Alan S. Quismorio is currently serving as Bindlestiff Studio’s Artistic Director (Interim), Alan S. Quismorio functioned in a similar capacity with the Jon Sims Center (1999-2004) and the Asian American Theater Company (AATC) (2008-2010). He oversaw AlchemySF, the emerging playwrights program at the Jon Sims Center, where he developed new works by Bay Area playwrights Joe Besecker and Nicola Harwood, directed Harry C. Cronin’s critically-acclaimed “Dooley” and “Dark Matter”, and produced the award-winning staging of Joe Jennison’s “A Beautiful Man” (Best Comedy and Best of Fringe honors at the 2003 SF Fringe). Additional directorial credits include Alex Park’s “Macho Bravado” (AATC), Tom W. Kelly’s “Significant Others” (New Conservatory Theatre), and productions featured at the Bay One Act Festivals. He recently was affiliated with and managed the playwrighting division of GuyWriters (recipient of the 2010 SF Fringe Box Office Award). He has worked extensively in the SF Bay Area, with the Magic Theatre, Oakland Public Theatre, Brava! Women in the Arts, the Shotgun Players, and Word for Word. He is also an alumni of Crowded Fire Theater Company.
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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