Diwang Pinay: Labanan ang Pang-aapi sa ating mga Makabagong Bayani
(Resist the Enslavement of our Modern Heroes)
Fri May 17, 2013, 8pm, Sat May 18, 8pm and Sun May 19, 3pm
Advance tickets $20, At Door $25
Labor Trafficking: "The recruitment, harboring, transportation,
provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through
the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery."
-Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000
Diwang Pinay is a performance based on the true stories of four women who have survived labor trafficking. Like thousands of other overseas Filipino workers, landlessness, joblessness, contractualization and meager wages forced them to leave the Philippines to find work abroad.
Recruited through an employment agency, they signed labor contracts with the promise of the American dream and an end to their hardships back home only to find themselves commodities in a labor export system and pawns in a labor trafficking scheme, which they struggle against and resist to this day.
This original production is a program of Filipinas for Rights
and Empowerment (FiRE)-GABRIELA USA and is in support of
the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns' Stop Trafficking Our People campaign.
New PLAYBACK WOW Workshops
Monday, May 20, 2013
6:30 - 9:15pm
$15 (some scholarships available)
NEW PLAYBACK WOW Workshops: Feb 18, March 25, May 20
Please register in advance: send your name, contact information, background and the reason for your enthusiasm
to playbackwow AT gmail D0T com
*Enhance expressiveness *Deepen listening and empathy *Build and share our community's culture
Playback, a participatory, improvisational performance form for acting out y/our stories,
is offered in agencies, schools, theaters, living rooms and streets on all continents.
Human service providers, artists and community activists will grow, contribute and enjoy this
entirely participatory and experiential workshop.
The workshop is part of an on-going program of Playback Theatre at WOW.
Taught by Susan Metz: MS in Ed & MFA in Poetry/ Graduate of the School of PT (2006)
who has taught Playback locally and internationally for 12 years.
Organized by Lorraine LaPrade: MA in Women's Studies/ Member of WOW Collective.
Activities may include
singing & dancing to warm up, theater games to release spontaneity,
Playback theory & technique so that we can enact y/our experiences without consulting,
and time for sharing and reflection as well as for discussion.
Wear soft clothing.
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The Little Red Riding Hood
June 13 - 22, 2013
Don't miss the newest full length burlesque play by HyperGender's producer JZ Bich! The Little Red Riding Hood, a burlesque fairy tale will show you the little Red the way you have never seen her before! A touch of feminism mixed with some sexiness and spiced with humor just in time to celebrate LGBTIQ Pride Month!
The Capital Campaign
In 2000, WOW
launched its first large-scale fundraising effort, a capital campaign
to help us buy and renovate our theater. The City of New York has sold the tenants of 59-61 East 4th Street the
building for $1!
The caveat: That we raise the funds to
renovate the building, and bring it up to code. WOW’s share of renovation costs is about $125,000. As
we have survived solely on box-office sales for 25 years, this is more
money than we’ve ever had or needed in the past.
When we do
succeed in securing these funds, WOW will own its own permanent theater
space in a completely renovated building.
One of the most
exciting aspects, which we have achieved, is the addition of a functional 24/7
self-service elevator! Yet to come is a sink for the bathroom, and dare we say air-conditioning?!
We have raised more than 3/4 of the total, but are not there yet! In order to make this possible, we urgently need your financial help! No
donation is too small or too large, and any amount will help us ensure
that theatre by women and/or by transgender people continues to thrive and be ever-increasingly accessible.
WOW Cafe Theater
is located at 59-61 East 4th Street
on the Fourth Floor.
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New
York City, USA.
We now have a 24/7 available elevator for our building!
WOW Cafe Theatre is a member of Fourth Arts Block (FAB)
only cultural district in Manhattan.
Visit www.fabnyc.org to learn more and to check out other cultural activities on East 4th Street.
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