Archive for July 29, 2011

Interview with Will Friedle, Matt Mercer & Kevin Michael Richardson

Spoke too soon. I get to see him after all. Does his shirt look familiar? Must be his “Go To'” shirt.

Seeing this video today really cheered me up as I was thinking about my late grandpa. The funeral is tomorrow. It just shows how little it takes to put a smile on my face.

On another note, just got a text message from someone asking to write a screenplay together about our culinary school days. Oh the memories of drama & crazy people came flooding back to me. I’d love to write about that. It’d be an exposé! ;0)

Rags To Bitches

Our women’s group, PMSTA, is having a comedy show fundraiser, Rags To Bitches, on 8/18/11 at Spice Monkey Restaurant in Oakland! Please spread the word and buy your tickets early!

08/18 Rags to Bitches Comedy Show


July13, 2011

Maggie Suarez-Calixton (510) 386-1595

Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art



Filipina Standup Comedy Show

WHEN: Thursday, August 18th

7:30pm to 9:30pm

WHERE: Spice Monkey Restaurant

1628 Webster Street

Oakland, CA 94612

TIX: $10 Advance

$15 – $20 Sliding Scale at the Door

Please join us in celebrating Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Thru Art’s new production by attending the RAGS TO BITCHES COMEDY SHOW featuring the best of Filipina American standup comedy headlined by comedian Kat Evasco. Featured comedians are Lilibeth Helson, Aivy Cordova and Tatiana Dayers.

RAGS TO BICHES will take place on Thursday, August 18th from 7:30PM-9:30PM at the Spice Monkey Restaurant located at 1628 Webster Street in Oakland, CA. It’s a show that will lead you with tears of laughter. Please support us by purchasing advance tickets at Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 – $20 Sliding Scale at the door.

After a 3 year break and with a few new cast mates, Filipina American Women’s theater group, PMSTA (Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art) is coming back in full force with a new show, “DEATH OF A PLAYER.” A variety of funny and absurd imagination on what goes on in a woman’s mind facing chaotic challenges in life. DEATH OF A PLAYER will be presented in October 2011 at the newly reconstructed Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth Street in the South of Market Area, SF. With this ecstatic news, PMSTA will need to raise a total of $10,000. Please help us reach our goal of $10,000 to further educate and inspire all women in our society by laughing with us at RAGS TO BITCHES.


Our comic headliner, Kat Evasco, began her career in stand up comedy at the famous open mic at Brainwash in San Francisco in March of 2007. With dedication and respect for the craft, she continues to perform all over the San Francisco Bay Area at venues including the legendary Purple Onion, the San Jose Improv, the Napa Valley Opera House, the Montblue Casino (Lake Tahoe), and the Haha Cafe (N. Hollywood). Kat is part of the Five Funny Females Festival, has competed in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition 2010, the same competition known for discovering Robin Williams and Ellen Degeneres. In November of 2010, Kat opened for the amazing Marga Gomez at Le Pena in Berkeley and was invited by Marga to perform at the Berkeley GAY COMEDY FESTIVAL in June of this year.


Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art (PMSTA), was founded in November 2007 by a group of former cast mates from the Women’s Show called, “The Fountain of Youth is a 16 oz Jar of Vaseline,” directed by Gayle Romasanta. With much inspiration, the cast mates, Andrea Almario, Aureen Almario, Ann Borja, Kat Evasco, Jamie Nallas, Gayle Romasanta, Tonilyn Sideco, Maggie Suarez-Calixton, Ava Tong, and Nicole Villanueva, decided to open new doors for other women who can voice out their struggles and accomplishments.

Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art (PMSTA) strives to foster and develop strong, creative expressions and increased visibility of Filipino American women through theater, performance, literature, visual art, and music.


Established in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio is the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. Bindlestiff Studio provides the often under-served Filipino American community access to diverse offerings in theatrical productions, music and film festivals, workshops in directing, production, acting, stand-up comedy, and writing, as well as a children and youth theater program.

Bindlestiff Studio