Flipside: A Night of 2 One Acts
Dang Dang Kids
Written by Ermena Vinluan | Directed by Louie Pascasio
Featuring: Aimee Algas, Irene Barquin, Kofi Darku, Dan Finley, Cora Lat, Evelyn Masbaum, Cecilia Mequi and Anthony Shy
A story of Filipino and Afro-Filipino American family set in 1972 San Francisco. Gemma is a college student at Berkeley who revels in the music and politics of the 70s at the height of the anti-Vietnam movement. Her brand of politics however comes in conflict with her mother and her aunties who were war brides of a bygone era who look at MacArthur as their savior. The Vietnam war comes home in the person of Alex and Buddy, Gemma’s brother and Afro-Filipino cousin who are casualties of war bringing with them ugly truths of the battlefield and racial hostilities. However brutal, the war brings the family a mixed blessing of new-found courage, consciousness and grace.
Written by Jennifer Asidao, Steven Baz, Lani Montreal, & Allan Sargan
Directed by Alan Sargan
Featuring: Audrey Briones, Bert Matias, Fanny Moy, Michaelle Pureza & Louie Sison
Four immigrants are waiting for their citizenship interview at the INS. Each one coming from a history distinct on its own and dealing with their own decisions and internal introspections into how they came to this point in their struggle to be who they are and who they want to be in America. As their interaction grows, each one reveals a story finding common struggles and different attitudes about being Filipino and what being American means to them.
Written by Ruth Palileo | Directed by Daisy Castro
Four women exchange candid comparisons of who gets to adopt the best child from yet another impoverished third world country.
- WIDC Theater, Preston Bradley Center, Chicago
Oct 28 – Nov 21, 1999