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Featuring Anthem Salgado, Meldy Hernandez, Michael Greene and Greg Manalo.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 7:30 pm

Curated and co-hosted by Irene Faye Duller.

$5 or FREE with food dish

Curated and co-hosted by the radiant Irene Faye Duller - of 8th Wonder and Rhapsodistas fame - April’s uniquely eclectic LUNADA brings together some of the Bay Area’s most creative, interdisciplinary storytellers. Combining elements of theatre, spoken word, movement and photography through a Filipino lens, April’s featured artists have performed on international stages and locally at important venues like Bindlestiff, The Marsh, Yerba Buena Center, Stage Werx, Asian Art Museum and Intersection for the Arts.  These accomplished poet-performers will undoubtedly impress, touch and mystify. FREE ADMISSION when you bring food to share, and as always the OPEN MIC is waiting for you!

April's LUNADA will also be the official book release for Anthem Salgado's newly self-published photography book: ALL IS FULL OF LOVE.

Featured Performer Biographies:

Anthem Salgado is a multi-disciplinary artist who has performed his original solo-theater creations on the stages of Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, and Kearny Street Workshop.  Bare Knuckle, his feature-length one-man show debuted at Brava Theater under the direction of Evren Odcikin, and he held the lead role in the play Friends written by Kobo Abe and directed Raelle Myrick-Hodges.  Salgado has presented his spoken word throughout the Bay Area, New York, Honolulu, and Manila.  As a literary artist, his fiction appears in the anthologies Field of Mirrors and I Saw My Ex at a Party.  He has given numerous workshops and regularly guest-lectures at San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco.  Salgado was awarded a Philippines Fulbright-Hays scholarship via Sonoma State University's North Bay International Studies Program, and was elected Young Leader of Color by Theatre Communications Group.

Meldy Hernandez
is Pinay writer, performer, public health nurse/artist who believes in the power of stories to promote health.  Her work mixes storytelling and dance to explore the global/human connection and the body's ability to thrive. She has performed at various venues in Spain, West Africa, and the United States.  In San Francisco, she has rocked the stages at the Marsh, Stage Werx, and Off-Market theater. Check out RN Hernandez’s first solo show, “Nursing In Timbuktu” at a community theater near you this summer.

E. Michael Greene has always had an affinity with photography. He was born in Seoul Korea and grew up on various island nations throughout the South Pacific and Northern Mariana and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He could be seen with a camera always close at hand since his 8th birthday when he received a Yashica 35mm camera as a gift and would snap pictures of anything and everything helping to develop a style hard to imitate. Many years and photographs later his works of primarily landscape photography can be found in local Pleasanton shops and galleries.

Gregory Manalo has had a love affair with theater since 1997. He is a member of the prolific theater group Brothers Keeper and a long time performing artist at Bindlestiff Studio, the epicenter for Pilipino performing arts. Gregory attributes most of his movement background to the Visayan Style Corto Kadena Eskrima System founded by the late master teacher Maestro Sonny Umpad. When he's not performing you can also find him at his day job as a filmmaker for Manalo Cinematic.

$5 or FREE with food dish


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