Kat is a white (irish famine diaspora settler) nonbinary transexual performer, lighting designer, experimental producer, installation artist and theatrical director. Kat is best known in the Twin Cities as the creator of Lightning Rod, an annual intensive for queer and trans artists, which is happily growing and evolving beyond their wildest dreams. They have performed and worked in London, New York, Paris, Stockholm and Minneapolis. Kat graduated from the London International School of Performing Arts in 2009. In the streets and in the theatre, Kat braces their shoulder to the work of defending and caring for unhoused neighbors and cultivating new/old formations of community reliance alongside the many incredible caregivers that have been out here doing this work for years. They hope to live to see the day when Native sovereignty is restored and Black lives truly matter across the planet.