The History of SoulKiss
Since 2007, Hip Hop artist Miki Vale has curated spaces for queer Black womxn in San Diego, with collaboration from producing partner DJ Niomiesoulfly, videographer Eb of Course, and many more powerful artists. These events, which took place over the course of more than 8 years, were known across Southern California as SOULKISS, a magical event series unlike anything else for Black womxn who love womxn in the region.
Since entering the world of theatre, and becoming a commissioned playwright, sound designer, Teaching Artist and more for The Old Globe, Miki Vale is now an integral contributor to the San Diego theatre scene. Through writing plays, she further developed her voice, and felt a newfound freedom of expression through the art form.
To create more pathways to platforms for Black womxn’s voices and stories, and to cultivate more spaces for community, celebration, and healing, Miki Vale founded SoulKiss Theater in July 2020.
Located in the Barrio Logan area of San Diego, California, SoulKiss Theater offers arts education aimed at empowering queer Black womxn to channel their collective voice and share their experiences through meaningful storytelling, as well as career development in arts and culture.
Online workshops begin in September 2020. Join the mailing list to be alerted as new workshops are added. All workshops are free of charge unless otherwise noted.
As safety is a priority, all workshops will be held online via Zoom until in-person gatherings are safe again.
Over this 10 week course, learn the tools of playwriting. Develop a script of your story to be performed by professional actors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
We are currently seeking donations to pay facilitators, teaching artists, actors and other artists for their time and energy to the various workshops, readings and media content we create.
We are also seeking plants (especially air cleansing plants for good energy) and artwork as we develop a physical space for post-pandemic in-person gatherings.