BLK HRS? Creative House of Cyrus Aaron
Cyrus Aaron? Storyteller.Playwright.Poet.Humanitarian
Chicago born, Chicagoland raised, Cyrus Aaron is the only child of a phenomenal Black woman by the name of Barbara. After graduating with a bachelors degree in Journalism from Michigan State University, Cyrus took his talents to New York City. He spent a few years as a resident artist for the Healing Arts Initiative and The Fortune Society while working in Hospitality & Dining full time to afford the city’s high cost of living. After five years, Aaron walked away from his salary to chase his dream.
In 2016 Aaron made his theatrical writing debut to great review. Aaron wrote, directed and produced SOMEDAY this pain will be useful to you — a vignette-style piece on the black experience and the psychological plight of bias and prejudice. SOMEDAY got the attention of designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, and Jean-Raymond commissioned Aaron to open his Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Week runway show — and the doors began opening from there.
Aaron’s unique talents as a writer allow him to create across mediums. Since his theatrical debut, he has held readings and workshops of two new plays (The Flea Theater, Wild Project Theater) — worked with major brands such as Lowe’s, Macy’s, EXPRESS and Yahoo! — contributed for Huff Post Black Voices, and held a reoccurring guest spot on iHeart Radio’s Fresh Pick Mondays. When he’s not writing, or leading his social empowerment campaign you can find him regularly performing around NYC with his sonic collective aptly titled The BLK HRS.
The Brooklyn based creator sees storytelling as a powerful tool and believes his artistic duty is to reflect the times, help steer the Black narrative and experience out of the margins and use words to build a bridge that connects us all to our humanity.
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