There’s a great amount of cultural diversity in Australia
and we’ve all got our own experiences of being Australian.
This theatre project explores Filipino cultural identity in an Australian context. There are many layers to the stories, whether it’s a story from a first or second generation Filipino-Australian or a recent arrival. It’s a collection of poignant, amusing and honest observations of life as Australians of Filipino heritage, and is essentially every Australian migrant’s story.
Inspired by our experimental production Aussies of the Magic Mic and Adobo Kind for Sydney Fringe Festival 2011, we hope to bring a new theatre project to a wider audience and propel the migration story further, not just for Filipino-Australians but for all Australians from a culturally diverse heritage. This project is an important story to add to Australia’s already rich cultural narrative.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
This is YOUR story too and it’s going to take the whole community
to bring this story to life!
In order to produce this theatre development and deliver it to
mainstream arts organisations, theatre companies and media in
October 2012, we need your financial support. Every little bit helps!
Please help us to get this important work off the ground.
Visit the link below, read more about the project and make a pledge.
CORE TEAM FOR DEVELOPMENT PHASE:
ROSARY COLOMA (creative producer/co-writer/collaborator)
Rosary Coloma is a multidisciplinary arts producer and entrepreneur within the creative industries. Her experience spans across the arts from visual arts and design as an artist and curator, to the performing arts as a writer, performer and creative producer.
SHY MAGSALIN (director/collaborator)
Shy is a theatre director and performer. She graduated from UWS with a Bachelor of Performance (Theatremaking) in 2006 and works and trains locally and internationally. Shy is Artistic Director of The Earthcrosser Company, a Sydney-based group who create immersive and visceral theatrical experiences.
PINKY AMADOR (actor/collaborator/guest artist from the Philippines)
Pinky Amador’s experience as a multi-awarded performer on stage, television and film, spans across three decades in the U.K. (most notably as original cast of “Miss Saigon”, London) and the Philippines. Pinky trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and is currently Department Head of Theatre Arts at MINT College (Philippines).
VALERIE BERRY (actor/collaborator)
Valerie Berry is an actor/ performance maker whose experience spans across two decades and is known for her collaborative work in the critically acclaimed one woman show – “The Folding Wife”, which toured nationally with Performing Lines.
KENNETH MORALEDA (actor/collaborator)
Kenneth Moraleda has been working as an actor in theatre, film and television since graduating from NIDA in 1995. Notable roles include leading the award winning film “Lucky Miles” and Banzai in “The Lion King”. Between gigs he teaches the Outreach Program for Playwriting Australia.
JOHN GOMEZ GOODWAY (actor/collaborator)
John Gomez Goodway is a Filipino-born Australian actor and has been involved in the performing arts for over a decade. He also holds a Masters of Cultural Studies with a focus on the changing dynamics of culture through migration.
KATIE POLLOCK (dramaturg)
ERICA ENRIQUEZ (co-writer/collaborator)