"These efforts are in preparation for roles of leadership in the arts industry, which lacks representation of women and artists of color. In pursuing a career in directing, Kaylila hopes to change this narrative."
Production photo of GOOD KIDS at Oklahoma City University. Photo courtesy of Emma Grey Photography.
As the daughter of a director/costume designer, Kaylila fell in love with the holistic theatrical creative process, both onstage and off, at an early age. Her affinity for visual art and extensive dance experience only fueled a greater passion for storytelling, which she expresses through directing, choreography, and devised movement.
In addition to her Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting degree, Kaylila is pursuing a Minor in Directing at Oklahoma City University. These efforts are in preparation for roles of leadership in the arts industry, which lacks representation of women and artists of color. In pursuing a career in directing, Kaylila hopes to change this narrative.
Kaylila's approach to creating is collaborative and ensemble-focused. Additionally, 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 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.