THE MYTH

A POETIC FILM

UPCOMING
Screenings 

POET  |  CREATIVE CONSULTANT  | PRODUCER

Kat Magill is a poet, arts-education consultant, and multi-disciplinary creative, residing in Los Angeles. Magill is the author of Guide to Poetry in the Classroom: A Spoken Word Curriculum, Founder of Say Word (a non-profit 501c3), as well as the creator and executive producer of The Myth, a poetic film released in 2019. Kat has shared stages with Emmy winner Iyanla Vanzant, New York Times Best Seller Claudia Rankine and Grammy nominated Ozomatli, as well as partnered with NAACP, Wallis Annenberg Foundation, Youth Speaks: Brave New Leaders, and Engaging the Senses. Kat is a trailblazer for poetic media, and arts education. Her radical approach to social identity learning infused with spoken word, has forged her success as a national touring artist, speaker and program consultant for over ten years. Culture Press described Kat Magill as a “relentless driving force you’d be hard-pressed to take your eyes off of.”

 

The Myth is the first poetic film of its kind. An innovative approach that ignites an audience pass the pages of contemporary poetry and beyond the stage of slam. It is an immersive experience of the arts. The Myth, created by Kat Magill and directed by Darrin Bush is a symphony of poetry, song and film that embodies the female internal dialogue too often silenced.  It threads magic realism, leading its audience through the door of past and present, seamlessly against the backdrop of modern Los Angeles.  The soulful sounds of accapella vocalists, Bedlam Lullaby and narrated by nationally renowned poet Kat Magill , unleash the powerful narrative of self discovery, through an emotionally charged, riveting journey of one woman (played by Chauntice Green)  searching for serenity in the aftermath of violence. 

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"Kat kept it real. Her performance was a bold alternative to the sanitized and inauthentic ways of thinking and speaking that have infected our lifeways. Kat called us to refuse joining the ranks of the living dead. She left me inspired and, more importantly, I was full of joy and the hope for truly living." 

- Professor Sam Rocha,  

    University British Columbia

"Her onstage presence is a relentless driving force you’d be hard-pressed to take your eyes off of."

- Culture Press,

"10 LA Slam Poets you need to know"

"Kat's efforts to build a community of strong young poets is outstanding."

- Russell Simmons, Def Jam

 

"She’s tough and cool and urban and raw and human. One of the strongest female poets on the scene, Kat tackles her life experiences, from domestic abuse to abortion, with both precise language and reckless abandon. Her bold, indomitable spirit shows everytime she hits a stage."

                            - Mustang News 

RADICAL SOCIAL IDENTITY LEARNING THROUGH LITERARY & PERFORMING ARTS

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“Working with Say Word made me believe for the first time that I had the power to change my own heart and by extension, other hearts, and that has changed my life forever.”

- JULIA HORWITZ, LA YOUTH POET LAUREATE 

"Say Word is a curriculum designed to develop, hone, and assess Common Core Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking standards. More importantly, however, Say Word develops and hones student voice—it helps students acknowledge and nurture their own sense of self-worth, their voice, and their purpose."

-JENNA KAMP,

ENGLISH DEPT. CHAIR VALUE SCHOOLS

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Kat Magill is one of the leading spoken word educators in southern California, founding Say Word, a non-profit focused on youth development through spoken word improving literacy, confidence and healing with the power of art. For over a decade Kat has served hundreds of students, educators and college campuses reinventing the classroom through curriculum development, professional development and guest speaking to ignite social change.