Asian Pacific Island Cultural Center (APICC) presents a fun, silly Zoom puppet show for kids of all ages...or, if ya wanna get specific: kids 5 to 105 years old!
Live puppets performed by Filipino American puppeteer Tito Ramon & with music by Kuya Joshua...together with some silly puppet stories written & performed by actual silly kids! Tito Ramon has worked with a handful of kids to write their own silly puppet stories which they will perform themselves! Produced by APICC's very own Artistic Director, Melanie Elvena.
Is there a future playwright, novelist or scriptwriter in this show?
Zoom in and find out on Saturday, January 30 at 2pm!
Automatic live captioning will be available.
This show is a Zoom webinar presentation lasting approximately 45 minutes
...mostly all of those minutes will be silly!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
“Tito Ramon” is Ramon Abad who is a Filipino American puppeteer, artist, and teacher. He makes his own puppets and has performed traveling puppet shows at various Filipino American festivals like UNDISCOVERED.
He was a company member, puppeteer and designer with theater groups like Bindlestiff Studio’s tongue in A mood and Larry Reed’s ShadowLight Productions.
Ramon recently directed a collaboration with Bindlestiff artists on the Zoom puppet story "Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave" through APICC’s "THE UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA FESTIVAL 2020 FINDING KINSHIP."
He is currently a recipient of a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant to direct a hip hop puppet show for children and an Artist Grant with Balay Kreative to develop a solo puppet show to be performed in early Summer 2021.“Kuya Joshua” is Joshua Icban who is a musician from Vallejo, CA. As a professional guitarist, he has played with Bay Area Grammy award winner “Fantastic Negrito” and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. As a composer and sound designer, he has worked with KulArts, Awesome Orchestra and Bindlestiff Studios. His work has been featured in spaces such as the Asian Art Museum and CounterPulse. In 2018, Josh completed his MA in Ethnomusicology from Cal State East Bay, chronicling the immigration timeline of Filipinos to the United States and the many experiences and impact on the development of music and culture in California.