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!