Thank You Zellerbach!

PMSTA would like to announce our partnership with the Zellerbach Family Foundation!

We would like to officially that state that our production, “Death of a Player” is made possible in part by the generous funding from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.”

This award is an awesome step forward in PMSTA’s efforts to educate others about Filpina-American issues. We are honored to be part of a long legacy of artists that have been funded by this organization. Thank you Zellerbach for supporting not only our show, but for also being a contributor to our activist work.

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PMSTA in Flip Fob!

PMSTA received some love from Chi-town today. Thanks Gene!

Check out our post in his blog Flip Fob.

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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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“The Word of Oprah” Reviewed

 “The Word of Oprah”, one of the feature scripts for PMSTA’s “Death of a Player”, written by Christina Ying was staged for Secrets EXposed at California State University East Bay in August. The Pioneer Online reviewed the show, highlighting Teresita Brown’s performance. Read the glowing review HERE.

 

Christina Ying (Writer) Teresita Brown (Actor)

 

Cast of The Word of Oprah

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Help Fund ‘Death of a Player’ on Kickstarter

We are now on Kickstarter!

Delivering great art on a dime, Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art (PMSTA) strives to support and strengthen Filipino American women’s capacities in the world of art-  theater, performance, literature, visual art, and music.

Hoping to make an impactful presence in Filipino-American and women’s issues OUR GOAL is to raise $5,000 to afford theatre rental, pre-production costs, artist salaries, while maintaining sustainability for future productions and educational workshops. Please check out our past works.

In return for your sponsorship, you and/or your organization will benefit from the profile our media campaigns and promotions will generate. Click on our Kickstarter page and see what you receive when you pledge.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION AND ATTENDANCE TO OUR SHOW “DEATH OF A PLAYER” WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP! 

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Death of A Player Promo Video

Our promo video premiered at Rags to Bitches this past Thursday. And here it is in its entirety. Enjoy!

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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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