Ruby Ibarra Celebrates Filipino American Women in “Us” Music Video – For YOMYOMF, I shine a light on rapper Ruby Ibarra’s empowering music video for her song, “Us.”
CSUEB alumna co-writes SF production – The Pioneer‘s Sierra Perales talks to Thomas Paras and I about Bindlestiff Studio’s upcoming production of “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon.”
The Geek Show 2: BindleCon – I received a shout out as the This Filipino American Life podcast help promote “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon” on their website.
Asian American Broadway Actors Join the Cast of NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!– For YOMYOMF, I briefly highlight the two Asian American Broadway actors who’ve recently announced as cast members of NBC’s upcoming East Sunday live broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Bindlestiff Studio Presents THE GEEK SHOW 2: BINDLECON– For YOMYOMF, I present the official press release for the theatre production I’m currently serving as a writer and marketing coordinator for.
I’m writing a day ahead of my weekly blog post with a very special announcement. As I have briefly indicated in previous blog posts, I’m currently involved in the making of the upcoming second iteration of “The Geek Show.” For those who need a refresher, “The Geek Show” is both a love letter and critique to contemporary geek culture; explored by way of sketch comedy, dramatic pieces, and other mediums appropriate for the stage. Continue reading “Special Friday Post: Announcing “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon””
I don’t know about anyone else, but this year came and went uneasily fast. Now it wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for everything that has happened throughout the past eleven months, and it also doesn’t help that I just generally feel exhausted and not myself at this time of year. But with the fact that not only is the year about to close out, but also that two days ago marked four years since the establishment of this blog, it’s only right that I close the year out with my annual year in review. Continue reading “4 Years of Lola By the Bay/ 2017 Year in Review”
A year ago, I spoke of how I was ready to do creative collaborations. I even spoke of the ones that have already started happening then. Merging into the first quarter of 2017, I learned quite a bit about what it means to collaborate, as well as creating guidelines for myself to abide by; particularly when it came to projects where it was evident that they would not work out. Now, with a few weeks remaining of the year, I look back on the collaborations that have happened. Continue reading “Looking Back and Forward at Collaborations”
“Stories High XVII” is currently playing at San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio. This annual showcase brings together the talents of the hard work of everyone who had participated in the series of writing, acting, and directing workshops leading up to this creative collaboration. Six one-act plays are featured in this year’s rendition, and I’m happy to say that for the very first time, I am the writer for one of them: “Common Ground.”
As I mentioned when I first announced that this would be happening, “Stories High” was the very first show I saw at Bindlestiff Studio. To have a play featured in it this year is not only an honor, but it’s also a full circle coming into fruition. While I will have seen the show by the time this blog post is published, at the time of writing, I’ve yet to see “Common Ground” in its fully developed form. Despite that, similar to when I provided commentary on my writing for “The Geek Show,” today I want to go in depth on the conceptualization and development that went into writing “Common Ground.” Continue reading “Playwright’s Commentary: “Common Ground””
If there’s one thing that I didn’t expect going into this year is that I would begin to broaden my scope as a storyteller and as a writer, as I’ve merged into the world of script writing. While it hasn’t been a whole lot, it’s at a scale already where what I write in that medium is already seeing results. I’ve done some occasional script writing growing up, and up until this year, the most recent credit to my name without ever having to lift a finger was an adaptation a family friend did of one of my chapters from A Moment’s Worth. This is a path that I’ve had every intent on taking down the line, and I’m so glad I’m already getting on that. Continue reading “Thoughts About Script Writing”
If you had read last week’s blog post, you may recall how near the end, I briefly mentioned how I had a short play accepted to be featured in a showcase that’s happening later this summer. Well, today I want to elaborate more on that, as well as additional information. Continue reading “Special Friday Post: “Common Ground” Will Be Featured in “Stories High XVII””
If you’ve been keeping up, then you probably know by now that the show that I’ve served as a writer and producer for, “The Geek Show,” is currently playing at San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio. This duality of both a love letter and critique about the geek culture has been a labor of love for everyone who has been involved, and so to finally be putting it on for audiences is quite a thrilling feeling indeed.
It’s been a minute since I’ve been involved with a play at all, and it’s been 12 years since I last wrote something for the stage. “The Geek Show” gave me the opportunity to test out my stage writing for the first time in that long, and it made for quite the experience. It also helped that I would be drawing on interests of my own as a geek, and fuse it in a way to make something special. Continue reading “Playwright’s Commentary: “She’s Strong With the Force” and “Fractals””
We are down to the final days of our Indiegogo campaign for “The Geek Show.” This time, I mean it, for we can no longer extend it than need be. Within the additional three weeks added to the campaign’s duration, we are now about 70% of the way to our goal. Therefore, these last days are absolutely crucial to get as many people donating as possible.
So once again, if you are able to, we’d really appreciate it if you’re able to donate. Whether it be as little as $5 or as much as $100 (or $250 as was the case with one contributor), I mean it when I say that every little bit counts. We’d also highly appreciate it if you can spread the word about it, for the more people who know, the better. The campaign ends this Saturday, so if you’re going to donate, click here to get to the campaign page.
In addition, if you are going to be in the Bay Area from April 20th-29th, I hope you’ll consider attending one of the performances for “The Geek Show.” You can buy your tickets here.
That just about does it for now. I’ll be back on Saturday with my regularly scheduled blog post.