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Atlantic Acting School Graduate

I am so excited to have finally completed my 2.5-year full-time conservatory at Atlantic Acting School. I am grateful to have studied with Sam Gonzalez, Tom Costello, Francine Zerfas, Katie Honaker, Charley Layton, Anya Saffir, Paris Ellsworth, Melissa Mahoney, Kevin Laibson, Kelly Maurer, and so many more amazing instructors.

Spooky Stories for Halloween!

I've teamed up with James Weippert of Public Domain Players once again to record an audio play version of The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether - a story written by Edgar Allen Poe. I played a lead character - the naive journalist who visits a mental facility in southern France to report on their techniques. Now available - click to listen!


Fault Line Theatre: [...] in the Time of Corona

In a time with no theatre, I joined Fault Line Theatre as a performer in round two of their [...] in the Time of Corona series on Instagram. For this project, performers paired up with writers to create a unique monologue through the lens of the ongoing pandemic. I had the absolute honor of teaming up with writer and performer Emily Perkins-Margolin. Our work can be found on the

Faultline Theatre instagram page!

Shutting Down the Patriarchy with "IT Girls"

Produced, written, and directed by a team of women trained at UCB, the PIT, and beyond! We recently launched the first season of the new Web Series

"IT Girls". I joined the cast as Amira & Zo's goth co-worker, Leah. I'm so excited to share this quirky female-lead series! You can help us shoot more episodes by contributing >here<

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The Son & the Moon

I had the absolute pleasure of joining John Maddaloni's workshop of his upcoming album, 'The Son and the Moon'. I sang in the choir of this touching collection of six folk/gospel songs, music directed by our incredible voice teacher, Clinton Sherwood (of Book of Mormon national tour, Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio).

Save the Robots! The Musical

After having stage managed a production of SAVE THE ROBOTS, a Sci-Fi Robot musical, I recently read as the lead Dr. Bridgette Oskendosky in a workshop reading of the musical as the writers search for its next home!


'Imagine', 'Clever Comedy'

This June I sang a romantic duet with the lovely Ashley Kelly in TWO performances at the Davenport Theater! We debuted Sam Carner and Derek Gregor's new song, "ToothBrush" at the TAPNYC Showcase on Monday, June 18th ("Imagine!") and

Tuesday, June 19th ("Clever Comedy!")  

'Mirror': short film by Faranak Sahafian

I had a supporting role (Sara) on 'MIRROR', a new short film written, directed and produced by Faranak Sahafian. 

Off-Broadway Industry Showcase!

I had the pleasure of being part of TAPNYC's Season 40 showcase Off-Broadway in Manhattan! Directed by Maureen Toomey

and John Maddaloni.

I performed February 7th

at the Davenport Theatre!

Another new play: staged reading

I wore two hats this time as both Producer and Performer (Servant/Guard/Priest) in Amanda Murphy's new play, Most Lamentable. Directed by John Maddaloni. Lots of people came to enjoy this funny classically-inspired drama at the PIT Loft January 26th and 27th, 2018. 

A Sketch of NY

I played a Broadway/Hollywood Diva, a know-it-all romantic, art snob and more in A Sketch of NY at the Producer's Club on 44th and 9th! One weekend only...January 19th and 20th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM and

January 21st @ 1:00 PM.

A Christmas Carol (audio/VO)

James Weippert has beautifully arranged a radio-play version of A Christmas Carol for today's audiences. Listen Here and see if you can recognize me as Belle, Tiny Tim, and the Collector. Merry Christmas!

Improv babe

Before the 2020 shutdown, I was able to study Improv 101-301 and Sketch 101 with UCB theater in NYC! I've had performances at UCB Hell's Kitchen and at the old Chelsea venue.

The Nemesis Effect
No Frills Theatre Collective proudly presented 
S. E. Taylor's THE NEMESIS EFFECT, directed by Amanda Dupuy. July 25-30, 2017 at 13th Street Theater @ 50 W 13th Street, New York, NY. I was a producer on this production.

JUNE: Off-Broadway Industry Showcase

I was cast in TAPNYC's Troupe 10 sketch comedy troupe! I appeared in all five showcase nights: June 12-16th at 777 Theatre in midtown in addition to a hilarious monologue on June 16th. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Stephen Campbell, Ashley Hill, Meghan O'Malley, Raymond Lopez, and Leslie Olabisi under directors Bobby Holder and Joe Naples.

'A Straight Play' at People's Improv Theater

No Frills Theatre Collective staged S. E. Taylor's "A Straight Play". I played Amelia, a college student who has to come out to her moms as straight in a world where homosexuality is the norm. Hilarity ensues! This farcical play was well received by audiences at the People's Improv Theater last May. 

WP Theater gala

I had the absolute pleasure of helping facilitate the 2017 Womens Project Gala at the Edison Ballroom, where Debra Messing accepted her Women of Achievement Award. Several fabulous female artists and friends of WP Theatre were celebrated during this remarkably feminist event.

Faultline Theater Presents...

An Off-Broadway production of Bekah Brunstetter's THE OREGON TRAIL at WP Theater. I had the pleasure of working as an ASM alongside stage manager Shayna O'Neill and director Geordie Broadwater. The show ran January-February 2017, and the New York Times deemed it "A feisty, formally inventive comedy! Wonderfully real and raw, horrible and funny!”

An animated narrator!

Under direction of David Rigano with Amas Musical Theatre, I was narrator for the staged reading of NUTCRACKER! The Musical during the 2016 holiday season - written by Nancy Holson, with music by Paul Rigano, Bruce Kiesling, and of course, Peter Tchaikovsky.

Audiobook of "non-Hollywood"

written by Neal A. Yeager

The audiobook of "non-Hollywood", recorded by 59 actors across the country, is now available! Click here to listen. Look for my narration in Chapter 36!

Just seen in an Off-Broadway Industry Showcase

with TAPNYC in "Character's on Edge!" on October 13th, 2016 at 7:20pm! It was a fabulous night of scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy! I am a lifetime member of TAPNYC.

Kaila teaches theatre to Pre K-12th grade in Tamil Nadu, India
In early September 2016, I traveled to India with Arts Ignite - formerly Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP)- serving as a Volunteer Teaching Artist for students at Shanti Bhavan, a school in Southern India for children. The children put on performances at the end of a week-long arts camp after I co-taught classes in group storytelling for the young ones and improv/devising for the older students.

"When school starts again, I will allow myself to volunteer for class activities and projects 'cause ASTEP taught me how to be brave and try new things."

(8th grade)

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