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Ahyoka Saas is a Two-Spirit Cherokee-German surrealist writer and glam goth composer raised in an end-times cult. Since directing and showrunning five hour-long sketch revues at The Second City Chicago, they've won Native American Media Alliance's 2023 TV Writers Lab and NAMA's 2022 Animation Lab as well as Roadmap's Diversity Initiative Competition in 2022. Her debut book, Koalas & Other Funny Short Stories, is available now in Lansing and Chicago bookstores as well as online.

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Glam goth composer & musician

Ahyoka has played in blues-funk bands, is a founding member of Chicago musical comedy collective Good Ass Group, and has composed instrumentals for musical comedy influencers with over twenty million views on TikTok. They composed the score to the short film Headdress, directed by Taietsarón:sere ‘Tai’ Leclaire, which premiered at the '23 Sundance Film Festival. You can also hear their work in their own short films, Close To You and Over It.