Ahyoka Saas is a Two-Spirit Cherokee and German writer and composer raised in an end-times cult. They’ve directed and showrun five hour-long sketch revues at The Second City Chicago, won Roadmap's Diversity Initiative Competition and Native American Media Alliance's Animation Fellowship in 2022, and composed Headdress (dir. Tai Leclaire) which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. This non-binary, pansexual, neurodivergent leftist tells satirical comedy and horror stories about queer Indigenous protagonists set in surreal worlds. They also compose ethereal glam goth and synthwave songs and film scores. Ahyoka’s debut book, Koalas & Other Funny Short Stories, is available now in Lansing and Chicago bookstores as well as online.