The Bakla Show
Bindlestiff Studio is proud to present the first ever BAKLA SHOW! The bakla or gay male in the Philippines is mostly stereotyped and ridiculed as the campy effeminate crossdresser or hairdresser. Bindlestiff's production takes a more inclusive view by bringing the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, downe and transgender artists to the forefront. Filled with poignant, provocative and hilarious stories, the Bakla Show challenges preconceived notions of what it means to be Filipina/o, American and queer. Vignettes include a Filipino style debut that takes on a new meaning of "coming out" to a futuristic story about a robotic mail order husband who isn't quite what he seems. Join Bindlestiff Studio as we celebrate the struggles, joys and love of being bakla.
SHOW TIMES AND DATES:
January 18-20 and 25-27
Doors open at 7:30PM, show begins at 8PM
Bindlestiff Studio, 505 Natoma St. at 6th, San Francisco
$10 -15 sliding scale at the door, $15 on brownpapertickets.com
Please call (415) 255-0440 to make a reservation or to volunteer. Tickets can also be purchased at brownpapertickets.com
About Bindlestiff Studio:
Established in 1997, Bindlestiff Studio is the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. Bindlestiff Studio provides the often under-served Filipino American community access to diverse offerings in theatrical productions, music and film festivals, workshops in directing, production, acting, stand-up comedy, and writing, as well as a children and youth theater program. For more information, please visit our website at www.bindlestiffstudio.org.
505 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|