Meet the Cast: Kiva Leatherman

Kiva Leatherman

Kiva Leatherman is an inspirational force of nature and we cannot wait for you to welcome her back to the stage and experieince her amazing performance in her first ever V-Day. You will adore her as much as we do!

Q – How long have you been involved in theater?

“Pretty much from the beginning. I wouldn’t get off of the stage at my first recital when I was three. Apparently I thought it was a fun place to be. This is my first show back in about 10 years though – I’ve been busy raising kids and am finally coming up for air.”

Q – What are some of your favorite recent productions?

“Well, as I mentioned it’s been a while, but I’ve loved playing Sophie in ‘Artist Descending a Staircase’ and Isabelle/Hypolita in Tony Kushner’s ‘The Illusion’. I’ve done so much musical theatre – I guess my favorite would be a production of ‘Pippin’ I did with a community theater in NY when I was about 16.”

Q – What made you want to be involved in V-Day this year?

“I was actually looking for auditions for my daughter, who announced that she was born to sing when she was 3, when I stumbled across the notice for V-Day. I got that feeling in my tummy like you get when you’re about to jump off of a bungee platform and I knew I had to do it!”

Q – Who is the most influential woman in your life?

“My mom, of course. Unoriginal, I know – but true. My mom is brave – she upped and moved us from her lifelong home of Tucson when she was 29 to New York, just she and I. She’s smart – she’s been an editor of a major newspaper for the last 35 years, and she loves big – there’s simply nothing she wouldn’t do for me or my kids.”

Q -What or who inspires you?

“Women inspire me – especially the ones who are committed to a life of truth and non-compromise. I see so much amazing work being done in the world by inspired women, from raising kids, to building new schools to running epic businesses. Women rock.”

Kiva Leatherman