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Katherine Bahena-Benitez

Katherine Bahena-Benítez, 2023

Katherine Bahena-Benitez (They/Them/Elle) is a Queer Mexican Indigenous actor, poet, dancer, stage manager and model. Katherine is bicoastal with New York and California. Katherine studied at CSUS and has had the pleasure of performing and training with the American Conservatory Theater, 24 Hour Plays, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, La Mama Experimental Theater Club and Broadway Advocacy Coalition at Columbia University. Katherine is a current Miranda Family Fellow, a LORT/ASPIRE Fellow and recipient of the John Cauble Emerging Arts Leader Award sponsored by Thomas Schumacher. Katherine has also had their poems ‘American Dream’, ‘La Morena’, and ‘Yo Ya No Rezo’ with Museum Guild and has been featured in Vogue and Apostrophes Digital Magazine ‘De La Tierra’. Katherine is a proud Teaching Artist with Girl Be Heard and proud Community Leader with Matriarchy Theater. Katherine is also part of a film titled “El Remedio” which will premier in 2024. Katherine says, “Con Mucho Amor y Cariño I do this for our Gente, I do this for us.”