Stream Queer Heartache on demand anytime through November 27. Purchase a household ticket for access to the event 48 hours from your order date.
Kit Yan is an award-winning, queer, trans, Asian-American poet from Hawaii. Queer Heartache is their solo slam poetry show that explores their identities, asks what queer hearts and families are made of, and interrogates the forces that constantly work to break them apart. The show is a testament to the resilience of queer love in all its forms.
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.
Created and performed by Kit Yan
Directed by Jessi D. Hill
Virtual Premiere: 10/16 at 7:30PM ET
The Wellspring: 11/17 at 7PM ET
On Demand Thru: 11/27
2017/18 Production Sponsors
Beth and Rich Compson
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Writing and Freeing Your Voice
With Kit Yan
NOV 17 7PM
Join poet and performer Kit Yan to explore your inner landscape through guided free writing and a series of performance exercises that will help free and refine your voice.
Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Kit is a Vivace Award winner for big ideas in musical theater, a 2020 Musical Theater Factory Makers Fellow, a 2020 Playwright’s Center fellow, 2020 Company One/Pao Arts Fellow, 2020 Lincoln Center Writer in residence, and former Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and MacDowell Fellow.
Their works include Interstate, which won “Best Lyrics” at the 2018 New York Musical Theater Festival, Quueer Heartache which won 5 awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals, and Miss Step, which received a first draft commission from 5th Avenue theater.
Kit’s forthcoming commissions include work with Playwrights Horizons Soundstage, OSF, Keen Company, and San Diego Repertory Theater.
Their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian, NAMT, Musical Theater Factory, the New York Musical Festival, Mixed Blood, and Diversionary Theater.
Jessi D. Hill
Jessi D. Hill is a theater director based in New York City. New York credits include new work at New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub, Primary Stages, Labyrinth, Keen Company, The Women’s Project, 59E59, P73, The New Group, Rattlestick, Ensemble Studio Theatre, terraNOVA Collective, Culture Project, Musical Theatre Factory, The Acting Company, The Barrow Group, PS122, Abingdon, Baruch Performing Arts Center, New Dramatists, The Lark, The Playwrights Realm, New Georges, Naked Angels, The Wild Project, and many others. Her work has been seen internationally in Edinburgh, London, New Zealand, Berlin, and Hamburg.
She has been a director and teacher in acting and playwrighting training programs at Yale School of Drama, Juilliard, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center/NTI, Fordham University, Powerhouse/NY Stage & Film, NYU/Tisch, The Atlantic School, Playwrights Horizons, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and others.
Jessi is a recipient of the Denham Fellowship from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, an Alum of the Women’s Project Lab, and an Affiliated Artist at New Georges. She is currently the Artistic Associate at The Flying Carpet Theatre Co. and on the Artistic Team at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. MFA Directing: Yale. Member SDC. Current projects: www.jessidhill.com
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