ABOUT KAYLA

Working in theatre was not my original plan. When I first entered undergraduate at Centre College, I planned a double major in psychology and English. However, my work study placement was in the costume shop, and I found myself spending more and more time there outside of my required hours. I studied abroad in London in the spring of my junior year and saw 25 plays while across the pond. I realized that theatre and costumes were my true love, and I dropped my original plan of psychology and began taking as many theatre classes as possible. 

I quickly fell in love with theatre; the collaboration, the challenges, the research - there really isn't a part of the process that I don't enjoy. Teaching is my true passion, and I was lucky enough to get to teach students at Centre how to build and mentor them as they conceptualize and realize their own designs. At OU, I get to teach the costume design portion of an undergraduate class. I hope to one day teach costume design at a university.

I have worked at regional theatres as a costume shop manager (Theatre West Virginia), stitcher (Porthouse Theatre), and wardrobe supervisor (Berkshire Theatre Group). 

 

 In my spare time, I love baking (and sharing my baked goods with those around me!), creating, watching good tv, reading excellent books, photography (especially taking pictures with the family dog, Charlie). 

Education:

MFA Candidate, 2nd Year - Costume Design, Ohio University

Bachelor of Arts - English, Centre College, Danville, KY