An award-winning performer who combines music, storytelling, visual art, and improvisation, Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and adults at festivals, concerts, schools and libraries throughout New England - and beyond. Keith has made numerous recordings for children & families, including Accidentally On Purpose, and Dressed Up For The Party, both of which garnered Parents’ Choice Awards. In addition to his one-man show for kids and families, he performs with the New Orleans-flavored blues band, Superchief Trio, and in a hilarious duo show with storyteller Bill Harley.
Keith also developed an acclaimed multi-day literacy enrichment program called "Build-a-Book", which he has conducted at numerous schools throughout New England. With his natural enthusiasm for story writing, Keith guides students in the creation of class generated stories, complete with illustrations. He also conducts workshops in many disciplines, including: songwriting, illustration, and comedy and theatrical improvisation. Keith is a also performing arts instructor for the renowned TALL University after school program in Central Falls, RI. Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, TALL University integrates arts and literacy, with an eye towards enhanced reading, writing, and communication skills.
For over twenty years, Keith has been involved with AS220, a non-profit arts incubator in Providence, RI. He served on AS220's board of directors for 18 years, and also developed the Youth Arts Conference, which brought inner city students to work in AS220's resident artists' studios. It was from AS220's stage, that in 2006 Keith launched The Empire Revue. a high energy variety show featuring sketch comedy, music, improvisation, and special guest performers. Now in it's fifth year, The Empire Revue continues to attract standing room only crowds on the first Sunday of every month..
As a composer, Keith has created original music for Perishable Theatre's Shows for Young Audiences, as well as main stage productions, Manton Avenue Project, and choreographer Heidi Henderson. For over a decade, Keith was a principal performer and musical director for Big Nazo, an international puppet and mask theater group based in Providence.
With an unstinting commitment to creativity and collaboration, Keith continues to search for new opportunities to combine his interests in the performing arts, literacy, and community building.