Kestryl Cael is a dandy trans butch performance artist, writer, and educator. Kestryl Cael has taught and performed internationally at conferences, colleges, community centers, festivals, and local theatres. Whether on-stage or behind a podium, ze considers it hir artistic duty to engage hir audiences in provocative dialogue without letting them take hir (or themselves) too seriously.
Hir full-length performances include XY(T), 348, and RADCLYFFE: The Completely Honest and Mostly True Story of Victorian England’s Second Most Notorious Invert. Ze was a member of “The Language of Paradox,” a performance ensemble founded and directed by Kate Bornstein. Kestryl’s writing is published in anthologies such as Kicked Out, and ze has received a playwriting commission from CENTERSTAGE (Baltimore). Kestryl Cael is half of the artistic production duo, PoMo Freakshow.
Kestryl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Anthropology at Lewis & Clark College, and a Master’s in Performance Studies at New York University. Ze lives in Brooklyn, New York with hir partner, two puddle-shaped cats, and a chihuachsund.