Internationally produced queer playwright Bayla Travis began writing and directing at NYC's famed WOW Cafe Theatre. Since then, her work has been seen at the Belvoir St. Theatre in Sydney, the Drill Hall Theatre in London and cities across the U.S. Her work has broad appeal across generations of lesbians as well as to general audiences. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and loves teaching writing of all genres. Bayla has also worked in television at the The Cosby Show and the PBS show In The Life. She makes her home in Oakland, CA.
MORE ABOUT ME:
I saw A Chorus Line many times. I was swept up in the music and stories of artistic struggle. The finale of that show is all the members coming together to sing in unison. Each is critical part of the whole. This is how I see the collaborative work of theatre; and opportunity for exquisite joy in community, for belonging. I call in creative partners who hold this vision and have skills to bring it into reality with compassion.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
As a member of the Executive Committee of Honor Roll! I am in service to women+ to live their best creative lives by holding each other up and collectively removing obstacles to our visibility and full participation in theatre.
Lesbian, Queer, Buddhist, Jewish
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