“"One of those rare gems that is so smart, witty and hilarious that I could barely laugh because I was so busy marveling at the layering of language and political sophistication"-”
— The association for Theater in Higher Education
Kate is a frequent speaker / comedian at colleges offering talks on Asian American issues, multicultural perspectives on art and media, writing workshops, spoken word arts, and comedy, especially political comedy.
Read some letters from college students
"Thank you for being part of a discussion that as you said doesn't exist enough, and for being very articulate about how you'd like to see this discussion take place between the Asian Steve Harveys or Chris Rocks or Dave Chappelles whenever they may surface."-After performance keynote at the Freer Sackler Gallery of Asian Art at the Smithsonian Institute
Dear Kate, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I saw your show last Thursday night at the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME and I was freaking happy and overjoyed. You and Lyris were amazing and unbelievable. As a Filipino American, I have been growing up feeling invisible, oppressed by my country and my family, and thrown in a model minority box. The worst part was that I felt totally alone, like no one could understand. But after seeing your show, I felt completely validated and that I am not alone. I felt FINALLY someone speaks the truth about Asian culture and growing up Asian in America, and pulls no punches. --Colby U, Maine
Hey Kate. I just saw your performance at Mt.Holyoke and loved it. I haven't been to many presentations with multicultural/multiracial asian female performers and I'm very glad that I had the opportunity to see you. You give us multiracial/cultural asian girls hope to make it out there. Thank you. =) --Mt Holyoke College, MASS
You really made a statement for the Asian Pacific Islander Organization and on behalf of my members we all thank you as well!! P.S. I feel very proud and I feel like I have more confidence in myself than I ever had in my whole entire life.
Dear Kate, I just wanted to thank-you for doing what you do. I saw your show at Brava tonight and immediately went home and e-mailed everyone I knew to tell them to go see your show, all while listening to your CD. I have a feeling I will take in a few more shows before you leave. Your show and the anthology Half and Half have done so much to finally make me feel not only comfortable in my own skin, but proud as well. From the bottom of my heart I thank you.