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 a local actress, producer, director, singer, and acting coach. She’s been performing since she could walk and considers herself lucky to have always known what she wanted to do. Throughout her career in Miami, she’s had the pleasure of working with many venues and theater companies across the city as an actress, vocalist, stage manager, producer, and director. After many dedicated years of collaborating with other companies, she decided it was time to bring her own special brand of art to Miami and went on to co-found Artistic Vibes and its sister company AV Kids Miami. Both remain staples in the Miami performance community today, providing a platform for artists of all types and ages for nearly a decade now. As the Artistic Director of these two companies, she has produced, directed, and performed in a multitude of shows ranging from open mics, festivals, and live music showcases, to full length plays and children’s theatre. She’s proud to continue providing a home where artists can train, perform, or produce their work while exposing Miami audiences to the amazing talent we have in our own backyard.