Walid Chaya loves the art of storytelling, and he combines his passion for it with his ultimate goal of achieving diversity in L.A acting business. Being an American-Arab, he understands the struggles faced by the people of his lineage. The dark and dirty politics has made it hard for people like him to emerge as successful actors or even get noticed.
As an established actor, writer and director, Walid has played a huge role in changing this traditional racist practice. He owns a thriving production company that includes diversity programs. As an actor and writer, he doesn’t hesitate to showcase global issues through his work.
As a director, Walid Chaya’s latest production “Hard Candy” The Hit Comedy is set to play this coming weekend. This production will include a breakout ensemble cast of diverse Los Angeles actors who are all set to host many laughs out loud from the Saturday audience. Adult’s performance will be followed by Creatives Mixer after the show.
This program was created to give diverse and talented actors from underrepresented backgrounds the chance to train and put on a play while making important industry connections in Hollywood. Walid is a true multipotentialite and founded Studio For Performing Arts LA and Moonlit Wings Productions, which are behind producing “Hard Candy.”
Both the platforms enable actors to elevate their craft and career. They provide the perfect space for emerging actors and allow them to train and connect with Walid and the finest acting coaches, casting directors, talent agents, and personal managers in the industry. Acting is a gift that requires to be polished, and Walid Chaya’s studio serves all the aspects of building an actor’s career.
Walid Chaya’s aptitude for comedy has been witnessed by many at the longest-running sketch comedy show produced by The People’s Improv Theatre (The PIT). His short film, Driving Ms. Saudi, also won him Best Short Film in Dubai’s prestigious WOW Mid-East Film Fair. It was a fantastic creation that held deep core messages under the cloak of humor. It advocated his support for the movement to allow women to drive in KSA.
Studio of Performing Arts can now add a new name to their marvelous array of creative shows. Jonathan Rand has written the play about corporate interviews with a dash of comedy, which is looking to entertain the audience this coming weekend.
Walid’s directorial is set to captivate audience attention with excellent comedic writing and flawless directing. It surely deserves good attendance. The show will go live on Saturday, November 20, at The Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, California.