The Filipinx Writers Room consists of five female and non-binary creatives of Filipino heritage who got together to develop stories inspired from their experiences: Annie Brockenhuus-Schack, Rizcel Gagawanan, Miranda Aguilar, Gloria Demillo, and Jules Orcullo. They will be presenting their first work-in-progress containing excerpts of a play currently being written, Salt Baby.
In the spirit of kapwa, the wider Filipino community are invited to attend and participate. It will be held online via Zoom on Monday, 28th September 2020 at 7PM AEST.
Salt Baby is an exploration of anger and capitalising on the emotional labour of dealing with racism. The project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and consisted of five weekly intensives where the artists collaborated online to develop it.
Despite the pandemic, the Filipinx Writers Room has been a great opportunity for the group to cultivate kapwa whilst collaborating on an artistic project. As Filipinos, kapwa means co-spirit, the inner self is in the other, and that we are connected. This became apparent through creating space and acceptance for each other's varied experiences.
Co-produced by Annie and Rizcel, the Writers Room was developed out of a desire to see more stories made by female or non-binary Filipinx-Australian creatives and provide a space to foster artistic talent.
To get the Zoom link details please email your RSVP to Radio Tagumpay ([email protected]) by Sunday 27th September 2020 at 7PM AEST. Please advise us prior if you have any accessible requirements.