Raised Pinay: Not your traditional production about Filipino womenFriday, April 01, 2016
Will it be boring?
Will it be a political rant or a whiny presentation of what it’s like to be a Pinay?
Will it be patronizing?
Will it be monotonous?
Will it be melodramatic?
The story lines were limited to the stories submitted by the cast. Maybe for the next production, Raised Pinay will receive stories similar to that of my childhood summer days in the province: climbing trees, playing patintero, "pretend" cooking guamela petals on mini clay pots, endless kissing the hands (mano) of the many extended relatiives hanging around the patio on a hot summer day, jumping in to the river and catching a fish and endless fiesta celebrations.
“Raised Pinay is the ideal combination of being fierce and compassionate.”
To the cast of Raised Pinay, congratulations and thank you for raising awareness.
In telling your stories, you gave voice not only of your own experiences but also those who weren't brave to express their past and present triumphs and challenges.
Pre-show reception at the Philippine Center
You can catch Raised Pinay on Saturday, April 2nd ( 2PM and 7PM) at New York University.
Photo credit: Grace Labaguis of Synergy Productions & Marketing, Inc.