Sister Mary’s a Dyke?!

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Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! by Flerida Peña
with Director Nina Lee Aquino, Designer Camellia Koo and Dramaturge Ric Knowles
Friday May 25, 8PM & Sunday May 27, at 2PM at the
Fringe Creation Lab, 720 Bathurst St, Suite 403, Toronto ON
Pay-What-You-Can. Arrive on time.

This comedic drama focuses on Abby’s journey as she uncovers the truth about her school. Unbeknownst to her, the school is not only comprised of sexually active queer students and nuns, it is the training ground for a group of Catholic Extremists who are hell-bent (heh) on infiltrating Vatican City by secretly organizing their female members into the College of Cardinals.

In this rogue approach to development, Playwright and Performer, Flerida Peña will be given only 10 days of rehearsal before she presents her latest draft of #SMAD on Friday May 25th.  Director Nina Lee Aquino, Designer Camellia Koo and Dramaturge  Ric Knowles assist Flerida as she spends the following day, May 26th, writing/revising/rehearsing for what could be a drastically different presentation on Sunday May 27th at 2PM.

Fore more information download Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! Press Release

May is Asian Heritage Month – Events

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Celebrating and acknowledging the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada!
Here are three affordable events with some extra Filipino Pride this month

1. The Carlos Bulosan Theatre presents the Workshop Presentation of
Sister Mary’s a Dyke?!
by Flerida Peña

Nuns, Catholic School Girls and other things the Vatican didn’t see coming
Friday May 25 at 8PM and Sunday May 27th at 2PM at the Fringe Creation Lab, 720 Bathurst St, Suite 403
Pay-What-You-Can. Arrive on time.

In this rogue approach to development, Playwright and Performer, Flerida Peña will be given only 10 days of rehearsal before she presents her latest draft of #SMAD on Friday May 25th.  Director Nina Lee Aquino, Designer Camellia Koo and Dramaturge  Ric Knowles assist Flerida as she spends the following day, May 26th, writing/revising/rehearsing for what could be a drastically different presentation on Sunday May 27th at 2PM.

2. Toronto Public Library in community partnership with KAPISANAN and Mavshack presents FILIPINO FILM SERIES


All FREE films screenings will be at:
Toronto Public Library, Barbara Frum Branch
20 Covington Rd. Toronto.
Covington is just West off Bathurst St., just North of Lawrence Ave.

Lolo’s Child | Tuesday May 8 – 6pm
Directed by local Filipino-Canadian, Romeo Candido. Romeo will be in attendance for Q & A. Check out the trailer

Emir | Tuesday May 22 – 2pm
Directed by Chito Rono, starring Francheska Farr – a musical production about a Filipina who becomes a nanny to an Arab prince.  Guest speaker Brian Bantugan will be in attendance.

Baler | Tuesday May 29 – 6pm
Directed by Mark Meily, starring Jericho Rosales and Anne Curtis – a star-crossed love story set during the revolution against Spain.  Guest speaker Brian Bantugan will be in attendance.

3. Miracle Thieves hosts the first Cultural Series presenting The Philippines | Now On until May 2nd
Installations by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Michaela Cruz, Jodinand AguillonAlex Felipe, Eric Quebral, CMango DesignPacific Blues, Sammy Jade, The Original Fiddy, Jen Maramba, Pinoy Culture Bookstore, Lamesa Filipino Kitchen, Centre for Babaylan Studies, Kapwa 3 Conference (Baguio, Philippines) and more.

For more on Asian Heritage Month check out the Citizenship and Immigration website

Call for Submissions – Queer Playwrights

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From the desk of Queer playwrights Catherine Hernandez and Flerida Peña (along with our video dude, Manny Veneracion with music by MC Jazz) join forces to bring you When Sally Met Sally, an online video collection of dating disasters.

Based on TRUE stories from our viewership and the playwrights themselves, each episode will laugh at the quirks of dating, queer style.

We want you, your friends and your friend’s friends who self-identify as LGBTTIQQ2S/WSW/MSM to send to us your stories of dating disasters.

Here is what you need to know

1)      Your submission will be COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL. No names will be used and all similarities pertaining to your story will be diluted to the best of our ability.

2)      For worried viewers: Although you might think that bee-yotch you met last week told us about how you breastfed a puppy during speed dating, there were probably three or more people who submitted a similar story. Seriously. Our community is too weird for anyone to pinpoint anything on you. Now stop breastfeeding that puppy.

3)      You will not receive any payment for your submission. You may experience intense glee if we choose to use your submission in some way. This may give you satisfaction beyond what payment can ever give you.

4)      We want the truth. The truth is just plain funny. No need to exaggerate. Reality is funny as is.

5)      Do note that our focus will be on first dates rather than how your past relationship got dragged into the dirt, ending in your ex burning sex toys outside your former home. That’s not really funny. That’s just sad.

6)      Submission of your story will not guarantee that it will be recreated in our series.

7)      We are aiming at shooting all recreations in one take and under 2 minutes.

8)      Once we have our first 3 episodes up, please share, because sharing is caring.

9)      Our deadline for our first round of submissions is May 3rd 2012.

10)    This image of the fallen cupid is merely temporary. We have more swag than that.

If you have something to share, e-mail us at whensallymetsallyshow@gmail.com.