AMDA Faculty since: 2016
Ayla Harrison is an educator and a professional
playwright for theatre, film and television. Her works include: Swell Season (Los Angeles Theatre
Center), Into The Wild Blue (Francis
Ford Coppola New Play Festival), "My'Gina'" (La MaMa), Darkroom (Tennessee Women's Theatre Project) and The Progeny (Orlando Shakespeare
Festival). Throughout her professional career, she has worked with numerous
theatre and film production companies, including Davis Entertainment, Woolly Mammoth
Theatre Company, Geffen Playhouse, the Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Nashville
Shakespeare Festival. Ayla is the recipient of the Army Archerd Fellowship in
Theatre, Film, Television Writing; Fred J. Thorp Fellowship in Playwriting; Marianne
Murphy Women and Philanthropy Playwriting Award.
Ayla teaches Politics & Plays of the 1960’s & 1970’s, Great Playwrights, Archetypal Psychology, Iconic Theatre, Theatre History: Inception and Classic American Literature.
M.F.A., Theatre, University of California, Los Angeles
B.F.A., Theatre, University of Central Florida