I.D. Festival — Kit Yan
OBERON Presents, OBERON Shows
February 3, 2017 at 8PM
Kit Yan
“An intimate and fiery hour of slam poetry. Delightfully explicit. Yan’s solo performance rose to the top of a crowded field.”
New City Stage

Kit Yan is an award-winning, queer, trans, Asian-American poet from Hawaii. Queer Heartache is his solo slam poetry show that explores his identities, asks what queer hearts and families are made of and interrogates the forces that constantly work to break them apart. Queer Heartache is a testament to the resilience of queer love in all its forms—between cis and trans siblings, lovers, pride parade attendees, and many more—in the face of heartbreaking barriers everywhere from the dating pool to the medical establishment. If you’ve ever had your heart broken, wondered how your pets self-identify, or wanted to tell someone your gender is none of their business, this show is for you.

Featuring opening performances by Justice Ameer, Kaleigh O’Keefe, and Chrysanthemum Tran.
 
Queer Heartache has been featured in the 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival, where it won the Artist's Choice, Audience Choice, and Spirit of Fringe awards, and 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival, where it won Volunteer's Choice and Best of Fringe, and had its New York premier at the first annual 2016 Transgender Theater Festival. A print adaptation is out now through TransGenre Press (2016). Queer Heartache is directed by Jessi Hill.

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Presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, the I.D. Festival series celebrates the diverse experiences of the trans community, explores issues of gender identity, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories. See more I.D. Festival events here! Buy a ticket for an I.D. Festival show and Trans Scripts and get a discount. Discount cannot be applied for Zone C tickets.

Kit tells his story through stylized slam poetry with intensity and honesty. Verbally the crafting of this fifty-minute piece is taut with rich imagery.  More

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This festival is presented in conversation with the A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, performing at the Loeb Drama Center from January 19 – February 5, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories.

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Ticket prices

A.R.T. Subscribers, Members, and Student Members: Log into your account for discounts. Tickets from $20

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

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