Joyce Keokham is an actor, writer, director, producer, and poet best described as a storyteller based on earth. They enjoy actualizing stories that are rooted in community and radical self-love.  

They are currently working on their debut book of prose, titled “Cheerful Avoidance.”

Their directorial debut WYA WYD “Where You At? What You Doin?” is a recipient of the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre 2020. The show, inspired by Joyce’s socioeconomic circumstances, went on to win the B Young and Spirit and Being awards from BRIC Arts Media’s Free Speech Award in 2021.

As an actor, they have performed in pieces Shade and Honey, More Happiness, Denture Adventure, @lil_wheelie • 3d ago, and more.

These films have screened at Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Vienna Shorts, Locarno Film Festival, NewFest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and more.

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