Lyrics from Lockdown

Written and performed by Bryonn Bain

Directed by Gina Belafonte.

“Who could this be? Believe it or not it’s just ME and believe or not I’m just WE”

This unbelievably true story begins when Brooklyns own hip hop theater innovator and spoken word champion, Bryonn Bain (60 Minutes, The Village Voice, BETs My Two Cents), is wrongly imprisoned in NYC jails  while studying law at Harvard.  Weaving together the voices of over 40 characters into a one-man tour de force, Lyrics From Lockdown, is a groundbreaking multimedia production with a live band and video DJ, fusing hip hop, theater, spoken word poetry, rhythm and blues, calypso and classical music, to tell a provocative story exposing racial profiling and wrongful incarceration in a nation imprisoning more people than any other in the world.

January 26, 2016 – February 25, 2017

Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 9pm, and Saturdays at 8pm


Bryonn Bain

And Musicians


To make our work accesible to everyone in the community, every Thursday night is Pay-What-You-Can night. Just show up before 7:30 to get on the list.

“One of the leading minds of his generation, Bain speaks his truth with power we desperately need to hear.”

Cornel WestScholar/Activist & Philosopher.


Angela DavisActivist/Scholar & Author.

“The world needs to see how Bryonn Bain’s Lyrics From Lockdown carries the tradition of joining art and activism as an instrument for justice”

Harry BelafonteExecutive producer; World Premiere