Kayla Johnson ’22

Kayla is a theatre and chemistry major with a minor in creative writing from Kankakee, Illinois.


Slater Fellow in Acting & Performance

Creede Repertory Theatre | Creede, Colorado

Week 14:
“Something has changed within me, Something is not the same”


August 18, 2019 | Thank you CRT. As we close Little Shop, I can’t help but think about how fast summer has flown by. In these last few performances of Little Shop I have definitely been living in the moment. While doing the show tonight, it seemed as though everything was happening in slow motion and I just got […]

Week 13:
It’s all Happy-Sad


August 11, 2019 | This week Brittni Addison (CRT Education Director), Graham Ward (CRT actor and ), and Emily Diaz (Asst. Education Director ), taught me about how to build resumes and websites for theatre. There are particular ways to format these things so that they will look appealing to an audience and/or casting directors. The fact that Brittni, […]

Week 12:
“We’ve come a long way from where we began”


August 4, 2019 | Week 12! So bitter Sweet. Woaah.. I have 3 1/2 weeks left before I’m back at Cornell to start off my sophomore year of college. Time really does fly when you’re having fun. This experience has been way more than I ever could have imagined. I’ve learned so much more about myself than I have […]

Week 11:
“When I think of home, I think of a place where there’s love overflowing”


July 29, 2019 | This week, we’ve had no shows running in either of the theatres. Most actors got to take 9 days off, and I was one of them. This break was very much needed. Some people left the state and went to visit family and friends. Lucky for me, one of my friends got to come into […]

Week 10:
“Wake up the Sun is Shining! We’ve got a lot to do today!”


July 21, 2019 | Week 10!!!! This week has been super loaded with work for me and although I am completely exhausted, I can not express how happy and content my heart is. Last Saturday night I could not sleep because I knew that when the sun came up, my three most favorite people in this entire universe would […]

Week 9:
Love is Love is Love is Love


July 13, 2019 | Creede Pride 2019!This week, the small town of Creede celebrated Pride. Now, this is very exciting because they’ve only been celebrating for about five years now; although, still with slight hesitation from locals and local businesses. However, we all know how hard change can be, it’s still a work in progress in Creede, which is […]

Week 8:
“This is the fun job”


July 7, 2019 | Week 8!! The town of Creede has been so heavily packed with people this past week because of Fourth of July, and because of this, so has the theatre. Little Shop Of Horrors has had full houses and amazing audiences. We all have been having a ball on stage, performing and bringing other people joy […]

Week 7:
Lights Up!


July 1, 2019 | Week 7 has passed already, what the heck? This past week has been exhilarating! Little Shop Of Horrors is officially open and running for the summer! We had preview night, opening night and will be performing show #5 in only a few hours!   I’ve learned that usually after opening nights of a show, the […]

Week 6:
“Anything Can Happen If You Let It”


June 23, 2019 | This week, I sat down with Executive Director (of CRT) John DiAntonio; the Education Director (CRT), Brittni Addison; the Artistic Associate (CRT), Kate Berry, and my mentor, Caitlin Wise DiAntonio (Professional Actress) and got to interview them about their journey to their current theatre careers. I gained so much insight while doing these interviews. I […]

Week 5:
Lunching and Learning


June 22, 2019 | This week I learned a lot about the legal aspects of working as a professional actor or actress, when it comes to filing taxes and deciding on whether or not to earn points and become “equity”. For those of you reading this, and do not know what becoming equity means, it’s just when an actor […]

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