About Kayla Warren

Kayla A. Warren is a Philadelphia native and graduate of Howard University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Her first experience with Arena Stage was in 2021 when she served as Assistant Director on Toni Stone. She is currently the 2022-23 School Programs fellow in Arena’s Allen Lees Hughes BIPOC Fellowship Program. Kayla has a passion for youth empowerment and believes that one of the best pathways for this initiative is through theatre. She is a strong advocate for accessibility and inclusion within theatre education. In addition to being an arts advocate and educator, Kayla is also a performer and choreographer.

The World of “Exclusion”

"On Board the Pacific Mail Steamship 'Alaska'" (artist unknown), Harper’s Weekly, 20 May 1876, pp. 408-409; University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library. As you prepare to see Exclusion, it is helpful to know the historical context that frames its narrative. This play explores the often-neglected narratives of Chinese-American [...]

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AIDS Quilt Lobby Display: What it Took to Get Here

Photo of the AIDS Quilt in June of 1987 by Carol M. Highsmith We are deeply honored to display three panels of the National AIDS Memorial (NAIDSM) Quilt in our Grand Lobby during the run of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches. The largest community arts [...]

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Things to Know Before You See The High Ground

More than a century after the Tulsa race massacre killed hundreds and destroyed the prosperous Greenwood District, a Black man in army garb still stands his ground on present-day Tulsa’s Standpipe Hill. Traversing space and time, The High Ground is a lyrical story of the mysteries of love and [...]

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