Explore “Beyond the Stage”

From internationally-renowned musicians, actors and dancers to independent filmmakers and artistic directors, the Lied Center makes it possible to engage with and learn from some of the world’s most outstanding artists.

Kit Yan, slam poet—Beyond the Stage
Kit Yan, slam poet, playwright and performer, conducted a workshop with KU Theatre students and engaged with KU First-Year Experience students in partnership with the Lied Center of Kansas in October, 2019.

His poetry explores identity as a transgender, queer and Asian American from Hawaii. Yan’s award-winning solo slam-poetry show, Queer Heartache, is a testament to the resilience of queer love, in all its forms, in the face of heartbreaking barriers everywhere—from the dating pool to the medical establishment.