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Stories High XVI

Bindlestiff Studio proudly presents Stories High XVI - the culmination of our long-running annual page-to-stage workshop series – which opens OCT 13, thru OCT 29. 

Presenting six one-act plays that feature pop divas, popping the question, urban legends, killer fashion, national tragedy, bike lane politics, and much more!

"I Love You, Mariah" 
Late-90s Mariah Carey supplies the soundtrack to this timeless tale about the confusing nature of teenage friendships. 
Written by Jasmine Hoo. Directed by George Imperial. Starring: Lorenz Gonzales, Melanie Elvena, and Paula Sison.

“Siklistang Pinoy” 
Everything in San Francisco is political, even a simple bike ride. 
Written by Glen Jermyn Andag. Directed by Chris Hunt. Starring: Glen Jermyn Andag, Mark Abella, Missa Perron, Giancarlo Cariola, and Benita Benavides.

“Love is Love”
A harrowing, human, heartfelt exploration of sisterhood, inspired by real-life events. 
Written by Grace Burns. Directed by David Ragaza. Starring: Golda Sargento and Caroline Calderone.

“The Apprenticeship”
An urban legend receives a modern twist as worlds collide on Manila’s infamous Balete Drive. 
Written by Benita Benavides. Directed by Laura Paule. Starring: Paula Sison, Thuy Tran, and Giancarlo Cariola.

“Last Night with Madame Bloody Bosom” 
An immortal vampiress in desperate need of a makeover demonstrates that fashion is truly a cutthroat industry. 
Written by Ed Mabasa. Directed by Juan Berumen. Starring: Lauren Garcia, Missa Perron, and Rizal Adanza.

“The Future Mrs. Pu” 
A heartsick waitress attempts to aid a stuttering patron’s imminent wedding proposal. 
Written by Abigail Pañares. Directed by Joe Cascasan. Starring: Thuy Tran and Manny Cabrera.

October 13-29, Thursdays – Saturdays, 8pm.

Community Preview Wednesday, Oct 12. 

Opening-weekend reception, Oct 15, immediately following performance. Catered by local vendors.

Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

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

Sponsored in part by:
PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists), Inc.
San Francisco Grants for the Arts
San Francisco Arts Commission
Theatre Bay Area

For more information about Bindlestiff Studio visit:

Earlier Event: October 5
October with SoMa Pilipinas!
Later Event: October 17
SOMA Pilipinas Artist Gathering