Sunday, June 26, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

2 0 1 7: Year of Phoenix

Jan 9 [] Jan 16 [] Jan 23 [] Jan 30 [] Feb 6 at 7pm

Feb 18 at 7pm

SULU Series NYC [] Winter & Spring 2017 dates TBA
*A platform to creatively cultivate & unconditionally support Asian Pacific American artists in NYC.

2 0 1 6:


January 8, 2016 - UNiVERSALself excerpt at Kings Theatre, Brooklyn.

February 10, 2016 - Joe Bataan performance at BB Kings, Times Square, NYC.

February 15- March 6, 2016 - Frigid Festival, Under St. Marks Theatre, NYC.

February 15-19, 2016 - Collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District

February 21, 2016 - JL Sun raiser at Queens Museum

February 29, 2016 - Rising Jamz showcase at Delroy's Jamaican Concert venue, Brooklyn

March - May, 2016 - UNiVERSALself educational program in East New York, Brooklyn

March 10, 2016 - UNiVERSALself excerpt & panel discussion Asian Awareness Month at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.

April 28th, 2016 - Binghamton University, upstate NY

June 17th, 2016 - TRANSCEND Artist Showcase.  Under St. Marks Theatre, NYC.

July 5th, 2016 - Staged reading of TRANSCEND. Under St. Marks Theatre, NYC.

July 29th, 2016 - SULU Series NYC. Kraine Theater

August 12-26, 2016 - The world premiere of TRANSCEND at the New York International Fringe Festival

October 1st, 2016 - TRANSCEND at Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance, NYC

October 11th, 2016 - SULU Series NYC, Kraine Theater, NYC.

November 2016 - 8th Wonder Reunion performance (TBA), San Francisco, CA.

November 11th, 2016 - TRANSCEND at Alpha Omega Theatrica Dance, NYC.

January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6th - TRANSCEND at Under St. Marks Theatre, NYC.

2 0 1 5: Don't call it a comeback!


March 18 & 19, 2015 - UN!VERSALself at the Young Adult Borough Center (Franklin K. Lane Campus), Brooklyn, NY. TIME:  5:30PM

April 15, 2015 - UN!VERSALself at Mission College, Santa Clara, California. TIME: 12pm & 7pm

May 26, 2015 - UNiVERSAlself educational program (US.ep) - Spirit of Grit Assembly at the Young Adult Borough Center, Brooklyn, NY

June 24, 2015 - Students within the UNiVERSALself educational program will be performing at the Young Adult Borough Center Graduation in East New York.

July 10, 2015 - Featured artist at Glowing with the Moon - Summer Series. Location Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, CA.

July 17th, 2015 - Performance Fundraiser at Bindlestiff Studios, San Francisco, CA.  A special presentation of UNiVERSALself, with special guests....(tba)

August 14-30, 2015 - Venue Director with 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival, FringeNYC.

Fall of 2015 - I will be beginning a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Brooklyn Colleges Performance and Interactive Media Arts program.

September 18, 2015 - A special presentation of UNiVERSALself at Payag Restaurant in Queens, NY to raise funds for my MFA degree at Brooklyn College.


2 0 1 4:  Y E A R   O F   T H E   H O R S E -


Jan 25, 2014 - Leonides Arpon’s BDAY celebration & performance fund raiser for typhoon survivors in the Philippines. Location: Dardo Galletto Studios. 151 West 46th St., NYC

February 23, 2014 - Performance at the Preview of 'Journey of a Brown Girl' - Brooklyn, NY.

March 3, 2014 - Workshop at the University of California at Santa Cruz

March 5, 2014 - Presentation at De Anza College, California.

April 3, 2014 - Mount St. Mary's University, Maryland

May 2, 2014 - Keynote speaker for the UC Santa Cruz - Asian Pacific Islander Student Association ‘Motivational Conference.’

May 5, 2014 - De Anza College. Cupertino, CA

May 6, 2014 - Merritt College. Oakland, CA

May 8, 2014 - Visual & Performing Arts Center. Cupertino, CA

Fall of 2014 - UNiVERSALself National college tour, TBA

October-December, 2014 - UNiVERSALself Educational Program @ YABC, Brooklyn

October 15th, 22nd & 23rd, 2014 @ 9pm est - UNiVERSALself on Brooklyn Free Speech TV

October 29, 2014 - Boricua College, Brooklyn, NY.  6-7pm

October 29, 2014 - FANHS MNY: Filipino American History Month, closing ceremony. John Jay College, Manhattan, NY.


