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

By Marshall Lorenzo

After months of creating and developing our biggest show yet, we brought Tita Jokes to the 2019 Toronto Fringe. As part of the grassroots social media campaign (created by the Titas!) #FilipinxFringe, our show, alongside Through the Bamboo and Monica vs. The Internet, brought a massive Filipinx audience to the Toronto Fringe! Our show was met with great success, having a nearly sold-out run, winning the Tarragon Mainspace's Patron's Pick and the Second City's Outstanding Comedy Award! We accumulated pre-press from major media outlets such as Toronto Life, and rave reviews from NOW Magazine, Toronto Star, Mooney on Theatre, and local theatre critics. You can check them out below:

NOW Magazine: “NNNN”

Mooney on Theatre: “Tita Jokes is an exquisite, hilarious, multi-layered spectacle”

Istvan Dugalin: “Tita Jokes provides laughs, challenges your expectations”

We can't wait to perform Tita Jokes again in the fall at Second City's John Candy Box Theatre as part of our award! Will we be on the main stage later this year? Stay updated to find out!

I'm excited to be heading into some exciting new theatre project later this summer and early fall! I'll be heading into a development workshop with Bad Hats Theatre, exploring the world of Alice in Wonderland.

Come this September, I'll be in rehearsals for Cahoots' and bcurrent's co-production of Hilot Means Healer, which will be presented at The Theatre Centre this October! I promise to update everyone on how the project goes!