San Francisco's Flipino Cultural District

Tagalog 2017


  • Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States

Bindlestiff Studio presents TAGALOG 2017, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines. With creative use of live English surtitles, non-Tagalog speaking patrons alike can enjoy the innovative, brave, new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The annual festival celebrates the best unproduced, experimental works from emerging Filipino playwrights, and Bindlestiff Studio is proud to pair their work on this side of the Pacific with talented local Bay Area artists. 

“Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” (How I Came to be the Leading Lady) by Visconde Carlo Vergara.* Sisters Mely and Viva turn a small grudge Into a battle between good and evil. Directed by Allan S. Manalo.

“Ang Bata sa Drum” (The Child in the Drum) by Dominique Beatrice La Victoria. A young brother and sister ponder life and chickens. Directed by Joe Cascasan.

“Changing Partners” by Vincent de Jesus.* A musical about four couples and one complicated May-December romance. Directed by Aureen Almario & Tonilyn Sideco with Musical Director, Rhoda Gravador. 


Featuring Kathlyn Cabrera, Richgail Cruz Enriquez, Nic Feliciano, Faye Denise, Ryan Morales, Russelle McDermott, Jeffrey Ramos, Lee Robin Salazar, and Paula V. Sison.

*These one-acts were developed into full-length plays, which are now being adapted into feature films.

We invite everyone to witness Bindlestiff’s Tagalog 2017, a one-of-a-kind production that exemplifies the unique arts & culture of SOMA Pilipinas.

July 13-29, 2017
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
July 13th, Community Preview @ 8pm.
Opening Night, July 14th @ 8pm. Reception immediately following, catered by local vendors.
July 22nd, Matinee @ 2pm.

$15 General • $10 Students/Seniors • $25 Support-the-Artists • $12.50 Group Rate (6 or more)

Sponsored by the SF Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, and Theatre Bay Area