In my writing, I explore new ways for people to experience the tangled mesh of circuits in my mind and the lens through which I view the world. With words on a page, I find the courage to expose my fears, sorrows, pains, while sharing my curiosity, joy, and faith. I want to create characters with stories that live beyond me, hoping their words and actions resonate forward.

Alayna Jacqueline is a Minneapolis-based playwright, born and raised in Buckeye Nation (Columbus, Ohio). In her absurd experimental writing, she loves to turn figurative into the literal, finding new ways to bend, reshape, and deconstruct stories for the stage. Alayna’s plays have been read, performed, or developed at MadLab Theater (OH), Garden Theater (OH), Pythian Theater (OH), Haybarn Theater (VT), Playwrights’ Center (MN), Crane Theater (MN), and Renaissance Theaterworks (WI). She’s a new play instigator with the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and her BA in theatre from Otterbein University.