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Highlight: PMSTA artist Roczane Enriquez

Gemma Calderon and Rob Trinidad: Photo by Paciano Truinfo

Roczane Enriquez is both a talented actress and makeup artist, and we were fortunate enough to have her do our make up for “Death of a Player.”

Her ability to highten our stories and characters through makeup, has been a great addition to the show.

Her make up skills were featured in The Union City Patch, for a Halloween spooky themed photo shoot by fellow Bindlestiff artist, Paciano Triunfo.  Check out the article here!

You can also visit and book an appointment with Roczane through her website www.zaneartistry.com.

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KSW’s Business Skills for Artists Workshop Series

BUSINESS SKILLS FOR ARTISTS WORKSHOP SERIES
Tuesdays, October 11, 18, &25
@ ARC Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom @ 8th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
This buzzed-about workshop series is for anyone who aspires to make a sustainable living as an artist. Attend one session or all three to hone your skills as an artist entrepreneur.
“Feed your starving artist.” — SF Weekly
Cost: $30 per session or $75 for all three sessions
Session 1: THE ARTIST’S TOOLKIT
With Anthem Salgado of Art of Hustle
Preparing your bio, artist statement, portfolio, and other essentials
October 11, 6-9pm
Session 2: ARTIST AS ENTREPRENUE
With Gio Mahmoud and Hector Gonzales of Wells Fargo and Steven Kam of LawPivot
How to make a budget and the basics of tax, contracts, and copyright issues
October 18, 6-9pm
Session 3: GETTING OUT THERE
With Anthem Salgado of Art of Hustle and Chida Chaemchaeng of Emerging Arts Professionals/SFBA
Simplifying the strategies of PR and social media marketing
October 25, 6-9pm
Register HERE
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Thanks Adventures of Yoshi!

We got love from NYC from blogger Jessica Gueco. Please check out her blog “The Adventures of Yoshi”.

Thanks for promoting the show girl! BAY AREAAAAAAA!!!!

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Death of A Player Press Release

After a 3 year break and with a few new cast mates, Filipina American Women’s theater group, PMSTA (Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art) is coming back in full force with a new show, DEATH OF A PLAYER. Written by Aureen Almario, Andrea Almario, Shannon Pacaoan, Ava Tong, and Christina Ying, DEATH OF A PLAYER pushes the idea that in living life to the fullest, one must die to fully live. Initially conceived as a show that lamented loss of youth and innocence, it has since then evolved into a thoughtful, provocative look into the phases of womanhood, decisions made at each intersection, and living and dying with chosen life paths. With a live band incorporating indie, hip-hop, show tunes, and everything in between, the show is sure to provoke with the absurd truths of larger than life theater. Stories include a mail-order-bride game show that shouldn’t be so funny, but is; a murder mystery of a cheating lover, where there is no mystery as to who done it; a look at dying early – or wishing one could to hear heartfelt eulogies of one’s greatness; the undoing of a family when someone discovers a hole and an electronic eye in the bathroom; a woman’s search in finding herself, but is sidetracked by an old lover that returns; and finally three different women are trapped in a apocalyptic zombie era, to find out that one holds a deep secret; how will they survive and will they survive? Directed by A. Fajilan; writing facilitation by Gayle Romasanta; and produced by Maggie Suarez-Calixton. This production is not to be missed! DEATH OF A PLAYER will be presented in October 2011 at the newly reconstructed Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth Street in the South of Market Area, SF.

WHEN: October 13-16, 20-22 and 27-29 Thursdays through Saturdays, 800PM Matinees (October 15-16, 22, and 29), 200PM

WHERE: Bindlestiff Studio 185 Sixth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

ABOUT PMSTA Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art (PMSTA), was founded in November 2007 by a group of former cast mates from the Women’s Show called, The Fountain of Youth is a 16 oz Jar of Vaseline, directed by Gayle Romasanta. With much inspiration, the cast mates, Andrea Almario, Aureen Almario, Ann Borja, Kat Evasco, Nicole Maxali, Jamie Nallas, Gayle Romasanta, Tonilyn Sideco, Maggie Suarez-Calixton, and Ava Tong, decided to open new doors for other women who can voice out their struggles and accomplishments. Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art (PMSTA) strives to foster and develop strong, creative expressions and increased visibility of Filipino American women through theater, performance, literature, visual art, and music. WEBSITE: https://pmsta.wordpress.com/

ABOUT BINDLESTIFF STUDIO Established in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio is the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. Bindlestiff Studio provides the often under-served Filipino American community access to diverse offerings in theatrical productions, music and film festivals, workshops in directing, production, acting, stand-up comedy, and writing, as well as a children and youth theater program. More info and tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/194248

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Ann Borja Photoshoot

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All photos by Ann Borja

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Ava Tong Work Sample

Since we’ve introduced you to the PMSTA Players, we wanted to share some of the work these women have accomplished.

Enjoy!

Ava Tong has been seen on and about a stage either performing other people’s work or her own doing hilarious stand-up. But the past few years, she has been focused on getting her own scripts performed on stage. Below is an excerpt from rehearsal of “Not Quite Unrequited” written by Ava Tong, produced by Bindlestiff Studio in 2008 for Stories High 10th Anniversary Edition. Directed by Christina Ying.

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Bindlestiff Studio has offered affordable and professional theatrical workshops through its signature production, Stories High. These theatrical workshops aims to teach and refine the skills of beginning to intermediate theater artists with a focus on writing, acting and directing for the stage, culminating into an original, full-fledged theatrical production. These workshops are open to anyone, novice, or intermediate, interested in getting involved with community arts through our workshops in Playwrighting, Acting, Directing, Stage Managing, Publicity, and Production. Stories High hopes to discover, cultivate, and nurture new and emerging artists.

 

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Shannon Pacaoan Work Sample

Since we’ve introduced you to the PMSTA Players, we wanted to share some of the work these women have accomplished.

Enjoy!

Shannon Pacaoan developed her knowledge and understanding of storytelling through many productions as a stage hand, stage manager and in the tech booth. All of which culminated into her first opportunity to produce “The Movement Show: Roots, Rocks, and Resistance” – a show utilizing the weapons of dance, theater, martial arts and shadow.

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Through a series of workshops, The Movement was developed by four Filipino American artists whose performance backgrounds varied, but were eager to share a different perspective of the Filipino American story through dance and movement. Being that Filipinos share a beautiful and yet tumultuous history, The Movement touches upon our ties with our Asian and African indigenous roots, Spanish and American liberators, leaders, families of strong women and nurturing men, wars, migration for survival, brotherhood with each other and other people of color, passions, and joys. 
The Movement is a collaborative project, in which cast members contributed ideas, inspiration, and choreography to explore issues of colonization, violence, hatred, love, family, and resilience.

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