Queer Heartache featuring Kit Yan
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month and Queerfest 2019, the ALANA Cultural Center will sponsor a production of the award winning show, Queer Heartache.
Queer Heartache is a full length poetry collection adapted from Kit Yan’s award-winning one-person slam poetry theater show. Kit’s poetry explores his identity as transgender, queer, Asian American from Hawaii, while asking what queer hearts and families are made of and interrogating the forces that are constantly working to break them apart.
Preceeding this, please join us at 11:30 a.m. at the Center for Women's studies for the Slam Poetry Workshop featuring Kit Yan. Lunch provided!
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 book is for you. So wrap yourself in a rainbow and enjoy the ride.
Kit is a 2018-19 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow, 2019 Lincoln Center Writer in residence, and a 2019-2020 Musical Theater Factory Makers Fellow. Their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian, Musical Theater Factory, the New York Musical Festival, Diversionary Theater, and Dixon Place. They have been a resident with the Civilians, Mitten Lab, 5th Avenue Theater, the Village Theater, a WP/Public theater translab fellow and founder. Their musical, written with Melissa Li, INTERSTATE won 5 awards at the 2018 New York Musical Festival including Best Lyrics. Kit’s show QUEER HEARTACHE has won 5 awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals and their second musical written with Melissa Li, MISS STEP is under first draft commission at 5th Avenue Theater.
Tuesday, March 26 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm