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.

There's The Moon and Then There's You

When: May 28 - Jun 13 (Thurs - Sat); 8pm and 2pm Saturday matinees * Community preview and Ma'artes Festival May 29
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $10 - $20; Click here to purchase tickets...
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The play follows David Nguyen, an aspiring astronaut with an undiagnosed personality disorder. Freshly fired from his job at NASA, he comes home to his long-suffering wife, Mary, who has recently endured a devastating medical emergency. Their already strained relationship is further complicated by Mary’s younger brother, Caleb, who has special needs and requires around the clock care. What appears to be the worst day of their lives turns out to be a stroke of luck for David, who comes across a unique lottery that will give him a chance to travel to the moon. With the odds stacked against him, David tests the bounds of sanity and morality (and his marriage) to win a ticket. Whimsy and drama collide as the deeply-flawed characters come to realize that relationships aren’t rocket science…they are much more complicated.

She, Who Can See

When: May 15 at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA

She, Who Can See tells the story of a 4th generation Filipina American, and her struggles with her shamanic inheritance. Her world is turned upside down, disrupting her life and sanity when ancestral entities appear in her dreams and just about everywhere else.

part of ma'ARTES Pinoy Arts Festival 2015

Co-presented by API Cultural Center

Hedda Gabler

When: April 10-May 2 (Thurs-Sun) at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $12 - $25; Click here to purchase tickets...

Bindlestiff Studio presents Henrik Ibsen's classic play Hedda Gabler

Adapted by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Alan S. Quismorio and Aimee M. Espiritu

Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco's epicenter for Filipino American performing arts, presents Jon Robin Baitz's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic protofeminist play about the illusion of power among the social classes. Hedda Tesman, daughter of the late General Gabler, newly married and bored with both her marriage and life, is reunited with a past lover. This reignites a dormant spirit, setting into motion consequences as she attempts to influence a human fate for the first time. With Esperanza Catubig*, featuring Rose Almario, Ro Ambrosio Birco, Benjamin Couch, Julie Kuwabara, Alan S. Quismorio, and Earlena P. Somera.

This production is supported by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

* Member of Actors Equity

The Ladies & The Tramps

When: March 19-28 (Thurs-Sat) at 8pm
Location: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $10 - $25; Click here to purchase tickets...

From the women that brought you sold out shows, Rise of the Red Dawn and No Happy Endings, comes a new sketch-comedy show to commemorate Women's History Month. Granny Cart Gangstas and Bindlestiff Studio proudly present The Ladies and the Tramps.

Are the Granny Cart Gangstas ladies or tramps? Actually, it's all about being bosses. Watch as this troupe of outspoken, unabashed women own the stage with sketches that tackle sex, pop culture, and dating in the modern world. "Vag Save" illustrates how to save your best friend's vagina from creepy guys at the club. "OMG" ponders what you REALLY think about your friend's social media posts. In "Plan B," a fan-girl celebrity obsession hits too close to home. "Mom I'm in Love with a Hipster" skewers love and dating in SF when a daughter announces to her mother that she is in love[you guessed it] with a hipster. In "Psycho Siri," a group of girlfriends ponder the question, "Is Siri Vietnamese?" Everything is up for grabs in this uninhibited show.

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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