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You're invited to our Fall 2019 Play Reading of the controversial classic Tatarin by Nick Joaquin.

Tatarin by Filipino National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin 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
7:00 - 10:00PM

WHERE

b current studio
Artscape Wychwood Barns
Studio 251, on the second floor

 

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This is a free event, but audience capacity is limited. Please RSVP to theatreamihan@gmail.com to confirm your attendance by Thursday September 26th.

A special thanks to Cahoots Theatre, b Current, and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo for supporting this edition of the reading. 

 

See you there,

Maddie Bautista
& Adriano Sobretodo Jr. 

TATARIN: A WITCHES’ SABBATH IN THREE ACTS
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.

READERS

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

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT



As a poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist, historian, journalist, editor and biographer, Joaquin was a beacon, an inspiration, and a literary father to several generations of writers since he served as literary editor of the Philippines Free Press magazine in the 1950s and 1960s.
 

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AMIHAN'S READING SERIES


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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