Michelle Ferrer has a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in International Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. Michelle is a pinay educator/writer born in Manila, Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michelle has provided leadership development training to teen-age youth for the past eight years through both cultural and creative arts. She’s performed her poetry at APAture, Diwang Pinay, Bindlestiff Studios, and MACLA (San Jose). Michelle is a former teacher with PEP (Pin@y Educational Partnerships) and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Her most current works appear in Bunsen Burnt (Kearny Street Workshop) and the upcoming anthology Walang Hiya (Carayan Press).
The Bakla Show aims to educate, challenge, and encourage dialogue among and between different ethnic and sexually diverse communities by means of increasing the visibility of Filipino American LGBTQQI experience through theatrical performance.
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"Bindlestiff Studio - the only theater in the United States dedicated to the Filipino American experience - breaks new ground with the Bakla Show. With this series of short vignettes, the performance space notes to the coming-out-to-your-traditional-community quandary... Through the term Bakla used to refer primarily to effeminate gay Filipino men, the show presents a more inclusive portraiture of queerness. Traditional stereotypes get smacked down..."
Gluckstern, Bay Area Guardian, January 2007
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