Leila Ben-Abdallah


Leila (she/her/hers) is a Tunisian-American comedian, actor, puppeteer, and writer. After graduating from the William Esper Studio, Leila has performed extensively on stage and screen with The People's Improv Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Flea Theater, NY Arab-American Comedy Festival, College Humor, and Fresh Fruit Festival. Leila has created and performed four solo shows, This One Goes Out to All the Angry Bitches (SOLOCOM Festival 2017); Leticia's Fifth Birthday Party (The People's Improv Theater 2012); Good Morning, Zitounia! (SOLOCOM 2016); and How Did I Get in Here? The Beverly Blondell Story(NY Int'l Fringe Fest 2014).


For more info: www.leilaben-abdallah.com

Calendar Girl (Moira), Janie Wants a Dog Darkroom Developed Reading (Naomi), The Great Novel (Props), Imagining Madoff (Props), The American Tradition (Props), Meaningful Conversation (Props), 

Less Than 50% (Props), the hollower (Props)

The Great Novel

The Great Novel

The Flea Theater @ Anchor Partner, 2019

Imagining Madoff

Imagining Madoff

Theatre Row transfer and 59E59 Theaters, 2019.

The American Tradition

The American Tradition

13th Street Repertory

Meaningful Conversation

Meaningful Conversation

ART/New York Theaters, 2018.

Less Than 50%

Less Than 50%

59E59 Theaters, 2018.

the hollower

the hollower

Access Theater, 2018.



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