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Kat Evasco


Mommy Queerest

Date(s) & Time(s): Sat, Jun 17, 8:30 PM and Sun, Jun 18, 5:30 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2840 Mariposa St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Theatre of Yugen

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Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

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Production Details

Mommy Queerest

In Mommy Queerest, a young pinay’s world is shattered when it dawns on her that both she and her mother are lesbian. And that her mom has been raising her with a lesbian partner. And they own a house together. Plus they wear wedding rings. What’s an unobservant budding young lesbian to do? Drawing on her experience as a stand-up comic and actress, Evasco narrates this unconventional mommy/daughter tale, tackling 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.

Kat Evasco (Co-Writer & Performer)

Kat Evasco is an award-winning writer, theatermaker, filmmaker, and cultural strategist committed to honoring and celebrating the experiences of immigrants, women and LGBTQ communities. Evasco was recently awarded the Gerbode Foundation Theater Awards (2022) and the Kenneth Rainin New & Experimental Works (NEW) Program Grant (2020) towards the premiere of her new play Be Like Water produced by Brava Theater in San Francisco. Building on the success of her autobiographical one-woman show Mommy Queerest co-written by John Caldon, Evasco supports artists to produce solo shows. Evasco’s solo theater projects include directing Prieto by Yosimar Reyes and Not My First Pandemic by Cesar Cadabes, which received Best One Man Show and All About Solo Critics Award at United Solo Festival 2021. Most recently, she co-directed Rag Head: An American Story by Sundeep Morrison, winner of Best Drama at the 2022 United Solo Festival. Prior to founding With You Productions, a narrative strategy company, Evasco served as the Sr. Program Director at the Center for Cultural Power, leading the design and implementation of the organization’s core programs including the Disruptors Fellowship and the Creative Entrepreneur Series. She continues to collaborate with the Center for Cultural Power on national cultural strategy initiatives including the Reclaiming the Border Narrative Project, funded by the Ford Foundation. She is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting and her works have been featured on Deadline, IndieWire, Vice, Shondaland, Bustle, The Advocate, Out Magazine, and NBC News Asian America. Kat holds a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University. Evasco created her own artistic development plan that led her to study acting and performance with Anna Deveare Smith and playwriting with Cherríe Moraga and Luis Alfaro.

Artist Biographies

John Caldon, Co-Writer
John Caldon is a San Francisco based playwright and director who focuses on personal narratives and queer stories. His work has been seen in the National Queer Arts Festival, PortFringe, Edmonton Fringe, and the New York International Fringe Festival, as well as at The EXIT Theatre, Bindlestiff Studio, The SF Playhouse, The Thick House, Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory, Albuquerque’s The Box, the Manhattan Theatre Source and Boston’s The Theatre Offensive. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing program and recently served as the Managing Director of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center prior to becoming the first-ever Executive Director of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Anna Maria Luera, Director
Anna Maria Luera is a mother, partner, theatre artist and cultural worker. She is a familia company member with Campo Santo Theatre, where she performed in Ben Fisher’s Candlestick and Roger Guenveur Smith’s Casa de Spirits. Anna is the co-creator of the Rysing Womyn’s project, a theatre project that uses ritual theatre, poetry, storytelling and political education to tell stories of young women of color. She was, also, a performing artist with the Love Balm for my SpiritChild Project, choreo-play based on testimonies from Bay Area mothers whose children were lost to systemic violence. She is currently the Director of Artist Leadership at The Center for Cultural Power. Her best work is with her family, Big Tommy and beautiful sun, Little Tommy.

Joan Osato, Visual Designer
Joan Osato (Visual Designer) is a committed local and national community organizer who has played a pivotal role in local and national theater for over two decades. Joan has been a core member of Youth Speaks since 2001 where she produces and designs live performance events including Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival annually in rotating cities around the country. She is also Producer and Designer for The Living Word Project and the critically acclaimed theater group Campo Santo.

Loisse Ledres, Illustrator
Loisse Ledres is a Filipina freelance designer and illustrator based in the Southwest of what is colonially known as the United States. She is always experimenting to discover how image, text and color intersects with culture to empower and mobilize people. Through her skillset in experiential design, she infuses interactivity within creative media and event spaces. She’s worked with organizations and creative agencies in NYC, San Francisco, LA and New Mexico. Loisse is also developing personal projects with like-minded creatives that facilitate creativity and breakdown obstacles to doing so. As Creative Director of Tagalikha, she helps lead discussions around the intersection of Filipino identity and creation. She hopes to continue creating art that helps people feel seen and inspired to access their own creativity, too.

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