Kaydx (they/he/ẹmi) is a practitioner of collaborative solidarity who founded Dagbasi Productions on Juneteenth 2020 to create work that inspires empathy and challenges and furthers social consciousness. Kaydx is proud to be a Trans/Genderqueer self-identified Lesbian, first-generation Nigerian, actor, writer, singer, producer and director from the South.
Current festival favorite Pink & Blue (Best Narrative Short – Seattle Translations; Audience Awards; Best Short Screenplay - LGBT Toronto) was a Black Public Media Fund & ScreenCraft Film Fund 2020 Finalist. Now a pilot for a limited series, their directorial debut short Her First Kill won the Best Director Award at iHolly. The dramatic thriller was also a Sundance and Outfest Episodic Lab 2020 Finalist. Kaydx was a Screenwriting Artist-in-Residence at The Lark/New York Stage and Film and one of their short screenplays was chosen for the BRIC Black Box Filmmaking Intensive in 2020. He has several more projects in development.
As an actor, Kaydx has performed Off-Broadway, regionally and can be seen on CBS ALL ACCESS, HBO and Netflix. Kaydx is also a Drama Desk Award Winner and graduate of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.