AMIHAN'S READING SERIES
Theatre Aminhan continues their intimate and informal on-going play reading series to showcase Filipino plays and works. These readings bring theatre artists interested in Filipino culture together around a new play on the regular in Toronto.
Theatre Amihan hosts a play reading of the classic Tatarin by Filipino National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin. Tatarin is considered one of his most acclaimed and controversial literary works.
For our post-discussion, we will be comparing Tatarin with Hilot Means Healer by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, who will be leading a talk-back and discussion as our guest artist.
We will explore the themes of Spanish colonialism, American colonialism, and Filipinx indigeneity and how they regard the masc and femme, and the power of ritual.
WHEN: September 30, 2019
7:00 - 10:00PM
WHERE: b current studio
Artscape Wychwood Barns
Studio 251, on the second floor
by Nick Joaquin
Tatarin centres on a ritual performed by women to call on the gods to grant fertility. This act consists of dancing around a century-old Balete tree for three days during the summer months.
This play was controversial in its time because of the mix of indigenous ritual and Christian rites of passage. The play, based on a short story called The Summer Solstice, was later adapted into a film.
PAENG MORETA: Nicco Lorenzo Garcia
LUPE MORETA: Jennifer Villaverde
JUANITO MORETA: Romar Neil Dungo
ROSA: Maricris Rivera
KIKAY: Sean Kua
ENTOY/GUIDO - John Echano
MICAELA: Keshia Palm
MAGGIE: Lia Luz