Kilig Girl: A Prologue is a theatrical show created for the digital experience due to the pandemic. It is a contemporary examination + perspective of the relationship between love, idealism, the Filipinx-American identity, and experience. During the performance, we follow Tetchie, a 20-something living in San Francisco as she processes one important moment in her marriage, the moment she decides to stay or leave. We witness her stream-of-consciousness as she reimagines her experience of domestic violence in order to rework her traumatic memory. It is lyrical, mythical, and at times, horrific.
Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center as part of the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival. Produced by Lauren Andrei Garcia, Ava Tong, and Bindlestiff Studio. Writing and programming supported by Balay Kreative. This Artist Grant was awarded to Kultivate Labs through the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.
TW: This performance portrays domestic abuse and violence against Asian women. If you feel triggered at all during this performance, we invite you to take care of yourself in the way that makes sense for you.
Lauren Andrei Garcia [production, lead creative design + direction]
Ava Tong [production]
Rizal Adanza [production + creative design]
Lynie Abadilla [creative direction, design + dramaturgy]
Aureen Almario [creative direction + design]
Kassandra Prindle [underwater creative design]
Caesar Sangalang [underwater creative design]
Lolly Dormido [sound]
Jonah Pavon [guitar]
Paciano Triunfo [cinematography + videographer 1]
Tara Perez [audio + videographer 2]
Morgan Beem [merch design]
ABOUT LAUREN ANDREI GARCIA
Lauren Andrei Garcia is a writer, actor, producer, and visual artist. She has acted for dozens of shows across the bay area, most recently in Feel the Spirit for Shotgun Players and #BARSBAYAREA at Z Space. Her most recent visual installations were seen at El Comalito Collective’s Ser Muxer Exhibit and SOMArts Dia de los Muertos: City of Souls Exhibit. She has co-written the first Filipinx slayer into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer official canon for BOOM! Comics.
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Early morning sun streams shadows across a young woman's legs. She wears a dress but the rest of her body cannot be seen. She sits on a chair in front of her and her husband’s apartment: a brick wall. Next to her is an old mustard-colored television, the kind with twisting knobs. It feels like hope and a new beginning.