Laila B.Hameen is an actor and writer based out of Cincinnati. In 2016, she was laid off from her full time job at iHeart Radio due to budget cuts. She utilized the temporary downtime and severance pay to produce and direct a one woman show, "Laid Off...". Laid Off has been performed in many venues around the city of Cincinnati including Women Writing for (a) Change,Chase Public,McMicken Free space, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, Pique Wave Pool, Artsville, and Second Sundays on Main in downtown Cincinnati.
Laid Off is a resume review on childhood memories of domestic violence, dating mishaps, body image issues and turning to acting and writing for a creative outlet. She has been independently booking shows for over 2 years. It has truly been a healing project for her to address a lot of unresolved issues from childhood up to adulthood. Every performance is guaranteed to be a different experience as it is loosely scripted and highly improvised. Laid Off was named " Best use of unemployment for a play", in City Beats Best of 2017 Edition .