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Catron Booker
Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Theatre + Dance/Acting I, Acting II, Quest I: Autobiography in American Performance and Literature

Catron Booker is a performance artist and filmmaker.

She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Acting. Catron teaches Acting I, Acting II and Quest I: Autobiography in American Performance and Literature.

Previous film screenings include Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Seattle Local Sightings Film Fest, Cologne International Videoart Festival and the GLBT Historical Society of San Francisco. She has also co-directed HABLAMOS, a PSA for the prevention of HIV/AIDS in collaboration with sexual health educators in Guatemala City as a UNESCO grant recipient.

Performance art works have been presented at Lexington Art League (Lexington, Kentucky), El Balcón (Oaxaca, Mexico), as a featured artist in Obsidian: Literature & Arts of the African Diaspora and in Mexico City at La Gozadera. Artist Residencies include ACRE (Steuben, Wisconsin), OFAR (Richmond, Virginia) and Wreck City Residency (Calgary, Canada). 

As an actor, television roles include guest starring in Days of Our Lives (NBC), performing and facilitating with San Francisco's New Conservatory program for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and various professional roles in independent film and television. As a theatre educator, she has also facilitated numerous theatre workshops with HIV+ youth for NAPWA as well as having taught spoken-word poetry workshops as an Americorps arts educator at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center (Chicago). She has also worked in theatre and media production throughout Mexico including translating and editing La Vaca Napux, a children's educational television series for Vientos Culturales (Chiapas).

Catron received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton College (Minneapolis, MN), an MFA in Acting from UCLA and an MFA in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 

Working from a Black feminist performance framework, the focus of her artistic practice is to continue arriving at rigorous formal questions which assertively imagine futures of equality, liberation and sustainability.

Areas of interest: Devised Theatre & Solo Performance, Afro-Futurism, Archival Practices, Video Art & Experimental Film.

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