In an attempt to raise the profile of  Filipino Artists in Canada the Carlos Bulosan Theatre will be posting selected profiles of artists every day for the next week. This posting stems from an original blog post by aspiring Filipino Artists who came to CBT questioning diversity of Filipino artists on stage and the longevity of life in the Entertainment and Performing Arts sectors.

Today’s Artist is none other my good friend Byron Abalos, Carlos Bulosan Theatre’s Playwright in Residence for the 2008/2009 season and is making an imprint on the theatrical landscape in San Fransisco CA.

Promo Photo of Byron Abalos from the world premier of his play Brown Balls

Ryerson Theatre School Graduate, Byron Abalos is an actor, playwright, and producer. Recent acting credits: Andromache (Necessary Angel/Luminato), paper SERIES (Cahoots, Dora Nomination), Roshni (Theatre Passe Muraille), The Making of St. Jerome (eastBOUND Theatre, Dora Nomination), Banana Boys (fu-GEN), and The Corner (Next Stage/J Squared). His play, Remember Lolo, won the NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award (SummerWorks 2005) and fu-GEN recently produced the world premiere of his play, Brown Balls, at Factory Theatre. Byron was named one of NOW Magazine’s Top 10 Theatre Artists for 2010.

Fun Fact: Byron gets faked out in a basketball game in a 2010/2011 Chocolate Milk Commercial AND his voice-over repertoire includes The Magic School Bus.