Romeo Ferrer, Jr. made his debut working with Bindlestiff Studio with the 2010 production of The Bakla Show. Romeo studied Vocal Jazz Performance at San Jose State and Stanford Universities during Summer Jazz Intensive Programs. In high school, he starred in productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, and Bye, Bye Birdie and was recognized by the American Musical Theater of San Jose. Entering his undergraduate studies, he took a hiatus from the stage until this year, performing at UC Berkeley’s 34th Annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN), where he also served as the Publicity and Marketing Head. he is currently serving as the Co-Chair person of the Western Regional LGBTQIA College Conference 2011, once of the largest queer conferences on the west coast. Romeo is an incoming transfer student at UC Berkeley as a Political Science and Media Studies double major.
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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