Man on the Moon – Keisha Thompson

Fri 20 Mar 2020

The award-winning Man on the Moon is a journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism.

Written and Perfromed by Keisah Thompson and Directed by Benji Reid.

Keisha communicates with her reclusive dad through books, letters and symbols. But when the letters stop coming she is forced to venture into his world.

This truth-infused narrative sees the protagonist follow a trail of breadcrumbs that lead her to a number of check-points: cultural displacement, religious confusions, political paranoia, misplaced masculinity and more. With the use of poetry, looped sounds and story-telling, this piece explores the impact that mental health can have on the family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience.

Prepare to jump from Manchester to the Moon as this story reaches for those answers that can often feel out of reach.

Man On The Moon was selected for The British Council Showcase in Edinburgh 2019.

Writer and Performer: Keisha Thompson is a Manchester-based writer, performer and singer who has been writing since her primary school days. She has supported artists such as Saul Williams, Amiri Baraka and Kate Tempest.

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