Award-Winning Queer Stand Up Comedian, Writer, Performance Artist, and Educator
Kat Evasco is best known for her national touring autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest, co-written and directed by John Caldon. She has performed at venues including the Haha Cafe, San Jose Improv, the Purple Onion, Napa Valley Opera House, Logan Center for the Arts, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and FringeArts. Evasco’s current projects…
Kat Evasco is best known for her national touring autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest, co-written and directed by John Caldon. She has performed at venues including the Haha Cafe, San Jose Improv, the Purple Onion, Napa Valley Opera House, Logan Center for the Arts, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and FringeArts.
Evasco’s current projects include the development of Prieto, a solo show written and performed by nationally acclaimed poet and undocumented activist, Yosimar Reyes, in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas.
She is also developing and directing a new solo show by poet and spoken word artist, Jason Bayani, called Locus of Control. She is the co-director of Resilience Archives created by Mia Nakano, and launched Performing Resilience, a personal narrative storytelling program aimed to help people tap into their own power by reclaiming moments in their lives when their human spirit was activated.
Evasco is a recipient of the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant, NextGen Art Professional Development Grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant. She holds a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Mommy Queerest, written by Kat Evasco and John Caldon, and performed by Kat Evasco, tells the story of a young lesbian and her closeted lesbian mother reclaiming of their sexuality in their own ways. Drawing on her experience as a stand-up comic and comedic actress, Kat narrates this unconventional coming-out tale and tackles conflict with humorous insight, while illustrating the experience of being a Filipina lesbian, gay Christian, survivor of sexual abuse and young American just trying to get some.
Stand Up Comedy & Comedic Storytelling
Kat Evasco started performing at open mics at the legendary Brainwash in San Francisco in 2007 and have since performed at venues across the country including the Haha Cafe, San Jose Improv, the Purple Onion, Napa Valley Opera House, Logan Center for the Arts, Bovard Auditorium, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and FringeArts. Her comedy is inspired by her lived experiences as a queer Filipina immigrant.
Kat was invited by Anna Deveare Smith to take her “Personal Narratives and Global Identities” intensive in June 2014, introducing me to the idea that by exploring our own narratives, we are able to connect more deeply with the world. Performing Mommy Queerest across the country, she experience first-hand how my story connects with audiences. Inspired by a combination of both experiences, she designed a personal narrative storytelling workshop, which she have shared across the country with an array of diverse groups. What excites me most about this work is witnessing participants reclaim their power by sharing a story about a profound moment in their lives when their human spirit was activated. Kat lead workshop participants through a dynamic process of three core components:
Participants explore and revisit a moment in their lives that changed the way they looked at the world, eventually altering the way they move in the world. This connects them to a moment in their lives where they tapped into their own power and where their human spirit was activated.
Participants share and perform their stories for the class, creating opportunities to connect with one another by practicing empathy.
One story sparks another story to emerge. Participants are ignited by the power they see in their peers and themselves, amplifying community and love.
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