We’re excited to announce the list of women confirmed for PMSThroughArt’s 2011 production! And before we drop any spoilers to the production, we bring you a closer look at each woman involved.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Tonilyn breaks people out of their idleness through music, theater and filmmaking. Her love of song began in the church choir in kindergarten and her love affair of all things musical sparked when her sister took her to see Les Miserables when she was 8. Since then, Toni has appeared in readings, plays, musicals and short films. In 2007, she participated in the first Bakla Show at Bindlestiff Studio and in the Women’s Show, The Fountain of Youth is a 16oz Jar of Vaseline. Toni also shared her queer pilipin@ pride playing the role of Cee in Translations a play that debuted at the 2009 National Queer Arts Festival. She most recently performed in Left of Oz, a full-length Broadway style musical comedy at Ashby Stage in Berkeley.
Tonilyn and her original music has been featured at Dolores Park Cafe in San Francisco, Kularts underCOVER: The Pin@y Edition!, the Bakla Show Launch Party at Skylark, Snappy Hour (Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory’s one-month residency at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Santa Cruz Pride and SF TransMarch. Tonilyn is also a Master Artist teaching Voice with KULARTS’ Tribung Kawayan Summer Arts Camp.
Dedicated to inspiring systemic social change, Toni has taken his love for the arts and uses it as a tool for activism, healing and community building. Her previous non-profit youth development work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth used filmmaking as a way to explore different types of violence against women. She is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project’s Filmmaker Training Program where she also participates as a Festival Team member and filmmaker. Her latest project, TOOTHBRUSH, a short film about the conflict of desire and healing premieres at this year’s Queer Women of Color Film Festival June 10-12th!!!
Toni is excited to work with the badass ladies of PMSTA again as an actor in this year’s production. For more information on Tonilyn’s projects, check out:
Tone On Top Productions on Facebook