Word Party with Kat Marie Yoas
Welcome to word party! Kat Marie Yoas, the creator and host of WORD PARTY! invites you and yours to celebrate femininity, childhood, escapes, insecurities, mistakes, shame, small victories, and yes, words, in a show where neurosis, manic outburts and fear are also on the guest list. Well, either Kat Marie invited them or, like at any good party, they crashed. Kat Marie looks at the world through rose colored glasses influenced by potentially rose-fueled inhibition and this party is her ode to the moments, memories and parts of ourselves we often would prefer invisible ourselves or the parts of ourselves that are uninvited by others.
Through Word Party, she is healing herself, bringing loud, zany attention to things in life that have felt unheard, unseen, uncounted, unnoticed. The star of word party is Kat and isn't her. Kat Marie is performing anxiety; she's performing desire to feel like experience matters, that our experiences matter.
In a world where we don't get invited to create or express ourselves too readily Kat is making a space where she's indulging and encouraging the raising of our freak flags. She is declaring war and, ultimately, victory over buttoned up sadness, over failure, over the cage of words and names that are built over the course of our precious lives. Kat Marie Yoas is throwing a party to celebrate the pain, magic, mania and absurdity of the power of words.
Kat Marie Yoas is a writer, performer, improviser, entertainer and singer living and loving in San Francisco. She has mined her stories from her strange hometown in Michigan to Steel Magnolias to her working class roots to her workplace, the last remaining lesbian bar in the city. Kat Marie has performed her art on stages across the US, the UK and Europe on her adventures with Sister Spit and has work published in several anthologies, chapbooks and zines. She's working on a series of comedic collaborative films with local queer artists as part of her large upcoming (someday) show entitled, A Lesbian's Guide to Self Care..." Kat Marie is the artist in residence at The Garage.
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San Franciso, CA 94107
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