdog was a top-ten finalist for Titchfield Festival Theatre's New Playwriting Award 2022. She has taught actors, writers, and theatremakers at Mountview, East 15, 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 open mic night with Tyrone Lewis. Her work has been published by Last Leaves Magazine, Kitchen Table Quarterly T'Art Magazine, Exist Otherwise, Erato, Messy Misfits Club, Fifth Wheel Press, Popshot Quarterly, Derailleur Press, Moonlove, and 9VT\5, and been featured on the Dead Darlings and Artists That Work podcasts. She is a two-time Genesis Poetry Slam Winner and has had work commissioned by JW3, Canada Water Theatre, Watch Your Mouth, Vashti Media, and The Narcissist Cookbook. In 2020, she took part in the invite-only Roundhouse Poetry Weekender led by Bridget Minamore and Cecilia Knapp. In 2021, she self-published her debut poetry collection, Tikva. Her second collection, Same Story, will be released in November 2023 with Verve Poetry Press.