Written and Directed by Andrea Almario
Co-Directed by Aureen Almario

Bindlestiff Studio proudly brings Chasing Papeles to light, exploring the undocumented Filipina immigrant experience in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District

Bindlestiff Studio’s Chasing Papeles brings to light the largely hidden and unspoken experiences of undocumented Filipina immigrants. Through spoken word, music, movement, and shadow puppetry, Chasing Papeles vividly reflects on the hopes, dreams and disillusions of chasing the American Dream. Primarily set in a senior care home in the San Francisco SOMA district, Chasing Papeles presents the highly relevant experiences of undocumented immigrants in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District.

Written and directed by Andrea Almario as her thesis play at the UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, Chasing Papeles touches upon topics still incredibly pertinent to today’s American society and culture. Even more locally, recent cases of human trafficking, exploitation, and sexual assault of undocumented workers in the Bay Area offer a revealing glimpse into the underlying injustices and dangers that threaten undocumented immigrants  in the most unexpected corners.

Starring: Lynie Abadilla, Rose Almario, Akiko Aspillaga, Giancarlo Cariola, Amianan Daus-Magbual, Lauren Garcia, Soluna Ibarra-Tacdol, Edu Ibazeta, Felicia Jacobe, Johnny Nguyen, Sunshine Roque, Patrick Silvestre.

Production/Design Crew: Kimberley Acebo Arteche | Joel Cammarata | Alexis Dayers | James Dumlaom | Joyce Juan-Manalo | Darius Munoz | Dave Ragaza | Sunshine Roque | Laura Priscilla Paule | Ava Tong | Joyce Yin

Chasing Papeles opens on November 2, 2018 (FREE Community Preview Night, November 1) and runs through November 17, 2018; performances Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Saturday matinee at 3pm on November 17.

November 1 - 17, 2018
8PM | Thursday - Saturday
3PM |  November 17 (matinee)

November 1, Pay-what-you-can Community Preview Show @ 8pm.
November 3, Opening Weekend Reception, catered by local vendors immediately following performance.

$20 General • $15 Students/Seniors • $30 Support-the-Artists • $12 Group Rate (6 or more)

Showtimes that are At-Rush have sold out available pre-sale tickets. There may be available seats the day of the performance. Please arrive early at the box office to be added to the waitlist. 

Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Get your tickets now at bindlestiffstudio.org/chasingpapeles