Sunday, July 31, 2016

PURCHASE tickets to TRANSCEND at the fringeNYC

Press Release
For immediate release

The World Premiere of TRANSCEND
at the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival

New York, NY - TRANSCEND is a new one-man show which examines the effects of gentrification for a working artist in modern day Brooklyn, NY. Written and performed by Kilusan Bautista, TRANSCEND fuses theatrical storytelling, multimedia visual projections, hip hop and electronic music, and spoke word poetry to take audiences on a 3-week train ride to explore homelessness, poverty and hope. TRANSCEND has been accepted into the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival and will premiere for 5-nights:

1) August 14th @4:15pm;

2) August 19th @9pm;

3) August 21st @6:15pm;

4) August 25th @8:45pm;

5) August 26th @6:45pm

at the Alpha Omega Dance Studio Theatre (70 East 4th St. NYC). The TRANSCEND production team consists of Kilusan Bautista (Filipino American performing artist); Wi-Moto Nyoka (Transmedia Artist/ Director); Teerapat Parnmongkol & Ngonngon Tiri Kananuruk (Sound/noise artist); Siriphong Tipayakesorn (Visual artist); Sadah Espii Proctor (Dramaturg); Gina Toni Wheeler (Filmmaker). The goal of TRANSCEND is to humanize and broaden the discussion around gentrification in order to positively influence public policy based on fair and non-discriminatory housing/renting practices.

Set inside of a New York City Subway, TRANSCEND reveals an honest story about what artists and other working class residents of modern day NYC experience when trying to find a descent place to live within an aggressive housing market. The macro housing policies are driving rents up and economically forcing hard working residents out of their homes/apartments. This culture of displacement is growing rampant, forcing New Yorkers into uncomfortable situations such as homelessness, couch surfing or overcrowding apartments, even unsafe homeless shelters. Kilusan Bautista shares a true story about his recent battles being displaced out of his Brooklyn apartment, resulting in 3-weeks of couch surfing and doing whatever it takes to survive. TRANSCEND asks the audience to question the idea of hope during times of hardship and struggle.

The world premiere of TRANSCEND at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival will be used as a platform to launch a national college/university tour for the 2016/2017 academic year. The TRANSCEND production team will strive to reach larger and more diverse audiences in the near future but it all begins at the fringeNYC in August of 2016!

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Email Kilusan Bautista at

Advanced tickets ($18) can be purchased at Let us all TRANSCEND!

***TRANSCEND is a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

1 comment:

  1. This is the best function room in the city. The food they served at the venues was warm, fresh and tasty, and the panoramic window is a sight to behold on a clear day. Their main hall was similar to a club/lounge – however, it had more of an intimate feel.