"The director, Kaylila Pasha... did a wonderful job blocking and creating this piece. Putting on a production in such a challenging space... is no easy feat, but this duo brought the story to life with
creative choreography and associated character dynamics...
The cast was incredibly effective in creating chemistry in every scene, and the artistic integrity of both the production staff and ensemble was very cohesive throughout."
Production photo of GOOD KIDS at Oklahoma City University. Photo courtesy of Emma Grey Photography.
Kaylila strives to contribute her individual identity to the arts industry, which lacks representation of women and artists of color. In working to expand theatre's collective voice, Kaylila hopes to change this narrative."
As the daughter of an arts educator, Kaylila spent her childhood gaining a behind-the-scenes view of the holistic artistic process.
In addition to her Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting degree, Kaylila is pursuing a Minor in Directing at Oklahoma City University. Kaylila has directed independently and assisted directors across the globe, from Oklahoma to Edinburgh. She serves as the Co-Founder and Director of Common Stage Theatre Lab.
Kaylila's approach to creating is collaborative and ensemble-focused. She is most passionate about art that challenges the most pressing issues in today's society and starts important conversations about social justice within the community and beyond.
Kaylila is directing an excerpt from The Tempest, showcased in Stage 2's production of Shakespeare Superlatives. July 2020.
Kaylila is excited to make her international debut in world premiere of Shakesfoolery at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, as Assistant Director, Co-Writer, and performing the roles of Rosalind / Antipholus / Hamlet. August 2019.
Kaylila is completing an Educational Internship with the Meridian Symphony Association, focusing on arts administration and nonprofit leadership. May-June 2019.
Kaylila is joining the creative team of Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre's regional-professional premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as Assistant Director and Assistant Movement Director. April 2019.
Kaylila is serving as the Assistant Director and Assistant Stage Manager of Twelfth Night at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. February-March 2019.
Returning to Lamar Theatre, Kaylila is serving as the choreographer of their spring production of Seussical. March 2019.
Kaylila is serving as the Assistant Director and Production Intern for Lamar Theatre's production of The Lion King Jr. January 2019.
Making her solo directorial debut, Kaylila is directing Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka at Oklahoma City University in collaboration with OCU Out of the Box. December 2018.
Kaylila is completing a Theatre Education Internship at the WaterTower Theatre in Dallas, TX. She is serving as the Assistant Director for Not Your Granny's Pinocchio (World Premiere), presented through their PlayMaker Program. June 2018.