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Kilusan Productions Presents
The New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC
A production of The Present Company
August 9th – 25th, 2013
Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org
New York, NY - Kilusan Bautista's one-man show explores race in multicultural America with subjects ranging from the history of Filipino people to Hip Hop culture in the 1980's/90's to his intimate relationships with family, friends and spirituality. UNIVERSAL self will have a 5-night performance run at The Theater At The 14th St Y (344 East 14th St., New York, NY 10003): SUNDAY 8/11 @ 1:30-2:35pm; WEDNESDAY 8/14 @ 2:00-3:05pm; FRIDAY 8/16 @ 7:45-8:50pm; MONDAY 8/19 @ 7:15-8:20pm; FRIDAY 8/23 @ 6:00-7:05pm. NO LATE SEATING.
Set within the 1980’s and 90’s, Bay Area, California, UNIVERSAL self takes audiences on a journey of struggle and redemption. During his youth, Kilusan is haunted by a ‘spirit of hate’ that wishes to destroy his self esteem by influencing him into a helpless, violent and psychologically troubled state of existence. Malakas is an ancestral guardian spirit who exists to guide Kilusan in remembering his true self worth and connection to his people. It is now up to Kilusan to make the right choices as a youth in urban, working class America. Shall he fall victim to the statistics of growing up in a “high risk” environment, polluted with drugs, violence and crime? Or shall Kilusan find his destiny and live a life that possesses knowledge of self?
This show features over 10 different characters all acted out by Kilusan Bautista, a Brooklyn based performance artist who weaves together theater, spoken word poetry, Hip Hop, dance, martial arts, music and animation. Artistic Direction/Choreography by Lia McPherson; Theater Direction by Tony Santa Ana; Music Production by Chuck Mays; Animation Design by Ace & Sons Moving Pictures LLC. Are you ready to experience a thought provoking, Edu’tainment reality that brings you deeper into the universal family living room, a visionary space that embodies compassion and understanding? UNIVERSAL self will take you to a doorway into the future of multicultural America one story at a time.
The mission of Kilusan Productions is to build cross cultural unity & personal empowerment through the performance arts & education. The vision of UNIVERSAL self is to be produced on a Broadway stage!
Thank you to our Community Partners: United Playaz/ United Playaz of NY; St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church; Joe Bataan/King of Latin Soul; Anthony Castro/Graphic Designer; Filipino American National Historical Society of Metro NY; Lia McPherson Consulting; Actors Fund Arts Center; DevelopMental Publishing; Downtown Brooklyn Partnership; Maharlika Moderno Filipino/JeepneyNYC.