Co-Founder, Host, Comedian & Poet
Host / Managing Director / Comedian / Writer
To describe what she does in a few words is an impossible fete. One half of the founding partnership of AV, poet, comedian, host, writer (we’re still trying to figure out if she’s a baker and a candlestick maker)…. Quills uses words and wit to knock her audiences out and keep them coming for more. She has hosted many shows around town including Comedy Night at Kill Your Idol, South Beach Comedy Festival, and more.
She is Jack's ever growing sense of wit mixed with an illegal dose of an 8 year old boy's surge of adrenaline.
Her comedy is based on real life observations with a touch of story-telling and wit. Her quick tongue and wordsmith fire will stun you, maybe even surprise you. Her poetry ranges from heartbreaking, to edgy, to sassy, to just plain nuts. Ever seen an 8 year old comedian with the mouth of a 30 year old sailor? Say hello to the Q.
Co-Founder, Actress & Singer
Artistic Director / Actor / Singer / Director
Vanessa Thompson is one of the masterminds behind Artistic Vibes and a local actor, singer, and stage manager who has been a working member of Miami's performing arts community for many years. Born and raised here in Miami, her professional career began with an internship at New Theatre. She has since worked with several theatre companies in South Florida as an actor, director, and stage manager. Her favorite performances include My First, My Fist, My Bleeding Seeded Spirit (New Theatre), Social Drinkers (American Laboratory Theatre), Bird in the Hand (New Theatre), Girl Play (Women's Theatre Project), The One-Minute Play Festival (Deering Estate), The Miami One Act Festival (New Theatre), and Likeness (New Theatre). She later went on to found Artistic Vibes and AV Kids which are dedicated to cultivating the arts in Miami for grown-ups and children! Her goal is to open Miami's eyes and hearts to the beauty of LIVE performance!