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Kat Francois



Kat Francois is a performance artist, broadcaster, playwright and director.  

The first person to win a televised poetry slam in the UK, a year later she won the World SlamChampionships. 

As a playwright, Kat has written and performed two internationally staged solo plays, and two comedy shows. 

Raising Lazarus, Kat’s play dealing with the experiences of Caribbean soldiers in World War One, continues to tour globally to critical acclaim as part of the WW1 centenary and featured at Imperial War Museum. 

Kat has worked with young people for many years, as a youth worker, PHSE Facilitator, also teaching dance, drama, poetry and performance skills. She is an established playwright and director of youth theatre, devising plays for theatres including Theatre Royal Stratford East, Roundhouse Camden, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. 

Kat appears on BBC radio’s Front Row and Woman’s Hour, and runs her own young person’s poetry collective “Mangoes and Mustard.” 

Photo: © Sloetry.co.uk