Keith A. Wallace

Keith A. Wallace, an MFA graduate from UC San Diego, is an actor, playwright, director, and self-proclaimed ''actorvist.” As a Philadelphia, PA native he has an equal passion for artistic expression and community engagement and advocacy. He has appeared in Junk, Blueprints to Freedom, Movers + Shakers, Death of a Driver, Venus, In the Crowding Darkness, and more. His directing credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Brothers Size (Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Production). MFA in Acting from UCSD; recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Theater Award). Wallace performed his acclaimed solo play, THE BITTER GAME, as part of the 2017 D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival.

A solo performance charged with pain, poetry, and laughter, The Bitter Game blends verse, prose and "shit-talkin’" into a stirring commentary that begs the question: what does it mean to survive while Black in America? Wallace explores the question of police agency and excessive force, the ripple effects of trauma in communities of color, and the value of Black lives in this country.