- 2 0 1 3 -

Jan 12, 2013 - As an audience ambassador with the Foundry Theatre, I will be organizing a group to attend The Public Theater's "Under The Radar Festival."  We are excited to watch "Hollowed Roots!"

Jan 15, 2013 - The Filipino American National Historical Society of Metro NYC will be honoring The King of LatinSoul, Joe Bataan, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at John Jay College in NYC. 6-9PM.  I am honored to be the host for this wonderful evening.

Jan 17, 2013 - The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) will be hosting a fundraiser to support Hurricane Sandy victims at Hotel Indigo, NYC. 8-10PM.  I am excited to perform some original poems for this great cause!

February, 2013 - The Universal Self Educational Program will be facilitating arts education workshops at the Downtown Brooklyn GED Plus center.

Feb 5, 2013 - As an audience ambassador with the Foundry Theatre, I will be organizing a group to attend "Good Person of Szechwan" at LaMamas Theater, NYC. 7:30PM 

Feb 15, 2013 - Speaking on a panel at the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, District 3 community meeting. New Jersey.

Feb 19, 2013 - The United Playaz of The Bronx will be organizing a fundraiser to support the organizational capacity building & local sports programs for United Playaz youth in the SF Bay Area.  Location: Bobs Bar, NYC. 7-10PM

March 2, 2013 - I will be performing a short excerpt of Universal Self at a community fund raiser with X-Mental University. Location: Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

March 10, 2013 - I will be one of the judges for Battle of the Barrios, produced by FIND District 3 at Rutgers University. New Jersey.

March 21, 2013 - I will be performing original poetry for FUSION at Baruch College, NYC.  To check out a sample of my performance click here!

March 28, 2013 - I will be the sacrificial poet for "The Inspired Word's 2013 1G NYC Poetry Slam."   Location: 85 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003.

April 2, 2013 - Performing a short excerpt of #UniversalSelf at the Asian American Artist Alliance TOWNHALL. NYC

April 2, 2013 - April 5, 2013April 6, 2013 - April 11, 2013 - Universal Self will featured at The One Festival NYC.  The 8th Annual The ONE Festival will be presented at Teatro LATEA, located at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (107 Suffolk St, Between Delancey & Rivington Streets).


April 5, 2013 - Poetry Workshop/Performance at Freeport High School. Long Island City. NY

April 15, 2013 - Poetry Performance at KEAN University with F.U.N.K. & UniPro.

April 17, 2013 - Poetry Workshop/Performance at CUNY New Community College. NYC

April 17, 2013 - Asian Heritage Night at the Barclay Center, Brooklyn.  Nets Vs. Pistons (NBA)

April 26, 2013 - Zuriel Bautista's Fashion premier  at the Brooklyn Commons. 6-10PM
*******POSTPONED TO THE SUMMER OF 2013**********
******POSTPONED TO THE SUMMER of 2013*******

May 2, 2013 - "WE LOVE THE PHILIPPINES". Location: SWAY LOUNGE., NYC

May 11, 2013 - Concert Fund Raiser featuring Joe Bataan to fix the roof at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church.  120 East 106th St (Between Lexington & Park), Harlem, NY.   10AM-5PM  I will be performing original poetry in celebration of life and community.

May 18, 2013 - DULCINEA DETWAH will be releasing 3 new songs at FatBaby 112 Rivington St New York, NY 10002 - 8pm ---> PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!


May 24, 2013 - I will perform a short excerpt of Universal Self & share a motivational talk with the youth congregation at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in East Harlem. NY 7PM.

May 30, 2013 - My younger sister, Jacelyn Bautista, will be graduating from High School in San Francisco, CA.  I am so proud of her for also being accepted into San Francisco State University in the Fall of 2013.

May 30, 2013 - IN THE MIX: A COMPANY CYPHER CABARET.  8-10PMWOW CafĂ© Theatre 59-61 East 4th, New York, New York 10003

June 1, 2013 - Unipro Summit, Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC.

June 2, 2013 - Philippine Independence Day, NYC.  I will be sharing a special poem in honor of my peoples legacy!

June 8, 2013 - Philippine Independence Day at the Office of the Queens Borough President.  I am acting & reciting poetry with Kinding Sindaw.

June 15, 2013 - I will be the master of ceremony for an outdoor street concert in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.  Location: Albee Square (Fulton & Bond St., Downtown Brooklyn). Time:  3:30-4:30PM

August 9-22, 2013 - New York International Fringe Festival.  Universal Self is an official selection into the FringeNYC 2013.

September 17, 2013 -  Performance Poetry at Filipino Heritage Night at CITI FIELD Stadium: NY Mets vs SF Giants.  5:45pm

October 4, 2013 - UNiVERSALself at Stonehill College: Easton, MA.

