April 7, 2017, 4-6PM: Guest speaker at the Technoscience Salon: Decomposing and Recomposing Plant/People Futures. High Park Nature Centre. FREE.
May 8, 2017, 7-8 PM: Artist Talk on the History of Filipino Comics/Komiks by Kwentong Bayan at the Toronto Public Library for Asian Heritage Month. FREE.
June 3-25, 2017: Month-long installation of the Singing Plants in the Children’s Garden Greenhouse at Evergreen Brick Works , 550 Bayview Avenue. Greenhouse hours on website. FREE.
June 25th, 12-1 PM: Seed Bombs + Singing Plants. Jo & Kapwa Collective will facilitate a seed bomb workshop followed by a participatory jam session with singing plants and indigenous instruments. At the Chimney Court in the Children’s Garden at Evergreen Brick Works , 550 Bayview Avenue. FREE.
June 18, 2017, 2 PM: Cahoots Theatre presents a public reading of Hilot Means Healer by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo. Directed by Nina Lee Aquino. At Tapestry & Nightwood Theatre, 9 Trinity Street, Studio #316, 3rd floor in the Distillery District. Wheelchair accessible space with freight elevator access from 15 Case Goods Lane. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC).
Kwentong Bayan is honoured to be part of this NEW BOOK by the Graphic History Collective!
Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle is a collection of new comics
about working class histories in Canada. Available now: https://btlbooks.com/book/drawn-to-change
Kapwa Collective presents “The Journey of a Brown Girl” in Toronto - AUG 28 & 29 created, produced and directed by artist/activist Jana Lynne Umipig.
Friday August 28 and Saturday August 29
Pre-show at 7:00 PM. Curtains at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15-$18 adv, $20 at the door
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. (Toronto)
This experimental theatre storytelling movement calls out and breaks down misrepresentations of Filipina women and reminds audiences of their true selves - powerful leaders, healers, visionaries, teachers and warriors of culture and communities.
Advance tickets at:
More info: http://kapwacollective.tumblr.com/
Thank you to Jennilee Austria for writing about HILOT MEANS HEALER for The Philippine Reporter. Here's a link to the article.
Maraming salamat / many thanks to the community of artists, healers, and critical thinkers for helping me grow my play. - JSA
(Photo: Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Playwright-in-Residence with her dramaturge and Cahoots Artistic Director, Marjorie Chan. Courtesy of J. Austria)
LIFT OFF! Festival at Cahoots Theatre
All events are free and held at Cahoots Creation Studio
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015 @ 8pm
Cahoot Theatre presents
a free public reading of HILOT MEANS HEALER
By Jo SiMalaya Alcampo
Playwright-in-Residence, supported by Diaspora Dialogues
Set in World War II in the Philippines, Jo’s interdisciplinary historical drama about one family’s attempt to heal soul wounds born from atrocities and occupation, through the touch of plants and the hope found in the garden of a healer.
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 @ 7 pm
Storytelling by Hot House Play Creation Unit playwrights
Theme: "Shaken Roots"
Subtle Technologies Conference: 3RD EAR. Expanded Notions of Sound in Science and Art
Sounding/Surviving: the role of music in health, emotion and memory with panelists
DIPNA HORRA - Media artist
DAVID BOBIER - Founder & Director, VibraFusionLab
JO SIMALAYA ALCAMPO - Interdisciplinary artist
This panel will explore the ways in which music can be used as tool for therapy and rememberance. In an increasingly globalized world, migration and networked technologies have both diffused and enriched cultures through the fluid storage and transference of sound. What are the possibilities for personal and collective healing through the integration of audio technologies and aesthetic experiences?
Sunday May 31, 2015
10am – 12 pm
180 Shaw St. Rm 107
Jo is speaking on a panel at the Diasporic Intimacies conference on the topic of Sexuality, Collectivity and Indigeneity. She will show work at the group art exhibition and participate in the artist's dialogue.
All events are free:
jo simalaya alcampo explores memory, healing, and kapwa values through storytelling and community-engaged art