"...on a mission to create and collaborate on art that celebrates the diversity of humanity, provides a voice for minority artists, and addresses our most pressing social issues."
The daughter of a theatrical director/designer, Kaylila caught the theatre bug at an early age and hasn't stopped performing since.
A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Kaylila grew up involved in the theatre, film, and commercial industry of the South.
Currently residing in Oklahoma City, Kaylila is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting with a Minor in Directing from Oklahoma City University. Upon graduation, she intends to pursue a graduate degree and lifelong career in the arts.
Often called a social justice warrior by those who know her best, Kaylila is on a mission to create and collaborate on art that celebrates the diversity of humanity, provides a voice for minority artists, and addresses our most pressing social issues.
When she's not at the theatre, Kaylila can be found traveling, enjoying live music, or frequenting Oklahoma City's incredible brunch scene.
Kaylila will be joining the cast of Oklahoma City University School of Theatre's MainStage production of The Laramie Project. Performing the Barbara track, Kaylila will be portraying the roles of April Silva, Barbara Pitts, Catherine Connolly, Zubaida Ula, Newsperson 4, Juror, Lucy Thompson, and Foreperson. February 2020.
Returning to Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, Kaylila will be understudying the role of Emmy in A Doll's House, Part 2. November 2019.
Kaylila is joining the cast of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's political drama Frost/Nixon in the role of Evonne Goolagong. September 2019.
Making her international debut, Kaylila will participate in the world premiere of Clowns, Lovers, and Women in Pants at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition to performing the roles of Rosalind, Antipholus, and Hamlet, Kaylila is helping create the piece as a co-writer and the Assistant Director. August 2019.
Kaylila is excited to return to Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre as No. 40 et al (u/s), Movement Captain, Assistant Movement Director, and Assistant Director in the regional-professional premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. April 2019.
Kaylila is returning to River City in Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre's production of The Music Man in Concert as a member of the ensemble. September 2018.
The Music Man in Concert received 5 Broadway World Oklahoma Awards, including Best Ensemble and Best Musical in an Equity category.
Kaylila is joining the company of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Summer Stock Austin in Austin, TX, as Renee. August 2018.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels received multiple nominations from Broadway World Austin Awards.
Kaylila is performing the role of Maud Dunlop in The Music Man at Summer Stock Austin in Austin, TX. July 2018.
Kaylila received an Outstanding Ensemble Performance nomination from the B. Iden Payne Awards Council.
The Music Man received multiple nominations from Broadway World Austin Awards.
Kaylila is performing in Guys and Dolls at the Repertory Company Theatre in Dallas, TX, as a Hot Box Girl. June 2018.
Guys and Dolls received multiple nominations from Broadway World Dallas Awards.
Kaylila is performing various roles in Anna Devere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts. This production is presented in collaboration with Oklahoma City University's School of Theatre. December 2017.