Katherine Brewer Ball & Lara Lorenzo

Katherine Brewer Ball is a writer, scholar and curator who was born under an aries sun and libra moon. She is completing her first book on the aesthetic and political promise of escape in the writings of queers and people of color, The Only Way Out is In: The Queer & Minoritarian Performance of Escape. As Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in the Theater Department at Wesleyan University, where she previously held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Center for the Humanities, she teaches courses on Queer Performance Strategies and Latina and Black Feminist Thought. Brewer Ball earned her PhD in Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Currently, she co-curates the reading series Adult Contemporary with Svetlana Kitto. Her published work can be read in Women & Performance; a journal of feminist theory, Media-N, Bomblog, Recaps Magazine and Criticism.

Lara Lorenzo is a poet and human services worker based in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in Nepantla, Toe Good Poetry, October, and Third Text, among other places. Follow her on Instagram @maketotaldestroyyou.