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Kisapmata

By Bianca Miranda

January 30 - February 18, 2024

The Tagalog word “kisapmata” means “blink of an eye.” It’s also the title of a punk banger by Filipino band, Rivermaya. Inspired by this song, this new Canadian play tells the love story of two Filipino women—one living here in Canada and the other, born and raised in the Philippines. Through intimate vignettes, we see the longing, the diving in, and eventually, the letting go. 

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We are proud to present the world premiere of this unique queer love story by Calgary playwright Bianca Miranda at Chromatic, with direction by Gina Puntil, co-produced by Lunchbox Theatre and presented as part of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo. Kisapmata has been in development since 2021, when it was part of our IBPOC Playwrights Unit, and it was featured in both the Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work and Stage Two at Lunchbox Theatre in 2022. Playwright Bianca Miranda also recently premiered The F-Word, co-written and performed with Keshia Cheesman, in a Downstage Production at Alberta Theatre Projects, which was nominated for "Outstanding New Play" at the Betty Mitchell Awards.

Directed by Gina Puntil 

Co-Production with Lunchbox Theatre and presented by One Yellow Rabbit as part of the 38th Annual High Performance Rodeo.

Poster Artwork by Maezy Reign

CAST AND CREW

Michelle Diaz • A
Isabella Pedersen • B

Gina Puntil • Director 

Kodie Rollan • Assistant Director & Dramaturg
Thomas Geddes • Video & Projection Design
Cassie Holmes • Set & Costume Design
Gladzy Kei • Grapic Designer
Kp Smith • Lx Design
Sallie Mae Salcedo • Sound Design
Jennifer Yeung • Stage Manager
Rebecca Orion • Apprentice Stage Manager

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Bianca Miranda • Playwright

SHOWTIMES

Tuesday Jan 30 – 12pm (Preview)

Wednesday Jan 31 – 12pm (Preview)

Thursday Feb 1 – 12pm (Opening)

Friday Feb 2 – 12pm & 7pm

Saturday Feb 3 – 12pm & 4pm (4pm Is Brown Out Night)

Sunday Feb 4 – 1:30pm (Relaxed & Audio Described, Super Mask Friendly)

 

Tuesday Feb 6 – 12pm 

Wednesday Feb 7 – 7pm

Thursday Feb 8 – 12pm (Talk Back)

Friday Feb 9 – 12pm & 7pm (7pm is Celebrating Pride)

Saturday Feb 10 – 12pm & 7pm

Sunday Feb 11 – 1:30pm 

 

Tuesday Feb 13 – 12pm 

Wednesday Feb 14 – 7pm

Thursday Feb 15 – 12pm (Talk Back)

Friday Feb 16 – 12pm & 7pm (7pm is Date Night)

Saturday Feb 17 – 12pm & 7pm

Sunday Feb 18 – 1:30pm (Closing)

Brown Out Night

This production's Brown Out Night is an afternoon performance and reception celebrating the Filipino/a/x community, lives, and love stories. We are specifically inviting those who identify as being part of the Filipino community and other racialized (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) communities to make up our audience, for this show. With that in mind, we will not be turning away anyone who purchases a ticket for this performance. We do ask that if you do not identify as Filipino or identify as being part of a racialized group, please ask yourself why you would like to attend, and what you will add to the space.

LEARN MORE HERE

Relaxed & Audio Described

We are partnering again with Inside Out Theatre with their Good Host program to provide a Relaxed and Audio Described performance of Kisapmata on Sunday, February 4th 15th at 1:30PM to make this performance more accessible.

Talk Back

After the show's performance, most (usually all) of the actors return to the stage to answer your questions and provide insight into the play you have just experienced.

LOCATION & DETAILS

Lunchbox Theatre performances take place in the Studio at Vertigo Theatre, at the base of the landmark Calgary Tower.

 

#161, 115 - 9 Ave. SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P5

 

Parking Information

Tickets can’t be purchased online 60 minutes before the show but you can call and book at 403-221-3708 or at the box office window before the show.

 

Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

 

You are welcome to pack your lunch or dinner and eat it during the show, the bar will be open before each performance to purchase snacks and drinks but there are no sandwiches/ lunches for sale at the venue.

We suggest this show for 12+.

 

Note: We aim to have a scent-sensitivity environment. Please avoid wearing scented personal care products such as perfume, cologne, aftershave, scented lotions or creams for the body, face or hands.

 

Note: Video and audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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