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B I O G R A P H Y 

The Bautista's - 2022

Kilusan Bautista is an interdisciplinary life practitioner. Creator of two solo hip hop theater productions: Universal Filipino (2010) and Transcend (2016). Grant recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council (2014), Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2016) and California Council for the Humanities (2005).   Kilusan has worked with historically oppressed communities for over 20 years from California to New York City as a social justice arts educator and founder of the Universal Self Educational Program within the NYC Department of Education (2012).  Current MFA candidate (2022) with CUNY – Brooklyn College – Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA), where Kilusan is developing a new immersive theater experience entitled, “PXSO: PhoeniX rising in ScorpiO” to raise awareness about Charge Syndrome and disability rights.  Current 'Actionist Fellow' with Social Practice CUNY - a Mellon Foundation Initiative, where Kilusan is developing a Fathers with special needs children support group (co-sponsored by the New York Parent Association for Deafblind).  Kilusan is proudly raising two beautiful daughters in The Bronx, NY. 

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