Kat Evasco is an award-winning writer, stand up comedian, performance artist, and educator. Evasco is best known for her national touring autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest, co-written and directed by John Caldon. Evasco studied acting and personal narrative storytelling with Anna Deveare Smtih and playwriting with Cherríe Moraga. She has performed at venues including the Haha Cafe, San Jose Improv, the Purple Onion, Napa Valley Opera House, Logan Center for the Arts, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and FringeArts. Evasco’s current projects include the developing and directing Prieto, a solo show written and performed by nationally acclaimed poet and undocumented activist, Yosimar Reyes, in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas. She is also directing a new solo show by poet and spoken word artist, Jason Bayani, called Locus of Control. In partnership with visual artist and photographer, Mia Nakano, Evasco is the Co-Director for Resilience Archives, a digital history tour map that highlights the contributions, memories, and historical moments of the LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander community.
Evasco is a recipient of the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant, NextGen Art Professional Development Grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant. She holds a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.