Leighza F. Walker is a performance artist, actor, director, storyteller, set designer, producer, and award winning playwright who studied with Edward Albee. Her play Fishing (which she directed) won the Broadway World Editor’s Choice Award for Best New Play in 2013. Leighza was last seen onstage as “Banquo” in MacBeth, as “Bianca” in the Trebuchet production of Desdemona: a play about a handkerchief, as “Elizabeth” in the iconic Laundry & Bourbon, and as “Eunice” in A Streetcar Named Desire. Her one woman shows, Leighzaland: Declaration of a Sovereign Nation, Observations from the LeighzaSphere, and Welcome to the LeighzaHood premiered at Station Theater in 2015 and are being developed for touring. She was selected in 2012 by the Houston Press as one of “100 Creatives” and is the Executive Director (and Queen) of Leighzaland, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing new work and supporting artists in their endeavor to create art.