about the SHOW

Directed by award-winning performing artist, Kat Evasco, the show 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.

Co-Presented by: Kearny Street Workshop and Write Bloody Publishing.
Download the new Press Kit.
Locus of Control Press Release.
Image design by Francois Luong.

behind the SCENES

BEHIND Z SCENES

JASON BAYANI  / /  LOCUS OF CONTROL
VIDEO LENGTH : 0:30
VIDEO BY: JULIE SCHUCHARD

Internationally touring author and spoken word artist, Jason Bayani, explores the narrative of the fourth-wave Filipino immigrant through poetry, storytelling, and performance. Drawing upon nearly twenty years of work, Bayani, pieces together the story of the latest and most robust wave of migrants to come from the Philippines and contemplates what this identity has become in America and what it will become in the future.

NBC BAY AREA

JASON BAYANI  / /  LOCUS OF CONTROL
VIDEO LENGTH: 4:51
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA WITH ROBERT HANDA

With the series Murmuration, Z Space is bringing together a chorus of diverse voices in a series of solo performances. Featuring six artists over the course of five weeks, these individual voices come together to reflect a common solidarity, telling their stories in spectacular, singular ways.

what REVIEWERS are saying

HYPHEN MAGAZINE

 “Bayani’s entire performance demands to be seen in the act of self-love, which, in his formulation, is also the act of making history tangible, remarkable, embodied.”

THEATRIUS REVIEWS


“An internationally known poet, he gives a riveting performance. … [A] a fine spoken word performer at the Top of His Game.” – Irene Nelson

scenes from the SHOW

Download this Press Kit HERE.