"The Castillo Theatre was established in 1984 by a collective of political activist/artists. Privately funded from the beginning, Castillo's work features improvisation, the works of the late Fred Newman and of German avant-gardist and Brecht protégé, Heiner Müller (among others), and youth productions. It serves as a multi-racial home for Black theatre, and since 2007, has enjoyed a producing partnership with Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre.
"Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf" opens at a funeral. Among the guests mourning are Malcolm X, Billie Holiday, and a black teenager, Yusuf Hawkins, who was brutally murdered by a white mob in 1989.
In his solo show, Aladdin Ullah reflects on the struggles of his immigrant parents, their determination to raise him Muslim in the poor housing projects of Spanish Harlem, and his determination to follow his own path.