Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer, and the Artistic Director and CEO of Contact theatre, Manchester.
As a performer, Keisha has supported artists such as Kae Tempest, Hollie McNish, The Last Poets, Saul Williams, Amiri Baraka and has performed in Brave New Voices festivals 2008 & 2009. Her work has been presented at venues high profile venues and platforms such as Tate Modern, Blue Dot Festival and the British Council Showcase in Edinburgh. Keisha is also the Chair of radical arts funding body, Future’s Venture Foundation, an ITC board member and recipient of The Arts Foundation Theatre Makers Award 2021.
Recent works include children’s show, Issy, BOSSS & Fractal (Fuel Theatre); The Bell Curves (Eclipse, York Theatre Royal and Pilot), an all-female show that clashes science and culture by looking at the medical ethics linked to CRISPR-Cas9 technology; and 14% (Talawa Firsts), an immersive theatre piece looking DNA tests and structural racism particularly within the context British football culture.