From Page to Screen (and the Virtual Space)

For a school assignment, Nora conducts an interview via Zoom with her friend, Kiana, about what her life is like as an aswang. However, when some of Nora’s questions unknowingly trigger a dark memory for Kiana, she must decide whether or not to share it.

Content warning: mentions of domestic violence and murder

Directed by Laura Uyeki and Lauren Lola

Written by Lauren Lola

Produced by Lauren Lola

Starring Teresa Bocalan and Aureen Almario

Playwright’s Commentary: https://lolabythebay.wordpress.com/20…

Originally produced for Rainy Day Artistic Collective in February 2021

Copyright 2021 by Lauren Lola

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Rainy Day Artistic Collective Presents: “Not in Kansas.”

This virtual production was part of RDAC’s Halfway Historical One Act Festival (March 18-20, 2022).

“Not in Kansas” follows two PhD students from the Philippines studying in the United States in the early 1950’s. While making a trip down to New Orleans, they encounter the opposite of Southern hospitality at a rest stop in Mississippi. This story is inspired by a few of many experiences of my great aunt, who actually was confronted by a sheriff in the Jim Crow South, for drinking out of a colored only water fountain.

Playwright: Lauren Lola
Director: Cailin Chang
Starring: Cynthia San Luis (Estreya), Mirabel Miscala (Rosario), and Jim Haines (Sheriff)


RDAC is a digital (and eventually some projects in person) collaboration of performers looking to work together to amplify unheard artistic voices and create art together. Founded in 2020 by longtime friends and collaborators Jack Conley and Laura Uyeki.

Jump to 55:00 for “The Swan.”

Hello everyone, and welcome to Rainy Day’s third “Twisted Tales” performance. Thank you so much for coming, and don’t forget to donate if you can. 🙂

Venmo: @rainydayrevue

Paypal: http://paypal.me/rainydayrevue

CAST OF “THE SWAN”:

Stephanie Kamau as Aura

Roland Short IV as Elijah

Adrian Chamblee as David

A young woman with a genetically evolved, cognitive ability is transported to a secret island, for her protection. But upon learning the real forces in charge of the island, she steps up and leads a revolution to take action against inaction.

Based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Lola.

A young woman with a genetically evolved, cognitive ability is transported to a secret island, for her protection. But upon learning the real forces in charge of the island, she steps up and leads a revolution to take action against inaction.

Based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Lola.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Geoff Mays
Sonya: Hannah Ehman
Gian: Allan Michael Brunet

OFFICIAL SELECTION unKonference Short Film Festival 2020

Lauren Lola is a mixed Filipino-American writer based in San Francisco, CA. She has written a number of short fictions which you can read more about here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… From constantly writing and editing to balancing her work with a job, Lauren’s narrative gives us a glimpse into her life as an author.

We want to thank Cassie Rogers for doing the voiceover and Christianne Abella for being our actress!

Music: “La Tristesse de Rísa” by Singto Conley https://app.hellothematic.com/promo/2…

Thank you for letting us use your music!

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