Alayna Jacqueline

Alayna Jacqueline

Alayna Jacqueline is a Twin Cities-based playwright, director, and educator, born and raised in Buckeye Nation. She is a proud member of the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal. In her absurd and experimental writing, she loves to turn the figurative into the literal. She also explores moments where movement and silence express characters’ stories better than words. Her work has been produced and/or developed at...
Alayna Jacqueline is a Twin Cities-based playwright, director, and educator, born and raised in Buckeye Nation. She is a proud member of the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal. In her absurd and experimental writing, she loves to turn the figurative into the literal. She also explores moments where movement and silence express characters’ stories better than words. Her work has been produced and/or developed at MadLab Theater (Columbus, OH), Garden Theater (Columbus, OH), Pit Theater (Westerville, OH), Lincoln Theater (Columbus, OH), Pythian Theater (Columbus, OH), and Haybarn Theater (Plainfield, VT). While teaching at CATCO professional theater company, Alayna adapted fairy tales and children’s stories for Kabuki theater. She received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College.

Plays

  • It's Too Cold for You Here
    A woman struggles to keep track of time and space as she grieves her husband’s tragic murder. Inspired by the 10-minute play ALL OF THE EVERYTHING.
  • All of the Everything
    While a couple is out for a drive, the woman must manipulate time to share the details of their entire future together before they reach their destination where her life will change forever.
  • Drapetomania
    A pardoned soldier is waiting to be extracted from a neutral safe house. But when two injured soldier from her former unit come looking for help, she may lose her way out of the war permanently.
  • Feel Nothing at All Costs
    This 5-minute absurd, dark comedy full of stapled on faces and flying feces is a result of a Paula Vogel Ubu Roi Bake-Off challenge.