Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center as part of the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival. Produced by Lauren Andrei Garcia,  Ava Tong, and Bindlestiff Studio. Writing and programming supported by Balay Kreative. This Artist Grant was awarded to Kultivate Labs through the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development. Ticketing has ended. Thank you for coming!

Kilig Girl: A Prologue

May 29, 2021 | 7pm

Above photos: Lead Creative Direction Lauren Garcia

by Creative Creatures Collective, KPSMoon Photography, Rizal Adanza, Lynie Abadilla, Caesar Sangalang


 Kilig Girl: A Prologue is a contemporary examination + perspective of the relationship between love, idealism, and the Asian American identity. Following the stream-of-consciousness of a 20-something living in the San Francisco Bay Area,  a woman reimagines her experience of domestic violence in order to rework her traumatic memory. It is lyrical, mythical, and horrific. 

About the Artist + Producer

Lauren Andrei Garcia is a writer, actor, producer and visual artist. She has acted for dozens of shows across the bay area, most recently in Feel the Spirit for Shotgun Players and #BARSBAYAREA at Zspace. Her most recent visual installations were seen at El Comalito Collective’s Ser Muxer Exhibit and SOMArts Dia de los Muertos: City of Souls Exhibit. She has co-written the first Filipinx slayer into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer official canon for BOOM! Comics. 


Lauren Andrei Garcia

Jonah Pavon

Creative Team

Lauren Andrei Garcia [producer, lead creative design + direction]

Ava Tong [producer]

Aureen Almario [direction + prop design]

Lynie Abadilla [assistant direction, creative direction, design + dramaturgy]

Rizal Adanza [production + creative design]

Kassandra Prindle [underwater creative design]

Caesar Sangalang [underwater creative design]

Lolly Dormido [sound]

Jonah Pavon [actor]

Paciano Triunfo [director of cinematography]

Tara Perez [audio + bts]

Morgan Beem [merch design]


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Illustration by Morgan Beem

Thank you to our supporters

Christine Trowbridge, Fred Brown + Carol Brown + Canyon Pool, Christina Ying + our class of Filipinx playwrights.