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Through the Bamboo ()

Produced by

Uwi Collective

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwrights: Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos
Director: Nina Lee Aquino


Factory Mainspace Theatre


July 3rd, 2019 – July 14th, 2019


When Philly’s Lola (grandma) dies, she finds herself in the fantastical land of Uwi. Will she be able to end the reign of the Three Sisters, find her Lola and bring her back home?

Inspired by Philippine mythology, THROUGH THE BAMBOO is an action-packed adventure about the value of storytelling, and how families deal with loss. A Filipinx-Canadian tale you’ve never heard before, told in the tradition of The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. (


Karen Ancheta Isa / Mom
Marie Beath Badian Dalawa
Lana Carillo Giting
Joy Castro Tatlo
John Echano General T / Ekek
Carolyn Fe Lola
Nicco Lorenzo Garcia Matalino
Ericka Leobrera Ipakita
Anthony Perpuse Kapre / Koyo
Angela Rosete Philly

Creative Team

Andrea Mapili Playwright
Byron Abalos Playwright
Nina Lee Aquino Director
Nina Lee Aquino Dramaturge
Maddie Bautista Sound Designer
Nina Lee Aquino Set Designer
Farnoosh Talebpour Set Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Farnoosh Talebpour Costume Designer
Maddie Bautista Composer
Maddie Bautista Musical Director
Andrea Mapili Assistant Director
Andrea Mapili Movement Director


Victoria Wang Stage Manager
Farnoosh Talebpour Assistant Stage Manager
David DeGrow Production Manager
Farnoosh Talebpour Property Master
Byron Abalos Producer
Andrea Mapili Producer
Stephanie Jung Associate Producer
Damien Nelson Publicist
Marshall Lorenzo Graphic Designer
Andrea Kwan Gried Consultant