Kyoung's Pacific Beat

Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2021
Location: Flatbush

Kyoung's Pacific Beat's NERO is a Shakesperean, five-act “streamplay” that theatricalizes George W. Bush’s Presidency and the War on Terror as the rise and fall of Nero’s Roman Empire. Set in 64AD in Rome’s Palace of the Frogs, this “state of the nation” tragicomedy invites Black, Indigenous and People of Color to examine how white male supremacy is the root of American Imperialism and how communities of color can take action through grass-roots, collective actions to dismantle white supremacist ideology.