Katie Hae Leo Writer, Performer, Educator

Katie receives 2021 Spark Leadership grant

Katie received a Spark Leadership grant from the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) to co-produce a series of new plays by AAPI playwrights addressing anti-Asian violence

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Katie co-produces AAPI new play festival

Katie co-produced the 2021 New Eyes Festival: (Un)Scene with Theater Mu, featuring 10-minute plays by five AAPI playwrights addressing anti-Asian violence. Click here to read more about the festival in American Theatre Magazine.

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Katie joins Board of Theater Mu

Katie is thrilled to join the Board of Theater Mu, the Twin Cities’ Asian American theatre company and second largest APIA theatre in the country. She spent several formative years as an actor, and later playwright, with this company and is grateful to come “home”…

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Katie edited book to launch Sept. 26

PLACED is a book of photos and essays by Korean adoptee artist Diana Albrecht, profiling a diverse group of 10 Korean adoptees. Book launch and limited exhibition at PAIKKA in St. Paul. For more info, click here.

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Katie included in new experimental jazz CD

Katie contributed spoken word to the experimental jazz album Negative Space, along with musicians Guerino Mazzola, Alex Lubet, Nick Zielinski, and James E. Holdman. Read a review here and purchase it here.

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Katie featured in film Jasmine Star

Katie took a break from writing for a featured role in the Minneapolis independent film Jasmine Star, written and directed by Jo Rochelle (photo of cast and crew from read through)

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Katie accepted into 2019-20 Mirrors and Windows Fellowship at The Loft

Mirrors and Windows is a fellowship for Indigenous and writers of color who are writing in youth literature (photo of 2017-18 fellows)

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Katie to be featured in Talking Image Connection Reading at Red Garage Studio

Entanglements: Sunday, August 4th at 3pm at Red Garage Studio in South Minneapolis, featuring Paula Cisewski, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Katie Hae Leo, and Matt Mauch

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Katie joins Board of TaikoArts Midwest

Katie has joined the Board of the Twin Cities’ premier taiko organization, TaikoArts Midwest.

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Katie hired at Springboard for the Arts

In June 2019, Katie returned to Minnesota to serve as the inaugural Development Director for Springboard for the Arts, Saint Paul’s groundbreaking arts and community development organization.

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