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.


GO OUT DURING THE WEEK! ALL SHOWS are $30 (or $15 with half price code INFINITE), BYOB, only 80 min, and Intermission-Free (like a film)!
MON, June 19th (Preview Show; 8pm)
TUE, June 20th (8pm)
WED, June 21st (7 AND 9pm)
THUR, June 22nd (7 AND 9pm)
FRI, June 23rd (7 AND 9pm)
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Join us in the heart of San Francisco's Filipino Heritage District as we see three short stories from playwrights of the Virgin Lab Fest come to life in TAGALOG 2017.

Visconde Carlo Vergara ’s Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady (How I Came to be the Leading Lady) Sisters Mely and Viva turn a small grudge Into a battle between good and evil. Directed by Allan S. Manalo

Dominique Beatrice La Victoria's Ang Bata sa Drum (The Child in the Drum) A young brother and sister ponder life and chickens. Directed by Joe Cascasan

Vincent A. DeJesus’ Changing Partners A torch musical that explores the alchemy of relationships and questions the nature of fidelity and the complex issues partners face regardless of gender. Directed by Aureen Almario & Tonilyn A. Sideco and musical director Rhoda Gravador

*with Supertitles

Stories High XVII Workshops

Stories High XVII Workshops Are Back!

Stories High returns for its 17th installment! Bindlestiff's longest-running production series once again nurtures work from page to the stage, culminating in our fully-staged production in August 24 - Sept2. We are thrilled to have Bindlestiff alum Christina Ying as this year's Writing Workshop facilitator. More BindleAlums will team up to facilitate the Acting Workshop, Melvign Badiola and Jed Parsario. And Li-Leng Au returns for her second year as our Directing Workshop facilitator.

All experience levels are welcome! If you've ever dreamed of writing, acting, or directing for stage, this is your opportunity to learn in a safe and nurturing environment by seasoned artists.

Writing Workshop: Meets every Sunday, May 28 - July 9, 11am-2pm. Note: July 11 session moved to Saturday, July 10, 11am-2pm. Location Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, SF, CA, 94103

Acting Workshop: Meets every Monday, June 5 - July 10, 6:30pm - 9:30pm. July 12, 6pm - 10pm. Auditions July 15, 1pm. Location TBD.

Directing Workshop: July 1 -2, 12pm - 6pm; July 8 - 9, 12pm - 6pm. Location TBD.

Tuition for each course: $100-$250, sliding scale. (Limited number of tuition waivers available for those in need and residents/community workers of SOMA).

To sign-up please email storieshigh@bindlestiffstudio.org

Call for Auditions for Tagalog 2017

Call for Auditions for Tagalog 2017

Tagalog is on its 2nd year and Bindlestiff is looking for 9 performers who are able to commit to rehearsals in May and June and a three week run in July.

1 Male in their 20's-30's -- Non-Tagalog speaking okay
1 Males in their 20's to early 30's --Tagalog speaker preferred, must prepare song for audition
1 Male in their late 30's and early 40's -- Tagalog speaker preferred, prepare a song for audition
1 Male in 18-early 20's --Tagalog speaker preferred, can play a young boy
1 Female 18-ealry 20's --Tagalog speaker preferred, can play a young girl
1 Female in their 20's to early 30's --Tagalog speaker preferred, must prepare song for audition
3 Females 20's to early 40's --Tagalog speaker preferred

Auditions April 1st 12pm to 5pm
Call Backs April 2nd 12pm to 5pm

Where: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th street at Howard. Street parking only. Meters enforced on Saturday.
Call: Open Call. Appointments recommended
Prepare: One 1-minute monologue. One short song.
Performances: Tagalog 2017 will be performed at Bindlestiff Studio Thursday thru Saturday at 8pm, opening on July 13th and closing on the 29th with possible matinee dates.

Lorna Velasco lorna.velasco@gmail.com
Joyce Juan-Manalo jjmanalo@gmail.com

Maraming Salamat to our Supporters...

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.

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)

Lady/Lord ($50)

Redeemer ($25)

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:
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, Bryan Pangilinan, 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

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

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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