Kala Granger (they/them) is a theatre technician and administrator with experience in stage management, wardrobe, costume and lighting design, acting, and devising based in the Washington, DC area.
Previously with dog & pony dc, Kala was part of the devising ensembles for Peepshow, DISCOVERED!: the amazing untold stories of Catenarians, and Party On! and worked on the D.C. devising workshop of From: A You-Us History Project, . Kala performed in ‘flip the berg (at the National Building Museum), and Party On! and Seven Ages (part of Sense-Able initiative), and was the assistant director with Beertown (2016) and DISCOVERED!. She was the Ensemble Apprentice (July-Dec 2016), working on expanding the ASL Pick-Ups project. They were dog & pony dc’s Ensemble Associate in 2017.
Kala spent three seasons at Mosaic Theatre Company coordinating accessibility and inclusion services for D/deaf audience members. Currently Kala supports access needs for smaller theatre companies in Washington, DC by night, and by day works as the Administrative Secretary for Multicultural Student Development and Mentoring with the Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Gallaudet University.
Kala believes theatre can be a tool for social change, wants to see more ASL on stage nationally and locally, and more Deaf people working in backstage, design, and administration.
Kala graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA in Theatre Arts: Production/Performance in 2016. At Gallaudet productions involved include: Bunnicula (costume designer), Cloud Nine (assistant stage manager), Julius Caesar (stage manager), Doctor Faustus (Wagner, ensemble), Broken Spokes (stage manager), Krapp’s Last Tape (costume designer) and Hamlet (Marcellus). Kala has also stage managed at Capital Fringe DC for Rapists and Drug Dealers and The Old Man Never Let It Go.
Kala also works as a second-year Fellow at Mosaic Theatre Company of DC, supporting season planning and accessibility.