Kate Stonestreet United Kingdom
Kate Stonestreet is a recent graduate of the Sculpture and Environmental Art course at Glasgow School of Art. Currently working in live art, visual art and drag, they are part of artistic collaborations with Joseph Morgan Schofield and the joint venture Blooming' Queers with Jazmine Krokback, exploring grief, gender, radical softness and eco futures.
Kate Stonestreet is a cryer. They are currently undertaking a period of research into the effect of displaying emotion, particularly crying in private and in public has on their view of their understanding of their gender. Crying is often seen as a feminising act and as a non-binary person this often leads to confusing and difficult emotions. Part of this research includes taking pictures of moments just after they cry to document their frustration, sadness and grief which is being performed through the act of crying. This research has manifested itself in the form of an evolving drag act, first performed for Gender Fvcker, a non-binary drag competition organised by Katayoun Jalili and most recently an extended version was performed at Leeds Trans Pride.
Kate Stonestreet has become a regular on the Leeds drag and live-art circuit performing at Live Art Bistro's HallowQueen, Party Mom's Society cabaret, Age of The drag shows and the Leeds Arts Uni Freshers party.