Award-winning transgender Asian American writer Kit Yan will perform an intimate evening of new poetry and spoken word. Their work often asks questions about race, class and gender in a world that tries to define our ever-shifting identities and understandings of ourselves. Join Kit for an evening of art, real-time processing and stories from the road.
Kit is a 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant and Kleban Prize recipient for libretto, a 2021 Sundance IDP Fellow and grantee, a Vivace Award recipient for big ideas in musical theater, a former Musical Theatre Factory Makers Fellow, Playwright’s Center Fellow, Company One/Pao Arts Fellow, Lincoln Center writer-in-residence, Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and a MacDowell Fellow.
They have written for Disney and their films have been shown at OUTfest, CAAMfest, The LA Asian Pacific Film Festival and The Asian American International Film Festival, among many others. Their work has also been produced by the American Repertory Theatre, the Smithsonian and Diversionary Theatre. Kit is currently developing work for TV and film.