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Bindlestiff Studio presents BLENDER
Thick House
San Francisco, CA
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Bindlestiff Studio presents BLENDER
For the first time ever, theater artists Anthem Salgado (feature soloist from Brava Theater's "Me, Myself, and I" series) and Christina Miglino (Assistant Director to Erika Shuch's recent "Love Everywhere" project at San Francisco City Hall) combine forces to create a new work titled THREAD BARE.  Inspired by healing practices, this duo explores through movement and text, relationships and disintegration, disease and memory, and cures and forgiveness.

Also featuring performers from ACT WRITE!
Christina Ying, Greg Manalo, Josef Anolin, Liz Carey, Meldy Hernandez, Michael Greene, & Tonilyn Sideco

And special guest performance by the deliciously irreverent PHILIP HUANG


Anthem Salgado is a multi-disciplinary artist who has performed his original solo-theater creations on the stages of Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, and Kearny Street Workshop.  Bare Knuckle, his feature-length one-man show debuted at Brava Theater under the direction of Evren Odcikin, and he held the lead role in the play Friends written by Kobo Abe and directed Raelle Myrick-Hodges.  Salgado has presented his spoken word throughout the Bay Area, New York, Honolulu, and Manila.  As a literary artist, his fiction appears in the anthologies Field of Mirrors and I Saw My Ex at a Party.  He has given numerous workshops and regularly guest-lectures at San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco.  Salgado was awarded a Philippines Fulbright-Hays scholarship via Sonoma State University's North Bay International Studies Program, and was elected Young Leader of Color by Theatre Communications Group.

Christina Miglino is a dancer, actor, and choreographer in the Bay Area. She has performed in New York City with Rebudal Dance, and in San Francisco with the Erika Shuch Performance Project, Jessica Fudim's, the Dance Animals, Pearl Marill's PumpDance Theatre, SoShes Performance Collective and Sister Kate. She has choreographed for Killing My Lobster, a local sketch comedy crew and Kearny Street Thomassons Project. Currently, Christina runs a small dance space at Million Fishes Art Collective, her place of residency in the Mission District. Since living in the Bay, Christina has performed in many venues including, Counterpulse, Project Artaud, Intersection for the Arts, Traveling Jewish Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Victoria Theatre, ODC Theater, and Mama Calizo's Voice Factory.

Josef Masajiro Anolin is a stand-up comedian from Oakland California who got his start with Bindlestiff Studio in SF. He also has been known to DJ, collect comic books and other nerd paraphernalia, go to karaoke bars, and make random pop culture references during conversation. As you can tell by now, he is Filipino Japanese American. He loves his family and friends.

Liz Carey After a lifetime of transfers, Liz Carey now attends the University of San Francisco as an (ex-business major gone soft) communication studies major, as well as an amateur actor where she will debut in her first performance for ACT WRITE! She was born and based in the Bay Area, however grew up as a traveler and investigator of the world. In her free time, Liz is an avid magic-mic karaoke connoisseur as well as a notorious guess-and-check method cook.

Irene Faye Duller As a founding and performing member of the Pilipino poetry performance poetry group 8th Wonder and the Rhapsodistas (all women interdisciplinary hip hop group) Irene has performed nationally and internationally at colleges, universities, black boxes and main stages. She is at the core, a writer whose words exist best on stage.  Her latest collaborative performance projects include: Pinay Stories, Intersection of the Arts' Hybrid Project, and Kularts presents Kul Like That- Matcha edition at the SF Asian Art Museum. In Spring of 2008, as part of the 10th Annual Pilipino Post-Modern Performance Project and at the Kearny Street Workshop's Aperture Festival in Fall 2008, Irene debuted HOW TO SKYWALK with ALITAPTAP her first solo work.  

Meldy Hernandez is Pinay writer, performer, public health nurse/artist who believes in the power of stories to promote health.  Her work mixes storytelling and dance to explore the global/human connection and the body's ability to thrive. She has performed at various venues in Spain, West Africa, and the United States.  In San Francisco, she has rocked the stages at the Marsh, Stage Werx, and Off-Market theater. Check out RN Hernandez's firs solo show, "Nursing In Timbuktu" at a community theater near you this summer.

Gregory Manalo has had a love affair with theater since 1997. He is a member of the prolific theater group Brothers Keeper and a long time performing artist at Bindlestiff Studio, the epicenter for Pilipino performing arts. Gregory attributes most of his movement background to the Visayan Style Corto Kadena Eskrima System founded by the late master teacher Maestro Sonny Umpad. When he's not performing you can also find him at his day job as a filmmaker for Manalo Cinematic. Gregory would like to thank Anthem for providing the space and leadership through the process, everyone in the Act Write workshop, his parents, family and friends and most of all Ms. Gemma Calderon for her unconditional love and support and challenging him to be better. Thank you.

Tonilyn A. Sideco is a heartworker, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, performing artist and native San Franciscan. Dedicated to inspiring systemic social change, Toni enjoys breaking people out of their idleness through her music, community theater, and filmmaking with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project. Recently, she was able to share her queer pilipin@ pride  in "Translations," a play that debuted at the 2009 National Queer Arts Festival. He has also performed her original songs at Come Together (a benefit for hate crime survivor, Richmond Jane Doe), Snappy Hour (Mama Calizo's Voice Factory's one-month residency at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), BLISS Weekend (a national annual gathering of women of color and their allies in Palm Springs), and at Alive n Kickin (a FUNKraiser for Bindlestiff Studio, S.F.)

Christina Ying is a Bay Area native and currently works in youth advocacy with the Glide Memorial Foundation. Christina is a dancer first and everything else second. She started her theatre endeavors with Kularts in 2002 and then continued her art with Bindlestiff Studio. Through Bindlestiff she has been able to direct, produce, choreograph, act, and sing. She continues to be a resident artist with Bindlestiff and hopes to expand her skill set and continue to make great art.



Thick House
1695 18th Street @Arkansas
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
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Wheelchair Accessible: No


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