OUR MISSION: Bindlestiff Studio cultivates artists who reflect and celebrate the diverse values, traditions, and histories of Pilipino and Filipino American cultures through bold artistic expression and community engagement.

The Ladies & The Tramps

When: March 19-28 (Thurs-Sat) at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $10 - $25; Click here to purchase tickets...

From the women that brought you sold out shows, Rise of the Red Dawn and No Happy Endings, comes a new sketch-comedy show to commemorate Women's History Month. Granny Cart Gangstas and Bindlestiff Studio proudly present The Ladies and the Tramps.

Are the Granny Cart Gangstas ladies or tramps? Actually, it's all about being bosses. Watch as this troupe of outspoken, unabashed women own the stage with sketches that tackle sex, pop culture, and dating in the modern world. "Vag Save" illustrates how to save your best friend's vagina from creepy guys at the club. "OMG" ponders what you REALLY think about your friend's social media posts. In "Plan B," a fan-girl celebrity obsession hits too close to home. "Mom I'm in Love with a Hipster" skewers love and dating in SF when a daughter announces to her mother that she is in love[you guessed it] with a hipster. In "Psycho Siri," a group of girlfriends ponder the question, "Is Siri Vietnamese?" Everything is up for grabs in this uninhibited show.

Hedda Gabler

When: April 10-May 2 (Thurs-Sun) at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $12 - $25; Click here to purchase tickets...

Bindlestiff Studio presents Henrik Ibsen's classic play Hedda Gabler

Adapted by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Alan S. Quismorio and Aimee M. Espiritu

Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco's epicenter for Filipino American performing arts, presents Jon Robin Baitz's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic protofeminist play about the illusion of power among the social classes. Hedda Tesman, daughter of the late General Gabler, newly married and bored with both her marriage and life, is reunited with a past lover. This reignites a dormant spirit, setting into motion consequences as she attempts to influence a human fate for the first time. With Esperanza Catubig*, featuring Rose Almario, Ro Ambrosio Birco, Benjamin Couch, Julie Kuwabara, Alan S. Quismorio, and Earlena P. Somera.

This production is supported by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

* Member of Actors Equity

Bindlestiff Studio Co-presenting at CAAM Fest 2015

When: March 15 & 17
Location: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA

Bindlestiff Studio is proud to co-present two evocative films at CAAM Fest 2015: STORM CHILDREN: BOOK ONE and TNT (Always on the Run).

Both films explore themes of dislocation and survival, whether from a devastating natural disaster or a dream deferred.

Bindlestiff Studio is Hiring

Bindlestiff Studio is a non-profit arts organization with a 99-seat performing arts venue located in downtown San Francisco. Established in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio is the longest-running black-box theater in SoMa (South of Market Area), and since 2000, it has been an epicenter of Filipino American performing arts as the only permanent, community-based theater dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists.

Bindlestiff Studio is currently looking for the following positions:
Managing Director - Job Description
Artistic Director - Job Description

Maraming Salamat to our Supporters...

WE CAN'T DO WHAT WE DO WITHOUT YOU!
We would like this opportunity to thank all our VOLUNTEERS, ARTISTS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS, DONORS and FUNDERS for their invaluable support this past year. Without you, we cannot exist.

INDIEGOGO DONORS
Special thanks to those who contributed to our Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for our THUNDERS ABOVE, DEEPS BELOW production. Big love to you from our cast & crew...

Hero/Heroine ($1000)
MICHAEL DORADO

Lady/Lord ($50)
CHAZ BELOV
CONRAD PANGINIBAN

Redeemer ($25)
MELANIE ESPINUEVA
YAEL VILLAFRANCA
WESLEY UEUNTEN

AND BIG LOVE ALSO TO...!
AAPIP Lunar Giving Circle
Arkipelago Books
Bayanihan Community Center
Jocelyn de Leon & Home Elements Supply
Michael Dorado
Dino Ignacio & Nina DeTorre Ignacio
Leveraging Investments in Creativity
Mission Hiring Hall/SOMEC
National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development (NCAPACD)
Northern California Grantmakers
Presidio Trust
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
South-of-Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN)
SoMa Community Stabilization Fund
UC Berkeley APASDO
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
The Zellerbach Family Foundation

The following are the wonderful supporters who donated to adopted Bindlestiff Studio through our Adopt-A-Theater program. Maraming Salamat to you all...!

