February 26: Filipino American Performing Arts: An Afternoon with Bindlestiff Studio

Originally opened in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio became the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. Bindlestiff Studio provides the often under-served Filipino American community access to diverse offerings in theatrical productions, music and film festivals, workshops in directing, production, acting, stand-up comedy, and writing, as well as a children and youth theater program.

For the month of February, the Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group will host lectures by local community organizations invested in the Filipino/a American diaspora. Join us on February 26 for this presentation and for more information on how to get involved.

Our featured speaker is Aureen Almario, local educator, actor, producer, director and writer. She has been an artist in residence at Bindlestiff Studio for the past 11 years. Her past performances include Hermia in Pinoy Midsummer and Theresa in Ray Pamatmat's Thunder Above Deep Below. She has performed with FOB Troupe, Revival Arts Production, the Movement, and Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Arts. She is the co-founder of the all-female sketch comedy troupe, Granny Cart Gangstas. She is currently touring with Shadowlight Productions in Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic and will be co-directing the upcoming Tagalog Festival at Bindlestiff Studio. She will be performing at UC Berkeley with her sister Andrea Almario in Chasing Papeles this April 2016.

Event details
Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
341 Dwinelle, Level F/G