Kahlil Ashanti believes that dogs should never be better dressed than people. He is best known for his critically acclaimed solo show, Basic Training. His multi-lingual work in theatre and live performance has earned him several awards including The GreyFriars Bobby Award, Scotsman Fringe First Award, NY Times Critics Pick and a Broadway Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance. Basic Training has been optioned for television development by Barry Josephson (Bones, Enchanted, Men In Black) and Lowell Mate (Everybody Loves Raymond, Roseanne) and will be green-lit as a series. Recently selected for Cirque Du Soleil as a character actor, Kahlil is constantly searching for opportunities to be a part of life giving projects that are bigger than all of us. As VP of Artist Relations for Indiloop Media Inc, he now finds himself at the crossroads of the tech and entertainment world, collaborating with artists and entrepreneurs who want to tell their stories in compelling ways. In his current role as Business Development Manager for Houston Productions, Kahlil’s understanding of sales, storytelling and the digital attention economy has earned praise from many of his clients, including Yakov Smirnoff, The PussyCat Dolls, Chippendales, Sony Recording Artist Angie Johnson, and more. Speaking engagements from major universities to SXSW keep him in high demand, but please be advised that in his spare time, Kahlil barbecues with charcoal, not propane. His latest theatrical project is PostSecret: Unheard Voices, the stage adaptation of PostSecret.com, the award winning blog with over half a billion hits.