Sarita Ocón is a visual and performance artist, educator and activist. Sarita recently collaborated with ShadowLight Productions on the world premiere of Ghosts of the River, a new multidisciplinary shadow work by Octavio Solis. She has had the fortunate opportunity to work with a number of theatrical ensembles and companies in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland. Theatrical credits include performances with Teatro Visión, ShadowLight Productions, Bindlestiff Studio, the Hybrid Performance Experiment collective (HyPE) performing guerrilla theatre on BART trains and public spaces, City Solo, Galería de la Raza, The Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco Summer Theater Festival, Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences, Stanford Summer Theater, and The Public Theater NY / Stanford Drama. She is currently working with Cal Shakes as an understudy for the world premiere of The Pastures of Heaven by Octavio Solis.
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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