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Lakesha Arie-Angelo

Writer & Director

Lakesha is Soho Theatre’s Associate Director.

Work as a Director includes: Shuck ‘n’ Jive (Soho Theatre), Summer Fest (The Bunker Theatre), soft animals (Soho Theatre), The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre), Alive Day (Bunker Theatre) for Pint Sized Plays, AS:NT (Theatre503 – as part of Rapid Write) and Prodigal (Bush Theatre –  for ‘Artistic Directors of the Future Black Lives: Black Words’).

Work as Assistant Director at Soho includes The One; Touch; Blueberry Toast and Roller Diner (2017 West End Wilma Award for Best Comedy).

Work as a playwright includes Graveyard Gang for Tamasha Theatre’s associate company; Purple Moon Drama. (Richmix, Poplar Union and community tour)

Lakesha’s previous work as Resident Assistant Director at the Finborough includes P’Yongyang; Treasure and Vibrant 2015 Festival of Finborough Playwrights.

During the residency at the Finborough, Lakesha was awarded the Richard Carne Trust sponsorship.