With a moment to breathe, I've had some time to reflect on the amazing performances and opportunities I've had so far this year. January - March was a very busy time, until current circumstances rendered a stand still. I'm grateful for all the experiences I've had thus far (listed from most recent):

NIGHTWOOD THEATRE Presents: ALL THE LITTLE ANIMALS I HAVE EATEN, written and directed by Karen Hines

Before the pandemic, I was working on an onstage production of Karen Hines' new play, All the Little Animals I Have Eaten, presented by Nightwood Theatre. Though we do not have the opportunity to perform it on stage now, we've still been developing the play!

Along with the cast and creative team, we will be performing a live-stream reading of "All the Little Animals..." on April 3rd, 7:30PM EST. If you'd like to join us, check out all the info here: https://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/whats_on/all_the_little_animals_i_have_eaten

From left to right: Lucy Hill, Zorana Sadiq, Gillian Gallow, myself, Amanda Cordner, Karen Hines, Amy Rutherford, Teiya Kasahara, Ken James Stewart, Maddie Bautista https://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/whats_on/all_the_little_animals_i_have_eaten#tab2

FACTORY THEATRE Presents: LADY SUNRISE, by Marjorie Chan, Directed by Nina Lee Aquino (Feb 15 - March 8

I had the amazing opportunity to play the role of Sherry in Factory Theatre's world premiere production of Lady Sunrise, as part of their 50 year anniversary season! The show was met with full to sold-out houses and rave reviews, including some personal shout outs! I am thankful for the family and sisterhood that was formed through this experience, and for the chance to portray such a powerful, fierce and heart-wrenching character and storyline.

"[Corpuz] delivers a few raw, gripping moments that are difficult to watch but impossible to look away from.” - Isabella Perrone, Broadway World

"Belinda Corpuz left me heartbroken as the trapped, trafficked Sherry, with her desperate pleas for nicer things, for help, for an out." - Isabella O'Brien, Mooney on Theatre

"Corpuz and Zhu are clear and specific in their depictions of two women working in what is claimed to be the massage industry." - Karen Fricker, Toronto Star

Left to Right: Ma-Anne Dionisio, Matt McGeachy, Marjorie Chan, Natasha Mumba, Nina Lee Aquino, Tamara Protic, Hannah Macmillan, Rosie Simon, Lindsay Wu, myself, Jackie Chau, Zoe Doyle. https://www.factorytheatre.ca/2019-20-season/lady-sunrise/


With more sold out shows, Tita Collective had another successful run of Tita Jokes, this time presented at Toronto Fringe's Next Stage Theatre Festival, running at Factory Theatre.

We also had the opportunity to perform at HanHan's CD Release Show and this year's Toronto Sketchfest!

Two more exciting experiences:

- Last fall, we filmed a music video for Pantayo's new song, Heto Na! It was released this month - check it out below!

- Our podcast, Chika Chika with the Titas, was also featured in Spotify Canada's "Need Women" campaign in honour of Women's History Month, including us being showcased on one of Toronto's biggest billboards right in the heart of Dundas Square!

I know this time is challenging and complex for all. I send you big love, and hope! Until next time <3

I'm so thrilled to be a part of so many projects coming up for the Tita Collective! Here's what we've got going on this Fall/Winter:

Fundraising with Titas

We'll be performing short sets for two upcoming holiday fundraisers.

Catch us on Dec 6th at the Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles St Toronto). We're thrilled to being a part of a star-studded lineup, including TallBoyz, Aurora Browne (Baroness Von Sketch Show), Gavin Crawford, Flo & Joan, The Second City’s “SHE THE PEOPLE”, Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall) and more! For more info: https://www.torontosketchfest.com/2019/11/19/laugh-rally/

On Dec 7th, we'll be celebrating Filipin* Christmas at Munting Paskuhan: A Little Christmas Celebration! We'll on at 7pm! For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3700381119987850/

Tita Collective Presents: Noche Buena - A Filipin* Holiday Market & Fundraiser

Saturday, December 21, 2019 The Shop, 1566 Queen St. West

The holiday season is fast approaching! Are you running on Filipin* time when it comes finding gifts for all your loved ones? Want to shake off that winter blues with a night full of laughter? Don't worry, your Titas gotchu!

Join the Tita Collective and our friends at our Holiday Market & Fundraiser! With music, delicious food, handmade goods, and comedy, this famjam will get you primed and ready for the holiday season!

1-5PM Holiday Market - PWYC (pay-what-you-can) Get all your last minute gifts at our marketplace! Featuring music by FLY LADY DI, food by Tita Flips, handmade goods by Cambio & Co., Pinya Letters/Pinay Collection, Made By Mree (Maria Iscel), Kua Apothecary, Pilarica Fernandez Designs, intuitive readings by Satya Spiritual Yoga, and more!

7:30PM-8:30PM Comedy Show This famjam will ease you right into the holiday spirit! Featuring: Ernie Vicente, Joey Harlem, Carolina DG, Marie Sotto, and the Tita Collective! TICKETS for the show: $20, available at the door or online here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tita-collective-presents-noche-buena-holiday-famjam-fundraiser-tickets-82676931929


Tita Jokes at the Next Stage Festival

We are over the moon to be remounting our award-winning show, Tita Jokes, at Toronto Fringe's Next Stage Festival, January 8-19 2020 at Factory Theatre!

For all the info: https://fringetoronto.com/next-stage/show/tita-jokes

If you get tickets before Dec 6th, you can save 15% by using the promo code "early15"! Get on those discounts before it's too late!

I'm so excited to announce that I'll be playing the role of Alma in Cahoot Theatre's and bcurrent's upcoming co-production, Hilot Means Healer! Tickets are on sale now: http://www.cahoots.ca/shows/hilot/

A CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION in association with b current performing arts

October 5 – 27, 2019 BMO Incubator, Theatre Centre 1115 Queen St W, Toronto

Set in Manila, during World War II, and drawn from the long tradition of Philippine folklore, legends, and Indigenous spirituality, HILOT weaves the tangible with the intangible to tell a story of unexpected bonds formed during cataclysmic change. Written by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, and directed by Jasmine Chen, this interdisciplinary story explores the social and political consequences of war and occupation in the Philippines and its impact through generations.

Written by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo Direction by Jasmine Chen Dramaturgy by Marjorie Chan Set, Costume & Props Design by Jung-Hye Kim Lighting Design by Jareth Li Sound Design by MaryCarl Guiao Production Management & Technical Direction by Crystal Lee Stage Management by Victoria Wang Apprentice Stage Management by Emie Sabandal Production Assistance by Gloria Mok Audio Description by Kat Germain

Featuring Karen Ancheta, Aldrin Bundoc, Belinda Corpuz, Carolyn Fe Music composed and performed by MaryCarl Guiao

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