Queer Heartache


Queer Heartache
Written and Performed by Kit Yan

Thursday, October 18th at 7pm
Friday, October 19th at 8pm
Saturday, October 20th at 8pm

Queer Heartache is an explosion of slam poetry that is at once compelling, hilarious, and as its title promises, heart breaking. Award-winning poet/performer Kit Yan takes the audience on an adventure ride through his life, investigating what it means to be Trans, Queer, and Asian American. Navigating the intimate and formidable landscape of family, the dating pool, and the medical establishment, Kit will steal your heart and change how you look at the world around you. Hold tight to your rainbow and enjoy the ride!

“An intimate and fiery hour of slam poetry. Delightfully explicit. Yan’s solo performance rose to the top of a crowded field.”

– New City Stage

“ Candid, ebullient, and verbally dexterous.”

-Chicago Reader

“Sensual, tender, heartbreaking”

– Edge Media NYC

“He is a performance artist, a poet, an actor and he works his magic on the audience with an unpretentious sincerity and vulnerability, yet with a strong presence. Kit wears his heart on his sleeve – there are moments of pure poignancy that are heart wrenching – and we are the better for being there to witness, experience and learn from Kit’s riveting, thoughtful and very human story.”

-Jo Tomalin, Fringe Review

“I feel lucky that I was at Kit’s performance. His words touched me so much that I cried and was flooded with memories of childhood, family, lovers, and self-love. This work is important and I needed it as a reminder of queer poc resilience.”

– Fringe audience review

“Raw and honest, sometimes funny, continually authentic, definitely a must-see in my book.”

-Kathryn Vercillo, Diary of a Smart Chick