UP NEXT: silbihan

silbihan investigates the (dis)connections between mothers and daughters of the diaspora through the lens of religion versus spirituality – centered on the daughters’ discovery of the babaylan. This work was originally envisioned and cultivated through the Performing Diaspora 2016 Residency at CounterPulse; original collaborators include Baltazar Jonnel Dasalla, Del Medoff, Jack Beuttler, JoAnna Ursal, Joshua Icban, and Solitaire Miguel.

co-presented by Bindlestiff Studio
sponsored by API Cultural Center

Friday, May 12th @ 8pm
Saturday, May 13th @ 2pm + 8pm

185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
> Students/Seniors: $15
> General Admission: $20
> Support the Artist/At The Door: $25



Bay Area-based interdisciplinary artist committed to truth and change 


writing workshop series

silbihan is a multimedia dance theatre piece that seeks to reflect on personal experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters and their migrant mothers from the womb to present day. This week-long curation* includes a writing workshop series led by three uniquely pinay storytellers, a community open mic centered on the theme of "silbihan," and will culminate in SAMMAY's performance work of silbihan - all leading up to Mother's Day 2017. 

1 Workshop: $25
Full Series / 3 Workshops: $60

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KAT EVASCO // monday, may 8th @ 7-9pm

Kat Evasco is writer, stand up comedian, and performance artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Evasco is best known for her touring autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest, co-written and directed by John Caldon. Evasco currently serves as the Chief Dream Director at The Future Project and as the Artistic Director of Guerrilla Rep. Evasco is a recipient of the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant, NextGen Art Professional Development Grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant. She holds a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.

Website: http://katevascolive.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evaskat
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katevasco
Instagram & Snapchat: @evaskat


delina patrice brooks // tuesday, may 9th @ 7-9pm

Delina Patrice Brooks is a multi-disciplinary artist, and Founder & Director of DelinaDream Productions. Brooks is a two-time Isadora Duncan “Izzie” Award nominee (“Beauty, The Beast: A Dance-Theater Production”, 2009 and “An Open Love Letter to Black Fathers”, 2016). She has been presented by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Youth Speaks, The Black Choreographers Festival, La Pena Cultural Center, and the University of Wisconsin: Madison’s Filipino American Student Organization among others. She joined Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Living Word Project in 2004, during its inter/national touring choreopoem, “Scourge” and has since performed with Zap Mama, Nas & Damian Marley, ASE Dance Theatre Collective, City Circus (“And If We Shadows” & “Echo’s Reach”), African American Shakespeare Company (“Cinderella”), Cherrie Moraga’s Cihuatl Productions (“A New Fire”), Willows Theater (“Hair, The Musical”) and Campo Santo (Superheroes and Babylon is Burning).

Website: http://www.delinadream.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delinapatrice
Instagram: @delinadream


aimee suzara // wednesday, may 10th @ 7-9pm

Aimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, and performer whose mission is to create poetic and theatrical work about race, gender, and the body to provoke dialogue and social change. Suzara has graced stages nationally, from Florida to Washington with her dynamic spoken word. Her debut poetry book, SOUVENIR (WordTech Editions 2014), a Willa Award Finalist, was lauded as “a powerful meditation on history and the legacies of race, family and identity” (David Mura), and her poems appear in numerous collections, including Phat’itude and Kartika Review. Her performance work has been supported by YBCAway Award, National Endowment for the Arts; selected for the One Minute Play Festival, APAture, and the Utah Arts Festival; and staged at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, CounterPULSE, and others. Luis J Rodriguez has said, “Aimee Suzara is a deep chronicler of our hopes, dreams, pains, and future. We need these poems more than ever.”

Website: https://aimeesuzara.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aimee-Suzara-146731845337825/
Twitter: @aimeesuzara


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