Catron Booker

Assistant Professor


Catron Booker (she/her) is a performance artist, filmmaker, and theatre practitioner.

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.

Recent theatre projects include directing Eye of the Brainstorm, a devised theatre piece on community health with an intersectional lens on social justice at the University of Florida.

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.

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).

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).

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