Lakesha Arie-Angelo

Lakesha Arie-Angelo is a director, playwright, dramaturg and associate director of Soho Theatre.

At the National: Trouble in Mind (staff director)

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

Work as assistant director at Soho Theatre includes The One, Touch, Blueberry Toast and Roller Diner (2017 West End Wilma Award for Best Comedy). Work as a playwright includes The Ancestors for National Youth Theatre; The Devil’s Crossroad for 45North Theatre Production; and Graveyard Gang at Rich Mix, Poplar Union and on community tour for Tamasha’s associate company, Purple Moon Drama.

As dramaturg, Everyday for Deafinitely Theatre at the New Diorama; and Aftertaste for National Youth Theatre Ireland.

Lakesha Arie-Angelo’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, Arie-Angelo was awarded the Richard Carne Trust sponsorship.

(Published December 2021)