October 15, 2013 - I will be an artist ambassador for the 31st Annual Asian American Artist Alliance Gala. NYC

October 26, 2013 - I will be attending the 3rd Annual TOFA-NY Awards with this years Heritage Awardee, The King of Latin Soul Music, Joe Bataan. Location: Carnegie Hall, NYC.

November 1, 2013 - Performance Poetry at the Closing Ceremonies of Filipino American History Month at John Jay College, NYC.  Hosted by the Filipino American National Historical Society of Metro NY.

November 3, 2013 - Fundraiser to support Earthquake survivors in the Philippines.  Location: EVR NYC - 54W 39th Street, New York, New York 10018

November 6, 2013 - Online Radio Interview with JacQuiToma!’s Salsa and Soul (53-minute mark)

November 15, 2013 - University of Pennsylvania/ Asian Pacifica American Heritage Week.


Nov 21, 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan Fund raiser with the Filipino American Museum. LOCATION:  Galapagos Art Space 16 Main St., Brooklyn, NY.


Dec 7, 2013 - Special guest performer at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The Filipino Association at Stevens Tech hosts a benefit for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.


Dec 18, 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan Relief Benefit with Kinding Sindaw.  LOCATION: LaMama Theater. 74 East 4th St., NYC.

December 2013 - February 2014:  UNiVERSALself Educational Program in 4 different locations throughout NYC (TBA).

March 4, 2014 - Asian American Pacific Islander speaker series at Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

July 31-August 2, 2014 - FANHS San Diego, California


---------------------ONGOING PROJECTS2013----------------


-Universal Self is a multicultural community movement to a Broadway Theater, 2013! #US2013 #Ashe

-I am a Teaching Artist for an elective performance class at Brooklyn GED Plus entitled Universal Self.

-I am partnering with Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul Music, on several artistic productions.


-I am working with distinguished Bay Area playwright Cecilia Gaerlan on a new solo theater production entitled, "Breach of Faith: The men of Bataan."

-I am an Audience Ambassador Fellow with the Foundry Theatre, NYC.




2   0   1   2 -  YEAR OF THE WATER DRAGON

Jan 23, 2012 - Keynote Speaker for the Brooklyn Access GED Graduation Ceremony. St. Francis College

Feb 3, 2012 - Asian American Writers Workshop. NYC

Feb 10, 2012 - Keynote Speaker for the Young Adult Borough Center. St. Francis College, Brooklyn.

Feb 17, 2012 - 'Identity, storytelling & unpacking personal experience' workshop. Stonehill College. Massachusetts.

Feb 22, 2012 - Male Ego Project. McDaniel College. Maryland

Feb 25, 2012 - Love Redefined. Wild Project. NYC (LES)

March 7-10, 2012 - Birthday Triage, Columbia University. NYC

March 30, 2012
- Keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Good Shepherds Youth Summit. Brooklyn, NY.

March 31, 2012 - 15th Annual ISSI International Gala Night, Northeastern University. MA.

April 4, 2012 - Sarah Lawrence College, Wright Theater. NY

April 19, 2012 - Male Ego Project. Connecticut.

April 20, 2012 - Urbintel Poetry Workshop. Long Island City, NY.

April 24, 2012 - Banning High School, Los Angeles

April 24, 2012 - Da Poetry Lounge. Los Angeles, CA

April 25-30, 2012 - I will be touring Universal Self in several venues throughout the Bay Area, CA:
April 25, 2012 - San Francisco State University
April 27, 2012 - UC Santa Cruz - Alumni Dinner
April 28, 2012 - SF War Memorial Performing Arts Center

May 4-6 & May 11-13, 2012 - I am co-producing a multi-media theater production entitled Toy Soldierz/Urban Healing Tour at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC.

May 10, 2012 - Keynote Speaker. Westinghouse High School, National Honor Society Celebration

June 2, 2012 - Speaker at the UniPro Summit. NYC

June 18, 2012 - Keynote speaker at the Downtown Brooklyn GED Access Center Graduation, NY.

June 28, 2012 - Filipino American Historical National Society (FAHNS), Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I performed an excerpt of Universal Self on the mainstage; I read a scene about the Bataan Legacy during a workshop facilitated by Cecilia Gaerlan; and I acted in a scene called Seven Manangs Wild.

July 14, 2012 - Co-hosted a community table with "A Child of Time" & Universal Self at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, NY.

