As Mr. Hyphen 2010 approaches, we bring you a closer look at each contestant -- one each day, in no particular order -- for the entire week. Let the count-down begin!
From teaching in a public high school in San Francisco, directing an arts education/violence prevention center in Oakland, to being a fulltime Pre-GED instructor with the Brooklyn Public Library in NYC, Kilusan believes that doing something positive and staying committed will always make a huge difference. Already with two full-length theater productions under his belt, Kilusan plans to establish his own independent production company and embark on an international tour for his solo theater production. He hopes that, by continuing to produce socially conscious media that represents the Asian American Pacific Islands in a more inclusive and positive light, he can lend an articulate and conscious voice for this generation’s struggles.
Mr. Hyphen is a brother who is not afraid to represent Asian Pacific Americans in all aspects of his life. Mr. Hyphen is a humble and committed leader within the community. I believe that I am actively pushing myself to embody all of these principles that are characteristics of Mr. Hyphen. We are the now and Mr. Hyphen is a vanguard to encouraging others to take hold of this responsibility.