Kat Purcell (they/them) is a trans artist and activist newly moved to Minneapolis, MN from New York City. From intensive classical training to agit-prop street art performance to lighting design and production management, their diverse and comprehensive experience has led them to the conclusion that art and performance are the key to galvanizing the healing and activism of communities. Their main artistic influence stems from both literary pursuits and from their training at the London International School of Performing Arts, a pedagogy which utilizes the techniques of classic street theatre to guide students in the creation of their own theatrical language. Kat’s interests include language plays, epics, theater of the grotesque and choral work. Kat is also a passionate activist, with a focus on prison abolition, immigrant detention and fighting for the bodily autonomy of queer and women folk.