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Comedy in Storytelling: Kat Evasco

Award-winning performance artist and comedian, Kat Evasco, performs an excerpt of her autobiographical one-woman show Mommy Queerest co-written by John Caldon and talks about the power of comedy in storytelling as practice of healing and community building. 

Kat Evasco (she/her/hers) is a queer Pinay immigrant writer, comedian, and theater artist best known for her autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest, co-written with John Caldon. Kat has helped develop four full length solo shows including Prieto by Yosimar Reyes, Locus in Control by Jason Bayani, Irene Tu’s Rest In Peace Irene, and #Resist by Cesar Cadabes. She was recently awarded the Kenneth Rainin NEW Program Grant towards the world premiere for her new play Be Like Water produced by Brava Theater. Kat’s work has been featured on Vice, Shondaland, Bustle, The Advocate, Out Magazine, and NBC News Asian America. Kat is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in playwriting and was published in the 2018 Emerge Anthology. She received her BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University and she currently serves as the Sr. Program Director at the Center for Cultural Power.

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