Bletcher Hour: Q & A with playwright Bianca Miranda

Bletcher Hour: Q & A with playwright Bianca Miranda

601 3 Ave S
23 May
  • [PAST] May 23rd, 2024
  • 6-7pm
  • 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge
  • Virtual Event

Join us virtually for a special Bletcher Hour featuring playwright Bianca Miranda, highlighting her recent play Kisapmata. The Tagalog word “kisapmata” means “blink of an eye.” It’s also the title of a punk banger by Filipino band, Rivermaya. Inspired by this song, the play tells the love story of two Filipino women—one living in Canada and the other, born and raised in the Philippines. Through intimate vignettes, we see the longing, the diving in, and eventually, the letting go.

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Bianca to learn about her practice, influences, and work. This event will take place online via Zoom. This program is free to attend. Please contact Heather Kehoe, Program & Event Coordinator, to register. Readings are sent as PDFs in advance of the event.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Bianca Miranda is a fat, queer, Filipino performer, playwright, and producer, grateful to be living and working in Moh’kins’tsis, Treaty 7 Territory. She is the Associate Producer at Downstage, ‘theatre that creates conversation’.

As a theatre-maker and playwright, her works most often start from a personal place and examine the intersections of her identities, born out of the necessity to tell stories of her communities that are underrepresented on stage. Her favourite works include: “Kisapmata” (Chromatic Theatre & Lunchbox Theatre) and “The F Word” (A Downstage production, presented by Alberta Theatre Projects in association with Handsome Alice & Theatre Calgary), co-written and performed with Keshia Cheesman.

As an actor and performer, she has worked with theatre companies across the city, with some personal favourites such as Hamlet Frequency (Shakespeare Company and One Yellow Rabbit), Little Red (Major Matt Mason and Ghost River Theatre), and Timmy, Tommy, and the Haunted Hotel (Pape & Taper).

Bianca believes in the transformative power of theatre and storytelling.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

  • 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB
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