Adopted a GREEN ROOM ($5000)
Jocelyn de Leon & Home Elements Supply, Dino Ignacio

Adopted a MEDIA LAB ($1000)
Judith Ferrer, Chuck Lacson & Judith Kuwabara, Aaron Niles, Rachel Rehmet

Adopted a STAGE ($500)
Marc Abrigo, The Brothers of Chi Rho Omicron (XPO), Michael Dorado, Kappa Psi Epsilon, Luna Salaver, Myra Sumaraga, Jasmine Ty, Yuriko Walker, Goff Wernher, Michael Yoshida, Young Filipino Professional Association (YFPA)

Adopted a TECH BOOTH ($250)
Robert Aboyme, Ernesto Andrade, Esperanza Catubig, Dianne Aquino Chui, Melanie Espinueva, Hiroko Margesson, Susan Monserrate, PAWA INC., Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

Adopted a CHAIR ($100)
Michael Alarcon, Andrea Almario, Sean Aloise, Ingrid Aquino, Arkipelago Books, Melvign Badiola, Tiffany Basa, Thomas Boles, Ann Borja, Maria Boydon, Catherine-Mercedes Brilliantes Judge, Don and Lourdes C. Burgio, Charleen Caabay, Manny Cabrera, Keith Calara, Gemma Calderon, John Caldon, Dianne Aquino Chui, Richelle Cynowa, Alexis Dayers, Tatiana Dayers, Chris Durazo, Rupert Estanislao, Tiffany Estrellado, Constance Ford, Luis Francia, Eric Fructuoso, Lori-Ann Gertsonson DC, Wernher Goff, Jeremiah Guerin, Guerrilla Rep, Jonathan Ho, Eugenia Hurlburt, Tony Kelly, Jennifer Lau, Janice Lee, Wayne Barcelon, Jonathan Lisan, Olivia Malabuyo, Juslyn Manalo, Manuel Lawrence, Hiroko Margesson, Jennifer McNulty, Benny Menor, Ryan Morales, Eunice Nuval, Allen Ocampo, Miguel Ortiz, Chelo Pallas, Bryan Pangilinan, Alleluia Panis, Teresita Paynor, Maritza Penagos, Ranger Rick Penn, Johanna Poethig, Alan Quismorio, Todd Regaza, LA Renigen, Barbaa Reyes, Gayle Romasana, Emmanuel Romero, Jonas San Buenaventura, Patrick Silvestri, John and Alma Sullivan, Myra Sumaraga, Eileen Tabios, Anthony Tagudar, Nellie Cruz Taha, Ava Tong, USF Kasamahan, Lorna Velasco, Steve and Carol Villano, Nicole Maxali Villanueva, Donald Wood, Keiko Yosia, Takahashi Yoshida, Susanna Yu

Here are the illuminating folks who helped us with our "I'm From Bindlestiff" Program to purchase our lighting instruments:
"I'M FROM BINDLESTIFF" DONORS
Marc Abrigo, Jason Agar, Perry Alido, Rima Anosa, Aureen Almario, Michell Arellano, Christine Balance, M. Bautista, Jason Buonopane, Charleen Caabay, Robert Casipe, Renolito Chui, Melissa Cruz, Richelle Cynowa, Jocelyn de Guia, Alison DelaCruz, Grace Duenas, Isidoro Dumuk, Chrystene Ells, Liza Erpelo, Luis & Midori Francia, Audrey Galeon, Daniel Gonzales, Dr. Theo Gonzalves, "I Don't Care" Productions, Dino Ignacio, Nina Del Torre Ignacio, Kennedy Kabasares, Claire Light, Melissa Maria Isabel Lopez, Linda Mach, Wendy Morton, Ron Muriera, Nathaniel Nevado, Eunice Nuval, Conrad Panganiban, Alane Parsons, Maritza Penagos, Margarita Peralta, Sarah Pooner, Cang Quach, Ron Ramos, Homer Rabara, Rachel Rehmet, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Siwaraya "Kit" Rochanahusdin, Bernie Rosquites, Kristen Sajonas, Anthem Salgado, Ellen Sandor, Lolan Sevilla, Andrew Stephens, Manolo Stephens, Valerie Soe, John & Alma Manalo Sullivan, Bernadette Sy, Anthony Tagudar, Robynn Takayama, Ava Tong, Shane Ushijima, Nicole Maxali Villanueva, Christina Ying, Vicki Zabarte,
David Ziganay, Rose Zimmerman

SPECIAL THANKS TO Jim Schelstrate and Holzmueller Productions

PREVIOUS DONORS
Robert Aboyme, Sean Aloise, Ernesto Andrade, Ann Borja, Angelica Cabande, Herna Cruz, Dianne Aquino Chui, Richelle Cynowa, Jocelyn de Leon, Tatiana Dayers, Michael Dorado, Melanie B. Espinueva, Liza Erpelo, Kennedy Kabasares, kain'bigan, Tony Kelly, Janice Lee, Jennifer Lau, Juslyn Manalo, Geri Nuval (My Boudoir Lingerie), Conrad Panganiban (in memory of BJ Alisago), Alleluia Panis (KULARTS), Vinay Patel, Alan S. Quismorio, Emmanuel Romero, Luna Salaver, Sean San Jose, Alma & John Sullivan, Ava Tong, Ruth Virata, Jeff Weik, Keiko Takashi Yoshida, Yato Yoshida, Susanna Yu

SPECIAL THANKS & LOVE TO...
Bernadette Sy & the Bayanihan Community Center
Angelica Cabande & the South-Of-Market-Community Action Network (SOMCAN)
Don Marcos & the Filipino Cultural Center
Artists Jocelyn de Leon
Artists Dino Ignacio
Journalist Benjamin Pimentel
Artists Yato Yoshida

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