The Vortex presents Locus of Control
The Vortex will present the Austin debut of international touring poet and published author, Jason Bayani, with his critically-acclaimed Locus of Control, a compelling mix of poetry, storytelling, music, and media that explores the lives of Filipino immigrants in America.
Bayani takes the audience through his hip-hop inspired youth, club-going college days, and turbulent adulthood. Locus of Control navigates his experience dealing with race, mental health, addiction, and his status as the first American-born child in his family. Drawing upon nearly 20 years of work, Bayani pieces together the story of the latest and most robust wave of migrants to come from the Philippines and contemplates what this identity has become in America and what it will become in the future.