Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer.
She is also the Young People’s Producer at Contact, a trustee for radical arts funding body, Future Ventures’ Fund, is a member of Greater Manchester Cultural and Heritage Group and is on the Leaders of Tomorrow scheme led by ITC and RTYDS.
She has supported artists such as Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, The Last Poets, Saul Williams, Amiri Baraka and has performed in Brave New Voices festivals 2008 & 2009.
In 2016, she was commissioned by BBC radio to represent Manchester on National Poetry Day.
In 2015, she was commissioned to write a poem from Plan International’s global campaign for International Day of the Girl 2015, Yet.
In 2014, she released her debut EP, Abecedarian.
In 2012, Keisha wrote feminist solo show, I Wish I had a Moustache, which she has presented at Contact Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, STUN and Belgrade Theatre.
You can find Keisha performing up and down the country as a solo artist and also as a part of Inna Voice (sister performance company to young writers organisation Young Identity). She is a regular host and coordinator for Manchester based events Mixed Movement and One Mic Stand (of which she is a co-founder).
Keisha has previously been a part of various performance collectives: Urban Voices, Playback Contact, Young Identity, Manchester Youth Soul Choir, Afrocats and Abasindi. This multi-faceted artist is always looking for new opportunities to tell stories and collaborate.