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CONTACT: Kilusan Productions at BookKilusan@gmail.com | 415.496.9413
San Francisco, CA - On Friday, July 17th, 2015 from 8pm-11pm, Kilusan Bautista will share a special performance fundraiser of UNiVERSALself at the epicenter of Filipino American performing arts, Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Hosted by Caken is Randy of Bay Area Barbers Brotherhood, with special performances by Golda Supernova-The Rebel Maria, Lorenz Mazon Dumuk, Tony SantaAna and more tba….
Caught in the melting pot of 1980’s/90’s San Francisco, UNiVERSALself delivers prayers to father's addicted to crack cocaine, while street kids are adopted by Hip Hop break beats in the twilight zone of broken immigrant dreams governed by juvenile delinquency and where masculinity is expressed in the depths of Malcolm X's voice, cloaked in Peter Pan tights that find discipline in the ancient Martial Arts. During his youth, Kilusan is haunted by a ‘spirit of hate’ that seeks to destroy his self-esteem by influencing him into a helpless, violent and psychologically troubled state of existence. Guardian angels also exist, both real & spiritual, to guide Kilusan in defining his true self worth and cultural identity. 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 15 different characters all acted out by Kilusan Bautista, a Brooklyn-based performing artist who weaves together theater, spoken word poetry, Hip Hop, dance, martial arts, music and animation/multimedia. Artistic Direction/Choreography by Lia McPherson; Multimedia Design by Tony Santa Ana; Music Production by Chuck Mays; Animation Design by Ace & Sons Moving Pictures LLC.
All proceeds raised from this event will benefit Kilusan Bautista’s tuition for his Masters in Fine Arts Degree at Brooklyn College, 2015-2017, Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA). Admission: $20. UNiVERSALself t-shirts will also be on sale for $20.