At The Opportunity Agenda's Communications Institutes, rising leaders working on issues critical to opportunity develop their communication skills, including framing and narrative development, utilizing public opinion and media research, understanding digital communications and social networking, persuasive writing, and on-camera broadcast presentation. Upon completion, they become Communication Fellows, and get to work shaping the public dialogue in their home communities.
Kat Evasco is a queer, Pinay immigrant writer, theater artist, and content creator committed to honoring and celebrating the experiences of immigrants, women, and LGBTQ communities. In 2020, Kat was awarded the Kenneth Rainin New & Experimental Works (NEW) Program Grant towards the premiere of her new play “Be Like Water”, which examines the mental health impacts of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies on undocumented families. Building on the success of her autobiographical one-woman show “Mommy Queerest”, co-written by John Caldon, Kat collaborates with artists to create autobiographical solo shows. Her current solo theater projects include directing “Prieto” by Yosimar Reyes and “#Resist" by Cesar Cadabes. 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 currently serves as the Program Director of Artist Leadership at the Center for Cultural Power and sits on the Jr. Executive Board at Young Entertainment Activists (YEA! ). She holds a B.A. in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.Get to know Kat