Kaili Y. Turner

Kaili Y. Turner is a Black Indigneous (enrolled member of the Natick Nipmuc clan) comedian, actress, writer, producer, and puppeteer. She received her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Some of her favorite performances include Fires in the Mirrors (Actors Studio Drama School), 103 Within the Veil (Boston Playwrights Conservatory), Janie’s Song (Northeastern University), SNL/ Second City Showcase (Second City), Golden Gals (Broadway Comedy Club), and The Nosebleed (Japan Society). With a passion for storytelling and representation, Kaili is the creator of the pilot “Fk’d Up & Fabulous,” streaming on the Tenoir TV app and was nominated for Best Web Series at the Hip Hop Film Festival. Her play Indian Country was a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill playwrights conference, as well as Native Voices at the Autry. She’s the creator of Rock the Bells Comedy, a Hip-Hop themed variety show, a member of Grown Ass Women (formally the first all-female Maude group at UCBNY), To Karen with Love (Best Sketch Group 2020 New Jersey City Comedy Festival), and Golden Gal’s (winner Best Director, and Best Music(al) parody). Additionally, Kaili was a participant of the Walt Disney/ABC Pilot Prep Program for Native Americans, a recipient of the 2021 SNL/Second City Scholarship, the 2022 Native American TV Writers Lab, as well as the 2022 Collective 5 Showrunners program. For more information and to stay connected to Kaili’s journey go to her website at www.kailiyturner.com or follow her @mdamstarlight on IG.