A. Samson Manalo is also known as Allan Manalo when he is not trying to sound important. He is a writer/director/standup comic who has mastered the art of delusional artistic ambition for over 45 years, after bravely escaping his mother’s womb. He is the former and current Artistic Director of Bindlestiff Studio and a future client at the Mandaluyong Mental Institute. He will gladly accepts gifts of pants.
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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