"It's not the having; 

it's the getting."


Elizabeth Taylor



"It's communication;

that's what theatre is all about."


Chita Rivera


"I have only one rule in acting:

Trust the director and give him heart and soul."


Ava Gardner



About kayla


Kayla is a Chicago-based actress.


Next, Kayla will be performing a reading of Call Me Elizabeth, a solo performance piece focusing on the early life of Elizabeth Taylor. Tickets are available here for this free event on Tuesday, October 1, at The Den Theatre. 


Chicago credits include The Wizard of Oz (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), South Pacific (Drury Lane Theatre), Can-CanBilly ElliotLittle MeNew Faces Sing 1969, (Porchlight Music Theatre), PippinMary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), Anything Goes, Gypsy, and Mame (Music Theater Works, formerly Light Opera Works).


In addition to her stage credits, Kayla has worked in development, marketing, and finance for Goodman Theatre and Writers Theatre. She is a consultant for Artistic Fundraising Groupproviding grant writing and fundraising services for various nonprofits. Passionate about the arts and creative expression, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing & Editing from Youngstown State University and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.


Catch her if you can.

Photos: Collin Quinn Rice, Cassie Scott, Brett Beiner, Collin Quinn Rice, Bari Baskin