On August 6th we'll be moving our play reading of One by Five Survive, Go Fish! by Carolyn Fe online.

We have a great group of actors for Carolyn's play.  As usual, we'll have time to discuss after the reading.

Thursday August 6, 2020
The reading will begin at 7:30PM (Eastern Standard Time) 


This is a free event.  Please RSVP to to confirm your online attendance.  We will email you a link to join a Zoom meeting the day before the reading. 

See you there,

Maddie Bautista
& Adriano Sobretodo Jr. 


Plucking thorns one by one tear the skin from the rose’s stem until all we see are the fibers that bring nourishment to a dying bloom; these are games people play. Ever since she got her terminal diagnosis, five women get together weekly for a card game. They share their deepest thoughts, fears, hopes and wishes; only to realize they were all one by five playing the game of “Go Fish” to find the truth.

Cancer and Nurse are the “real people” in the story. The other women are figments, parts and pieces of Cancer’s being. Cancer “went fishing” on her last hours of life. Cancer will move on to the next plane and needs to choose someone to remain behind (ie: to die and become real) so they can continue the work and eventually take Cancer’s place.


CANCER - Primrose Madayag Knazan (MB)
NURSE - Jo Simalaya Alcampo (ON)
BORDER - Flerida Peña (ON)
ACTIVIST - Rose Cortez (BC)
ACTRESS - Michele Tolosa (BC)
WIFE - Emilee Veluz (QB)


Carolyn Fe ( is a dual-city-citizen of Toronto and Montreal. For years, she felt Toronto’s artistic scene tug at her heart strings; beckoning her to share more of her artistic endeavours. She has been wooing Toronto Blues music aficionados as a Blues singer, travelling back and forth from Montreal, for almost a decade. Her guest appearance as a singer in Raoul Bhaneja’s “Life, Death and The Blues” directed by Eda Holmes (2014) was her first taste of Toronto’s theatre scene and all changed when she stepped onto Buddies in Bad Times’s stage as an actress in Audrey Dwyer’s “Calpurnia” as Precy (Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre 2017 co-production). Toronto’s confirmation of acceptance as an older artist of colour plus receiving Toronto Critics award as the “Best Supporting Actress in a Play” for her role as Precy sealed the deal, and Carolyn Fe made the decision to become a two-city citizen. She continues on with singing and writing the Blues, preparing for her 6th album, and if that weren’t enough, Carolyn Fe recently hung her hat has as producer and host of a weekly Blues radio show called “Unsung and On The Side” and this, after 4 years and 200 episodes to pursue another page in her artistic career. The challenge to tell stories in a play form rather than through song felt right. After numerous starts and stops, “One by Five Survive, Go Fish!” is the first play that Carolyn Fe signs as an author. With this play, she has fears, anxieties but most of all she hopes that the story connects on some level with the reader and the listener.



We're continuing our intimate and informal ongoing play reading series to showcase Filipino plays & works. Our hope for these readings is to bring theatre artists interested in Filipino culture together around a new play on the regular in Toronto.  

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