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KAYLA
ACTRESS AND ARTS
ADMINISTRATOR
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HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?

Iced vanilla Americanos, always.

BIKE, WALK, TRAIN, OR DRIVE?

Walk

FAVORITE NORTHSIDE HANGOUT?

Hollywood Beach and the Green Mill.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

My passion, achieving my goals.

WHY CHICAGO?

Chicago is a city with a warm personality, vibrant history, and daily discoveries. The city allows you to discover new things about yourself without losing your identity - you can stay true to you.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

My collection of Old Hollywood movie musicals and biographies. You will soon find me curled up with a good book in the Lawrence House lobby.

MORNING ROUTINE?

Yoga, coffee, email.

DEFINE YOUR STYLE?

Classic glamour.

HASHTAG YOURSELF.

#MaryPoppinsonSpeed

I JAM OUT TO…

Baby Soda, a 1920s-style jazz band I’ve heard at St. Mazies, a speakeasy in Brooklyn.

IF I AM NOT AT HOME, YOU CAN FIND ME HERE.

The theatre. Or over at Vintage Garage on Broadway.

RANDOM FACT?

It has been a summer of firsts for me: A) This summer, on a whim, I entered and won my very first pin-up contest. B) I just filmed my first music video for a Chicago indie band, the Kerosene Stars: Watch C) I just performed my first solo cabaret at Davenport’s Piano Bar in Wicker Park: Watch

WHAT’S YOUR LATEST BINGE-WATCH?

House of Cards alternating with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. You’ve got to balance the heavy with the happy. And my god, Kevin Spacey.

COOK US YOUR FAVORITE MEAL.

Does sangria count as a meal? Moody’s Pub on Broadway has some of the best I’ve ever had.

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Lives in
The Lawrence House
Born in
Youngstown, OH
Social
@kaylaboye
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CHICAGO IS A CITY WITH WARM PERSONALITY, VIBRANT HISTORY, AND DAILY DISCOVERIES. THE CITY ALLOWS YOU TO DISCOVER NEW THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF WITHOUT LOSING YOUR IDENTITY—YOU CAN STAY TRUE TO YOU.

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I JAM OUT TO… BABY SODA, A 1920S-STYLE JAZZ BAND I’VE HEARD AT ST. MAZIES, A SPEAKEASY IN BROOKLYN. (HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY IN NEW YORK? I WENT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS JUNE—CHICAGO NEEDS TO START ITS OWN VERSION!)

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DOES SANGRIA COUNT AS A MEAL?

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IF I AM NOT AT HOME, YOU CAN FIND ME AT THE ROOFTOP OF THE LAWRENCE HOUSE. THE THEATER. OR OVER AT VINTAGE GARAGE ON BROADWAY.

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I’M DRIVEN BY A NEED TO FULLY EXPLORE MY ARTISTIC PASSIONS ON ALL FRONTS—I’M NOT SATISFIED UNLESS I’M PERFORMING IN ONE SHOW, CHOREOGRAPHING ANOTHER, DOING MARKETING FOR ANOTHER…I’M VERY BUSY.