Theatre Calgary is presenting The Secret Garden this spring, and the Broadway musical’s cast includes Canadian Filipino performer Ma-Anne Dionisio.
Marianne Claire Bacani won first place in the sticker design contest for Brain Awareness Week (BAW) 2018. BAW is a weeklong global campaign that aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
Since its establishment in 1982, the Carlos Bulosan Theatre (CBT) has presented works that reflect the issues of Canadian Filipinos.
It is described as a “journey of daring, sacrifice and dreams”.
Through writer Helene Klodawsky, Jennifer Haydock of Montreal tells the story of her mother who came to Canada as a pen-pal bride from the Philippines.
“Underneath the layers of self-hatred that Filipinos as a people have accrued thanks to century upon century of colonization, we have agency - fierce agency - and much wisdom and beauty to offer. The world - and that includes Filipinos themselves - need to really SEE the many different shades of the Filipino face.” – C.E. Gatchalian