CO-FOUNDER & PRODUCER
Jekeva is a writer, educator, and performer. She is Editor in Chief of Word Lit Zine, a lit quarterly, and owner of Paradise Lost Publishing. Her poetry chapbook, Les Amants, hit the shelves in the fall of 2016, and she currently hard at work on her first novel, Sovereign. As if having a magazine, a poetry collection, AND a novel isn’t enough, Jekeva is the director of Bibliophilia storytelling festival, and managing director for Lit Crawl Seattle. You may have seen Jekeva lecturing at Write-o-Rama, performing improv as a member of CSz Seattle, traveling through space with the improvised Star Trek group, Where No Man Has Gone Before, or twirling in aerial fabrics at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts.
CO-FOUNDER & PRODUCER
Kinzie Shaw graduated with a degree in Political Science from Arizona State University. She is a improvisor in Seattle and a company member at Unexpected Productions at the Market Theater. She also is one of the founders of FEELINGS, a queer, intersectional feminist duo. As a gay woman herself she knows the importance creating safe performances spaces for POC and the LGBTQ+ community. She is passionate about the Intersections's mission for Equity, Inclusion, and Representation.
CO-FOUNDER & Producer
Natasha Ransom is a Seattle native who graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Theatre and minor in Musical Theatre. She has been improvising, writing/performing sketch comedy, teaching, and working as a program manager and equitable arts advocate for over ten years. Her current day job is working as Education Specialist for MoPOP. She is part of a handful of independent improv groups like Playlist, ASSBUTTS, You Asked for It, and Pants. She is also one-half of the intersectional, queer, feminist improv group FEELINGS with Kinzie Shaw. Natasha co-leads a monthly improv jam for women with Mandy Price called Coven- join us! As a white-passing Latina, she recognizes her responsibility to use her privilege to make lasting change, and believes creating an equitable and accessible festival like Intersections is a positive step towards making the local scene more inclusive.