Hello everyone! I hope you have been doing well during this time! Here's a small update on what I've been up to these past months.


Camp Tita + new Tita Collective videos!

Earlier this late summer, Tita Collective created a new version of Tita Jokes through our self-produced retreat, Camp Tita! Commissioned and produced in part by Winnipeg's Sarasvati Production, as part of their FemFest, this new edition of Tita Jokes features updated versions of our favourite sketches!


We have also started releasing new videos every Saturday! You can check out Tita Scary's sketch, Alone, and more below!


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ALONE: featuring myself, Isabel Kanaan, Alia Rasul


Lola's Wake

Last year I had the pleasure of being a part of short film, Lola's Wake, written and directed by Tricia Hagoriles. Featuring an all-Filipina cast, the film had its world premiere at this is year's Reel Asian Film Festival, as part of the Discomfort Zone Program.


Lola's Wake is available to watch at Reel Asian November 12 to 19!


Written & Directed by: Tricia Hagoriles @triciahagoriles

Produced by: Erin Byrnes @emariebyrnes


Cast:

Gianelle Miranda @gianellemiranda

Carolyn Fe @thecarolynfe

Chelsea Muirhead @chelseamhead

Belinda Corpuz @belindacorpuz

Sienna Pesino @siennapesino

Alia Rasul @aliarasul


Cinematography by: Nyssa Glück @nyssa_gluck

Production Design by: Stephanie DePetrillo @stephalalalala

Costume Designed by: Marcia Scott

Make-up and Hair by: Anna Hans

Original music by: Kat Burns @therealkatburns

Edited by: Rick Bartram

Sound edited by: Kelly McGahey @kellybmcgahey_

Production Manager - Becky Yeboah @beckylovesolives

Set Dressers - Kendra Legault @kaydsgn

Daniel Vella

1st AD- Marie-Soleil Kielec @mariesun101

2nd AD - Samantha Tong @samanthatong98

Makeup & Hair Assistant- Sara Condemi

Script Supervisor- Brooke Banning @brooookie_b

1ST AC - Tom Mangin @tmangin76

2ND AC - Andrew Lim @taeelim

Gaffer - Julian Samuels (the legend) @julian.samuels



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/

TITA COLLECTIVE : TITA JOKES at the NEXT STAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL, TO SKETCHFEST, HETO NA by Pantayo Music Video, Exclusive feature on SPOTIFY CANADA


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


#TitaCollectiveHolidayFamJam

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!




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