Kyoung's Pacific Beat

Artistic Discipline: Theater
Category: Local Arts Support
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Flatbush

NERO is a Shakespearean, five-act “streamplay” theatricalizing 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.

Photo by Kyoung's Pacific Beat's NERO, September 2021.