Leah Francis is the Outreach Manager and Co-founder of Speak Woman Speak theatre collective. The Company formed in February 2013, and seeks to highlight hidden voices of diverse women. Work by the company includes: Loss, Unknown and Soledad & Betto funded by Arts Council England. The company’s work has been performed at Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Slunglow’s The HUB in Leeds, at Fira B Theatre Festival in Palma De Mallorca Spain. Their current piece in development is White Walls, a piece about Mental Health and Black Spirituality. Leah is also a youth theatre practitioner at Freedom Studios. As an actor she has performed for companies such as Red Ladder and Chickenshop Shakespeare. She has experience in directing for companies including Mind the Gap and Tribe Arts.