Artist Spotlight! - Kila Packett

Mar 31, 05:52 AM

Artist Spotlight! w/ Kila Packett

Bailey sits down with TV and Stage Actor Kila Packett for another Artist Spotlight!

Kila has an extensive background in classical theatre ranging from Shakespeare (As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night) to Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire). Off-Broadway and regional theatres include: Mark Taper Forum, The Wallis, BAM, Classic Stage Company, Pearl Theatre Company, Crossroads Theatre Company, and Theatricum Botanicum. He has created roles by established playwrights: James Baldwin, Harrison Rivers, Sibusiso Mamba, Lynn Manning, and Blaire Baron. He has worked with acclaimed directors: Sir Peter Hall, Liv Ullmann, Debbie Allen, Diane Paulus, Anne Bogart, and Andrei Serban. He is the co-author of Unnatural Acts (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortell, GLAAD nominations). Television credits include: "Grey’s Anatomy," "Hawaii Five-0," "This Is Us," "S.W.A.T.," "Shooter," "Counterpart," and "Wisdom of the Crowd." 

Kila is a head mentor with Young Storytellers, Associate Director of Shakespeare Youth Festival LA & Kenya, and co-producer of the LA-based concert series, A Little New Music. He is a Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center fellow and holds a MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts. For more information on Kila's work with Shakespeare in Kenya please read: AMERICAN THEATRE ARTICLE