Image Description: Kwento Times IRL Cast gathered around stands, acting out a reading.

Kwento Times Staged Reading Festival

Kwento Times Staged Reading Festival celebrates diverse Pilipinx stories by bringing directors, actors, and audiences together to support the early stages of playwriting development. Kwento Times is Bindlestiff Studio's inaugural play reading festival featuring new plays by writing workshop participants from Bindlestiff Studio and Velasco Arts. Each play was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic period, offering a unique and diverse kwento or story.

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Aureen Almario - Bindlestiff AD/Co-Producer
Conrad Panganiban - Co-Producer
Christina Ying - Co-Producer/Curator/Writer
Lorna Velasco - Co-Producer/Curator


Bindlestiff Studio cultivates artists who reflect and celebrate the diverse values, traditions, and histories of Pilipino and Filipino American cultures through bold artistic expression and community engagement.


Sunday, May 1

1:00PM / Julie and the Starmaker by Conrad Panganiban
3:30PM / Stonefruit by Marissa Martinez
6:00PM / Club Level by David McFadden-Elliott

Wednesday, May 4

8:00PM / A Box for Blessica by Joselito Cordero

Thursday, May 5

8:00PM / There's A Kind Of A Hush by Manny Cabrera

Friday, May 6

8:00PM / Three Rules by Ed Mabasa

Saturday, May 7

1:00PM / Seminar by Edu Ibazeta
3:00PM / The Master's Tool by Jasmine Pulido
6:00PM / Musika by Matt De La Cruz

May 01, 2022 at 1:00pm - May 07, 2022
Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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Accessibility & Consent

 Bindlestiff Studio is wheelchair accessible.
 ASL interpretation will be available for the duration of the event.

In an effort to keep our community safe during this time of pandemic, kindly stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you have had possible COVID-19 exposure. Vaccines, face masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. Let's continue to keep each other safe.

If you require any special accommodations or assistance, please email [email protected].

This event will be photographed and video recorded for archival and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to the potential of your image being shared publicly through APICC's channels.

$5.00 USD · Purchase tickets