Photo by Nola Chen.

Hey there! I’m Kayla.

I’m a theatremaker & writer based in Boston.

Over the past few years, I’ve been studying and creating art. While getting my MA and BA in English at Northeastern University, I specialized in fantasy, children’s and young adult fiction, and pop culture.

I’ve worked with the New Victory Theater, the Northeastern Department of Theatre, NU Stage Musical Theater Company, and Silver Masque, and I’ve been published in College FashionSeverineDirty Chai, and The Fem. I also run Sword & Kettle Press.

My philosophy about life and work comes from the performance technique Viewpoints: “listen, pay attention, be open, change, respond, surprise yourself, use accidents, and work with fearlessness and abandon and an open heart.”

If you’re interested in working with me (or you just want to say hello), you can contact me at kayla@kaylaallen.co. I’d love to hear from you!