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.

Mommy Queerest

When: Aug 29-30 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $25-$40; Click here to purchase tickets.

After selling out a 6-week extended premier run at the Exit Theatre, Guerrilla Rep and Bindlestiff Studio proudly presents a limited two-night engagement of "Mommy Queerest" August 29 and August 30.

Mommy Queerest begins with young teenaged Kat having her earth shattered when she
realizes that she and her mother are both lesbian. Too bad her mom hasn't figured it out yetdespite the fact she's been living with her partner since Kat was six years old! After a spectacularly failed attempt to share this epiphany with her mom, Kat lurches through her own teenage sexploration with guys and girls, trying to figure out how she fits in with her family, community and self. After a decade of attempting to educate this wayward parent about what it means to be lesbian, she discovers there is still a thing or two she can learn from her mom.

Bad Asians: A Comedy Showcase

When: Aug 9 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $15; Click here to purchase tickets.

Are you the one who knock-knocks?

If you are, you just might be bad enough for the BAD ASIANS comedy showcase. Presented by API Cultural Center, Bindlestiff Studio, and The Colossal Show on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, Bad Asians is featuring the baddest Asians of them all: Asian Comics.

"Bad Asian" is a term used playfully and condescendingly when an Asian Pacific Islander (API) American person fails to live up to preconceived notions of what it means to be Asian. What is a "good" Asian, and what is a "bad" Asian?" How "bad" can you really be? Resisting these tropes of obedient sons and daughters who grow up to be doctors/lawyers/engineers, these API comics are NOT in the "model minority" business. They are in the entertainment business (and perhaps there's nothing more "heinous" than that). Your best course may be to tread lightly around this line-up of hilarious provocateurs and troublemakers, headlined by comedian Kevin Shea (seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Jimmy Kimmel Live) and hosted by The Colossal Show's own Imran G and David Nguyen.

The Guerrillas of Powell Street

When: Jul 11 - Aug 2 (Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm)
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $10 - $20 (Group of 5: $65); Click here to purchase tickets.

Bindlestiff Studio presents the world premiere of the English translation of

THE GUERRILLAS OF POWELL STREET
by Rody Vera
based on Benjamin Pimentel's novel 'Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street' (The Guerrillas of Powell Street), winner of the 2007 National Book Award for fiction in Manila.
directed by Pablo Bautista

Fifty years after they fought alongside the Americans during World War II, Filipino veterans in the twilight of their lives find themselves in a cable car station in Powell Street. They are thousands of miles away from home, instead of "sitting under a mango tree, drinking beer and eating sitsaron" they wait vainly for the benefits promised to them. They all share a common desire; the chance for their body to be buried in their homeland.

Watch a video: Meet the cast of "The Guerillas of Powell Street".

The Bakla Show 3

When: Jun 12 - Jun 28 8pm (Thurs - Sat)
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $10 - $20; Click here to purchase tickets.

The Bakla Show 3 seeks to explore the textured and multidimensional experiences of LGBTQ/GNC F/Pilipin@ youth struggles, hardships and turmoil and to bring to the forefront the celebrations, joy and love. The 2010 production The Bakla Show 2: Myths Retold, Realities Unfold showcased sketches that went on to garner numerous awards and accolades, including: Edgar Poma's "Tude and Gratitude" which, as part of Eat Our Shorts, was recognized with the SOLD OUT! Award for outstanding box office performance at the SF Fringe Festival 2010; and Emmanuel Romero's "Viewer Discretion Advised (Tape 96)" which was adapted by Drew Stephens into a much-lauded short film (Best Fest Short Program LGBT Film Festival, Audience Award San Francisco Scary Cow Film Screening, Best Short Cinema St. Louis Q Fest, nominated Best Short Barcelona Int'l LGBT Film Festival).

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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