Award-winning performance curator/producer Katie Sly has teamed up with an all-LGBTQ creative team New to bring the play Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night!
Inspired by writer and performer Davey Calderon’s visit to his family’s ancestral land, the Philippines, this show is a celebration of the intersections found in oneself. Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! is a Clown-Drag-Karaoke Extravaganza, serving up Filipino-Canadian identity shenanigans, queer insights, family epiphanies, and soul gratifying karaoke.
Led by Calderon and directed by Chris Lam, the creative team also includes Costume Design by Vancouver’s long-time drag artist darling Rose Butch, who was recently seen performing at Paul Wong’s Pride in Chinatown event and who is a leader within Vancouver’s Man Up Drag series.
Patrons at Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! will have XYYVR’s bar available to them during the show, and should expect to be invited onstage to sing themselves, as the show explores the cathartic, bonding medium that is bar karaoke, and how it bridges cultural divides through the shared experience vulnerability and joy.
Presented by New(to)Town Collective, Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! plays at XYYVR, one of Vancouver’s queer bars and a staple of Vancouver’s queer community as part of the Site-Specific series, during the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival September 06 to 16.