Kit Yan, a playwright, poet, performer, lyricist, is a Yellow-American, New York based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Now, THAT’s an Opening!
Kit’s work is “a dreamspace where queer and transgender folx time-travel in order to witness, remember, and heal our herstories,” says one of the leaders of The Brick’s Trans Theatre Festival. “I am a self-taught writer learning my craft by talking story with elders/family/friends, kanikapilas (backyard/beachside jam sessions,) collaborations, and by watching queer/trans/poc art in bars, lounges, poetry readings, subways, sidewalks, living rooms, and secret places where queer artistic magic & power exists.”
This is a REAL Student of Life.
Busy on projects including INTERSTATE: a new musical with Melissa Li; NEXT STEP 2018 Village Theater At the Table residency; MR. TRANSMAN 2018 Trans Lab Fellowship supported by the Women’s Project and the Public Theater, BONUS HOLE 2018 (American Repertory Theater developmental residency), and ANCHOR BABY all the way in 2019, we were luck enough to grab a few seconds to grab a few more brilliant words from this auteur’s mouth and brain.
Tell us about yourself as an artist.
I’m a trans identified artist who centers TGNC queer and poc voices. I love my communities and I love writing about them.