milk thot is a choreopoem composed by 2023–24 Performance AIRspace Resident keiyaA, featuring music, poetry, choreography, and technological experiments to explore self-image, family lineage, and society's reliance on extraction.
Performing as keiyaA, Chicago native Chakeiya Richmond has become recognized for her unique, experimental approach to soul music. She's a producer, songwriter, and vocalist, with work is rooted in urgency, insurgence, memory, and reverence, using r&b, jazz, hip-hop, noise, and pop to create a sound all her own. 2020 brought the release of her debut album "Forever, Ya Girl", which received much critical acclaim and featured on many "best of" lists for that year. keiyaA lives and works in Queens, NY. Instagram: @keiyaa / Twitter @keiyaa_
About the Performance AIRSpace Residency
With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of early career performing artists are annually invited to participate in our Performance AIRspace Residency. Performance AIRspace residents are provided with a monetary commission, premium access to studios and theaters for rehearsals towards the development of a live performance to be presented at Abrons Arts Center.
milk thot was created with support from Abrons Arts Center through the Performance AIRspace Residency Program, which is funded by the Jerome Foundation. This program is also supported, in part, by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.