currently lives on a small ranch in northern California. She happily writes her stories in an armchair meant for sleeping. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts and co-founded CCA’s graduate literary arts journal, Eleven Eleven. Her written work has been featured in numerous venues and publications, most recently in the upcoming anthology, Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling Borders in Literature and Art, Field of Mirrors: An Anthology of Philippine American Writers, Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice, and Litquake San Francisco’s Literary Festival. Her theater/film/music work has been featured on National Public Radio, Houston Asian American Music Festival, San Francisco Asian American Jazz Festival, Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the Gene Siskel Center for Film.
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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