Sitting in gratitude.
The month of November is a special one for The Bakla Show. Just a year ago, we signed up for our twitter account; and we are still in disbelief with the connections and opportunities it has presented us. We would never have dreamed of winning tickets to attend the 2011 GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards or even retweeted by NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance), but this and many more amazing connections have happened just within this past year.
And for certain, we did not realize how many community members would be willing to share their truths and create in this space when we first began this journey as a theatrical production five years ago. And we thank you all for building and nurturing this beautiful space with us.
I’m sure the cast and crew from the 2007 production can fill many days with stories about their experience deeply entrenched in workshops and rehearsals for the first Bakla Show. And we may revisit these opportunities for talk story in the future. But for now, we share insight into the work the producers were solidifying in November of 2006.
We have a few emails throughout the month of November dedicated to developing the official Bakla Show logo. Below is an early draft and another of an alternative logo initially under consideration.
We love our current logo. But who knows, maybe you’ll see these designs again. And there may be another opportunity to create new images within The Bakla Show context. What we do know from past experience: the possibilities are endless.