Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Francesca Betancourt (Seattle) or Cessa is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and the artistic director/co-founder of "she is FIERCE: stories from the female and genderqueer perspective." Cessa is an actor, teaching artist, dancer, and intimacy director. Her work is based insocial/emotional learning and social justice through humor, compassion, psycho education, and physical expression. Her project "she is FIERCE", is a recurring storytelling event in Seattle where female identified and genderqueer individuals of all demographics share stories from their experiences that matter to them.

Cessa received 2018 GAP Award funding towards helping "she is FIERCE" reach more audience members by filling bigger spaces, producing a "she is FIERCE" podcast, and paying project collaborators.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

For us, this award means that our community believes in what we do. Having received it tells us that our city is excited by a space for the stories of female and genderqueer people to be valued, supported, and amplified. We're honored to help provide that space.

Francesca Betancourt