Dyllon Burnside stars in early Hip Hop era play "Welcome to Fear City" at Contemporary American Theatre Festival!

WELCOME TO FEAR CITY

A WORLD PREMIERE BY KARA LEE CORTHRON
DIRECTED BY NICOLE A. WATSON

It’s July 1977 and the Bronx is HOT- hot from a heat wave, hot with this new riff called “hip-hop,” and painfully hot from the burning fires destroying the borough. E, a young African American man played by Dyllon Burnside (Holler if Ya Hear Me, Peter Pan Live), dreams of being a poet, but unemployment, a raging fiscal crisis, and a family on the brink of disaster drives him to ask a dangerous question: Can you love your “hood” if you take part in its destruction? This compelling story is about a community trying to get by in the midst of crime, social apathy, poverty, and an explosion of the new art form that’s electrifying the world.

Dyllon talks about starring in the play in an interview below.

Running July 7-30 at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Get your tickets Here!

"The Jump" makes a BIG splash!

Last year, I had the distinct honor to serve as a producer on Eric Lockley's short film "The Jump", which has been selected for screening in some of the most exciting film festivals across the country including: The Philly Blackstar Film Festival (where it won the Audience Award), Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, and Urbanworld Film Festival. 

Head over to racebaitr.com to see my interview with filmmaker Eric Lockley. (Link below images)

Source: http://racebaitr.com/2016/08/29/jump-black-boy-freedom-interview-eric-lockley/