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  • Kisapmata | Chromatic Theatre

    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. Buy Tickets 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 Bianca Miranda • Playwright Buy Tickets 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. Buy Tickets 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. Buy Tickets ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Program Local Vendors

  • Jordan Baylon | Chromatic Theatre

    Jordan Baylon General Director Jordan (they/she/he) is a second generation PilipinX artist, critic and community worker imagining justice and abundance for equity-deserving peoples within the spaces of all our relations, personal, communal and societal. With a decade of experience serving in the non-profit arts sector in Mohkinstsis (Calgary), Jordan advocates a collective, grassroots approach to dismantling and rebuilding organizational structures, processes and ideologies with values of anti-racism and social justice. Jordan is a proud associate of CommunityWise’s Anti-Racist Organizational Change program, and co-authoried RE-Tool, a handbook on equity-driven grantmaking as part of Equity in the Panel Room working group. As an artist, Jordan’s work gnaws at the intersection of queer identity, race, colonialism, food, ritual and the deep dark places that represent our possibilities for pleasure and liberation. Contact

  • Jesse Del Fiero | Chromatic Theatre

    Jesse Del Fiero Early Career Artist Jesse Del Fierro is a queer, non-binary, Filipinx – Canadian actor, director and theatre creator with the privilege to work in both Moh’kinstsis on Treaty 7 Territory and on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples colloquially known as Calgary AB and Vancouver BC respectively. They hold a BFA in Theatre Performance from Simon Fraser University, and have collaborated on works presented at PuSh International Performance Art Festival, SummerWorks, Audain Gallery and rEvolver Festival amongst others. Their work focuses on centering the artist and valuing process over product and consent over consensus as a radical form of decolonizing their practice – acknowledging that this is a life-long process. Intersectionality is their only reality. As a recipient of BC Art’s Council Early Career Development grant 2020, Jesse is currently under the mentorship of Jenna Rodgers of Chromatic Theatre, and Jivesh Parasram of Rumble Theatre to further develop their skills as director, dramaturg, collaborator and overall badass artistic leader. As Jesse always says, “Honesty is the policy and so is screaming.” Contact

  • Hiring | Chromatic Theatre

    We're Hiring Statistician Join Chromatic Theatre in interpreting the narrative that the data reveals about cultural/ethnic diversity in Calgary's professional theatre productions. Be part of YYCTheatreStats' mission to drive positive change through data-driven insights! Apply today. ​ As a Statistician, you will play a crucial role in analyzing and visualizing data collected from 2018 to 2023. Working collaboratively with the Associate Producer and Communication and Marketing Associate, you will explore research questions, suggest analytical approaches, and provide expert knowledge synthesis. Your insights will drive discussions during the Racialized Theatre Community Caucus, shedding light on the impact of these statistics on the Calgary theatre community. Download Job Call Key Responsibilities: Analyze and visualize representations of data Collaborate on data curation for events Evaluate existing data for gaps and propose potential areas for further research Provide statistical expertise and guidance on methodology Research Questions: What story is the data telling us about cultural/ethnic diversity in Calgary's professional theatre productions? What information is absent from the data that may provide additional insights? What potential gaps or limitations exist in our current methodology? Qualifications: Experience in data analysis Currently pursuing or have attained a Bachelor's degree, preferably in a field related to statistics or a relevant quantitative discipline Knowledge of and interest in the arts sector/theatre (an asset) Contract Details: Maximum of 54 hours for the entirety of the contract Hourly rate: $37/hour ​ Priority will be given to racialized artists. ​ Application Deadline: October 2, 2023 or until position is filled. Interviews will begin the following week. Chromatic Theatre is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process. Please reach out via email to rebecca@chromatictheatre.ca should you require any accommodations or have specific accessibility needs during the application or interview process. ​ ​Interested candidates should submit their resume, along with a brief statement of interest to Rebecca Comer ​ ​ Application Deadline is October 10 , 2023 or until the position is filled. Interviews will begin the following week. Rebecca@chromatictheatre.ca

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  • Donate | Chromatic Theatre

    Want to support Chromatic Theatre? We are a not-for-profit organization, but do not have federal charitable status. As a result, we cannot issue tax receipts. ​ If you still wish to make a donation, we can accept Canadian e-mail money transfers at theatrechromatic@gmail.com . ​ THANK YOU!! Donate: About Us

  • Theatre | Chromatic Theatre | Calgary

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  • Rebecca Comer | Chromatic Theatre

    Rebecca Comer Acting Associate Producer Rebecca Comer (she/her) is a theatre creator, performer, and educator. She holds a master’s degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. Her artistic practice includes playwriting, performance creation, and acting. Her focus is on creating work for Black audiences, often exploring vulnerability through autobiographical storytelling. ​ Contact

  • Jenna Rodgers | Chromatic Theatre

    Jenna Rodgers Founding Artistic Director Jenna is a mixed-race Director and Dramaturg based in Calgary, on Treaty 7 Territory. Jenna is the founding Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre – a company dedicated to producing and developing work by and for artists of colour. Jenna is also the Dramaturg for the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. A passionate arts equity advocate, she is a graduate of the NTS Artistic Leadership Residency, the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership program, and the artEquity National Facilitator Training cohort. She holds an MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere. Recent Directing credits include Mary’s Wedding at the Citadel Theatre, Actually at Alberta Theatre Projects, and Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse at Vertigo Theatre; For Chromatic Theatre (我的名是张欣恩 (Gimme Chance Leh), Winners and Losers, Cowboy Versus Samurai); fu-GEN Theatre (Mixie and the Halfbreeds); Workshop West Theatre (Beyond the Darkness); Pape and Taper Theatre (Timmy, Tommy, and the Haunted Hotel);and Lunchbox Theatre (Let the Light of Day Through).She was selected as part of the 2020 Michael Langham Directors Conservatory at the Stratford Festival. Contact

  • Maezy Reign | Chromatic Theatre

    Maezy Reign Markerting and Communications Maezy Reign (they/she) is a biracial multidisciplinary artist, born and raised in Calgary. They work as a playwright, lighting designer and occasional actor. They are determined to create art that has the representation she never saw growing up, like mentally ill, gender diverse, queer, and racialized main characters. ​ Both my parents are theatre artists and entrepreneurs so I've been raised in a very artsy family. Maezy is a mixed-race black artist. Maezy's paternal grandmother grew up in St. Vincent in the Caribbean and immigrated to Canada in the 70's. Performance and Creative Credits include; Gaslight (Vertigo), The F Word (Downstage and ATP) Shark Bite (Lunchbox Theatre), Hay Coloured Houses (Paprika Festival), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Alchemy Festival), Hang In There (Chromatic PLU), This isn’t home (fear the festival), Psychotic Bitch (Ignite Festival), Revolution or Slumber (WCHS with HPR), Donut Diaries (Ignite Festival) Contact

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