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.

Stories High XVII

Bindlestiff Studio proudly presents Stories High XVII - the culmination of our long-running annual page-to-stage workshop series which opens Aug 31, thru Sept 16.

From the page to the stage, Stories High XVII features six one act plays:

Sounding Heartbeats by Sofia Chanco; directed by Melanie Elvena
Catching Feelings by Manny Cabrera; directed by Mary Grace Burns
Charlie Don't Die by Ed Mabasa; directed by Juan Berumen
The Reverie Technician by Thomas Paras; directed by Judith Ferrer
Common Ground by Lauren Lola; directed by Tim Berteaux
Choices by Caroline Calderon; co-directed by Christina Tolentino and Gabriel Manalang

WELGA

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Bindlestiff Studio presents WELGA

A Play by Conrad A. Panganiban
Directed by Aureen Almario

WELGA is a Filipino American coming-of-age story of a high school teen, Johnny Montalban, who's dreams of becoming a famous musician is met with the dream of his mother's for him to get his diploma first. Set in San Francisco's SoMA Neighborhood, the play not only deals with this clash of dreams, but also with today's educational system, community issues, and labor rights while being inspired by the Filipino agricultural workers who led the 1965 Delano Grape Strike.

October 6 - 21, 2017
(Community Preview on October 5)
Thurs - Sat 8pm

Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

$10 Students/Seniors
$15 General
$25 Support-the-Artists

Ticket and more information COMING SOON!

Sponsors:
California Arts Council
SF Grants for the Arts
San Francisco Arts Council
SOMA Stabilization Fund

Granny Cart Gangstas - Pussy Generation

"We're living in a pussy generation." - Clint Eastwood

PUSSY GENERATION features all-new, all-original sketches by the Granny Cart Gangstas. Expect nasty cat calls, Asian accent jokes, painful waxes, plenty of pop cultural references, miscarriages, and some political commentary thrown in for good measure. All delivered in GCG's bawdy, outrageous, and sometimes macabre brand of humor. It's like watching SNL on PMS at your Trump-loving lola's house.

Returning from their sold-out appearance at the 2017 SF Sketch Fest, the GRANNY CART GANGSTAS (Bad Fruit, Rise of the Red Dawn) is all-women, all-Asian-American sketch comedy troupe out of Bindlestiff Studio, the only Pilipino-run black box theater in the United States.

Thursday, 8/10 @ 8 pm
Friday, 8/11 @ 8 pm
Saturday, 8/12 @ 5 pm & 8 pm
$13 during the month of July - password: Plentyofpussy
$15 - $20 online (http://pussygeneration.bpt.me/)
$20 at the door if tickets are available, CASH ONLY

Aklasan Fest 2017 - August 5, 2017

The 4th annual Filipino American hardcore punk festival returns to the epicenter of Filipino arts and music, Bindlestiff Studio!
As always, Aklasan Fest is all ages and open to all.
8 pm / 10$

AninoKo (SF)
Moxiebeat (Riverside)
DeathGlam (Oakland)
Hafner (SF)
Saliva Tribe (SF)
Drama (SF)
KAH-PREH Formerly Known As Sludge-Sickle (SF)

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, Bryan Pangilinan, 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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