John Caldon is Artistic Director of Guerrilla Rep and co-author of Aileen Clark’s autobiographical one-woman show “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Lost My Virginity,” playing a special engagement at the SF Playhouse in June 2010. Previous credits include “Third Eye: the b-side monologues” (playwright/co-director), Terrence Beswick’s critically acclaimed, award winning “hotshot” (director), and Beswick’s most recent play “Strings” (director), which opened the 2009 National Queer Arts Festival. With a background in theater production, John currently serves as Marketing & Special Events Manager for the War Memorial Performing Arts Center, and has worked with The Western Stage and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. John is a graduate of the SFSU Creative Writing program and has published opinion editorials with the San Francisco Chronicle, The Williams Institute at UCLA and the Huffington Post.
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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