British by birth, Jamaican by parentage and at heart, Fabian Thomas has been an artistic/creative director, theatre practitioner, performing artist, social and behaviour change communications specialist, trainer/facilitator, HIV & AIDS educator and life coach.
Trained at The University of the West Indies and Fordham University in the USA, fabian (sic) has made his mark across the arts as a writer, especially in the fields of poetry and theatre. Painting with words, he gently draws his audience into worlds they may not have experienced before. Powerful and lyrical, his works have garnered awards both for his published literary pieces as well as staged productions.
He has successfully created quiet, intimate pieces and developed original works for stage and screen, using performances as a platform to enlighten his audience while giving a voice to the stories of Jamaica. He believes in the transformative power of the arts, and time and time again proves it with every new work he has created as a writer. fabian (sic) is a Calabash Writers’ Workshop Fellow. In mid-July 2018, he launched his first book, New Thought, New Words, a collection of gratitude verses, affirmations and the spoken word, He is the founder and Artistic Director of the performing arts group Tribe Sankofa, sole trader of his own company called Sankofa Arts & Facilitation, and adjunct lecturer a the Institute of Caribbean Studies, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
fabian (sic) was one of the readers at Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta in February 2012. and in 2015 he was MC and his 10 minute play, Devon, was staged. He was also MC In 2017 and his 10 minute play, Daddy, was staged. Fabian returns as MC for Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta 2019.