July 19, 2012 - Universal Self Photo Shoot with students. Photographer: Chauncey Velasco

July 21, 2012 - Tagalogue, Nuyorican Poets Cafe 6-9PM

August 7, 2012 - CUNY New Community College

August 20, 2012 - Yale University

August 21, 2012 - Lunch with Joe Bataan

August 25, 2012-  Co-hosting the First Annual Balut eating contest and authentic Cebuano Lechon Roast at Maharlika Moderno Filipino, Dekalb Market in Brooklyn. 3PM

August 25, 2012 - VERSES, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC

August 30, 2012 - James Madison University with Urbintel Inc., Virginia

Sept 9, 2012 -  Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, St. Cecilia's Church, Harlem, NY

Sept 21, 2012 -  Bataan Legacy, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, San Francisco, California

Sept 23, 2012 - Dream Cypher Reunion, San Jose, California

Sept 28, 2012 - BBOY Ultimatum, Herald Square (Close to Penn Station) NYC.  I will be performing an excerpt of Universal Self.

Oct 3, 2012 - FANHS Metro NYC opening ceremony for Filipino American History Month @ Philippine Consulate General, Manhattan.  I will be honored with the "Outstanding Artist Award."

Oct 12/13, 2012 - Tagalogue, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC

Oct 21, 2012 - Canonization of San Pedro at The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz

Oct 27, 2012 - TOFA - NY (The Outstanding Filipino Americans - New York) Carnegie Hall, NYC

Oct 30, 2012 - Co-Hosting the FANHS Metro NYC closing ceremonies of Filipino American History Month at John Jay College.

Nov 2 & 3, 2012 - UNIVERSAL SELF, The Actors Fund Theater (160 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn)

Nov 4,  2012 - Hosting a celebration of San Pedro at the Philippine Consulate General of New York City

Nov 10, 2012 - Kilusan's Birthday

Nov 16, 2012 - Stonehill College. Easton, MA. I will be sharing an excerpt of Universal Self and facilitating a performance workshop.

Nov 2012 - A Day of Poetry @ FreePort High School, Long Island City, NY

Nov 30, 2012 - Sahabhaga: Festival of Participatory Performance. Bangalore, India

----------------------------2011 (mid-year review)-----------------------


June 29, 2011 - Smithsonian Latino Center

July 9, 14, 15, 23, 24 - Capital Fringe Festival- Washington DC

July 16, 2011 - Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival - Estria Graffiti Battle

July 30th, 2011 - VERSES @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe - NY, NY

August 22, 2011
- Yale University

August 25, 2011 - Shabar Music Showcase. Little Fields, Brooklyn, NY. I will be stage managing!

Sept 6, 2011 - Asian American Artist Alliance, Town Hall - I will be performing an excerpt from Jchen Dance Company (Dance Theater)

Sept 10, 2011 - The September Concert, NYC Fire Museum

Sept 23, 24, 25, 2011 - Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NY, NY

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Sept 29/30, 2011 - Youth Workshop @ FAHSI: Filipino American Human Services INC.

Oct 5, 2011 - Clark University, Atlanta

Oct 5 & 6, 2011 - JChen Dance Company, Dixon Place, NY, NY


Oct 11, 2011 - Boricua College, Brooklyn, NY

Oct 12 2011 - Zuri Mcdaniels Web Launch Party. NY, NY

Oct 16, 2011 - Filipino American Human Services Inc., Youth Open Mic. Jamaica, Queens, NY.

Oct 21, 2011 - La Pena Cultural Center - Berkeley, CA

Oct. 22, 2011
- 3pm-5pm - International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street (corner Jackson Street), San Francisco, CA



Oct 23, 2011 - Writing/Performance workshop with PAWA-Philippine American Writers Association. SF, CA

Oct 26/27, 2011 - Urban Healing Tour. Modesto, CA

Oct 29, 2011 - I will be attending "The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards Ceremony." Carnegie Hall. NY, NY
Nov 1, 2011 - Hunter College, NY, NY

Nov 3, 2011 - Collaborative Opportunities for Raising Empowerment, INC. Fund Raiser, NY, NY

Nov 5, 2011 - FIND opening speaker & closing featured performer. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY

Nov 18, 2011 - Poetry Workshop with Urbintel INC. Long Island City, NY.

Nov 19, 2011 - Ugnayan presents RECLAIM. 410 West 40th St., Manhattan, NYC.


Nov 23, 2011 - Creative Communities presents "The Jux". Thom Bar (SOHO). I will be hosting this weekly event. Tonight the talented Nakia Henry will be performing with her band!

Dec 30, 2011 - Dulcinea Detwah's album release party. Colors Restaurant, NYC.

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