Presented as a part of Poetic License 2018: Reclamation
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Poetic Theater Productions and Eccentric Productions Present
Locus of Control
Written and performed by Jason Bayani
Directed by award-winning performing artist, Kat Evasco, Locus of Control explores the lives of Filipino immigrants in America, taking you through Bayani’s hip-hop inspired youth, club-going college days, and turbulent adulthood. Locus of Control navigates his experience dealing with race, mental health, addiction, and his status as the first American-born child in his family. Utilizing poetry, storytelling, music, and multimedia, Bayani pieces together the different threads of his life while struggling to make sense of Walter Benjamin’s notion of redeeming the past in present time.
Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet (2013 Write Bloody Publishing). He’s an MFA graduate from Saint Mary’s College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop. Jason performs regularly around the country and recently debuted his solo theater show, “Locus of Control” in 2016. His second book, “Locus”, is forthcoming from Omnidawn Publishing in 2019.
Jason Bayani speaks about the importance of exploring the Filipino American history: Click Here