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.