Locus of Control
Date(s) & Time(s): Fri, Jun 9, 8:30 PM and Sat, Jun 10, 5:30 PM
Duration: 75 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2840 Mariposa St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Theatre of Yugen
Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Audience members and participants are encouraged to wear a mask to protect against COVID-19. We ask people who have a temperature or feel unwell to not attend.
Engagement funded in part by:
API Cultural Center of San Francisco, California Arts Council
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Production DetailsLocus of Control
Locus of Control explores the complicated, sometimes fragmented experience of the Filipinx-American background and identity. As a companion piece to Jason Bayani's second collection of poems, Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019), the show features selections from the book and draws inspiration from the mixing and layering of musical fragments in DJ culture, setting Bayani behind a DJ booth where he seamlessly moves between poetry, storytelling, music, and video taking the audience through his family’s history of migration viewed through both a historic and intensely personal lens.Jason Bayani
Jason Bayani is the author of Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019, Norcal Book Award finalist) and Amulet (Write Bloody Publishing 2013). He's an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's College, a Kundiman fellow, and is the co-director of Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country. His publishing credits include World Literature Today, Lantern Review, and other publications. Jason is the recipient of the 2021 California Arts Council Established artist fellowship and is a featured artist for the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Festival in 2022. He performs regularly around the country and debuted his solo theater show "Locus of Control" in 2016 with theatrical runs in San Francisco, New York, and Austin.