Written by Leah Nanako-Winkler

Directed by Michelle Talgarow


Opens Nov 16, 2024 | Shotgun Players

Dang, dating sure is hard these days. But don’t worry, this show will flirt its way into your heart and hit like a one night stand! A hot and loaded experience brings the new age of dating to life onstage. Opposites who attract, David and Jenny answer the NY Times “36 questions that lead to love.” 

“I’ve long admired Winkler’s singular voice—haunting and sharp with an undeniable tenderness”  - Brooklyn Rail

Lucía Fuentes


Written by J. Lynn Jackson

Directed by Katja Rivera

June 14- 22 2024 | Townhall Theatre Company

Hernán Espinoza from Mexico walks Japan’s Shikoku pilgrimage path to open his heart. A Buddhist nun and others test his intentions. When lured to a shortcut, Hernán meets dark demons from his past. In search of light, he continues to the end of the circular Shikoku path, which is also the beginning.

*Lucía Fuentes was a semi-finalist for the 2021 Woodward International Playwriting Prize and for the 2024 Playwrights Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival. 


Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad


Written by Ashley Smiley

Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges

Feb 28-March 17 2024 

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Hearts aren’t left in San Francisco they’re stolen, bipped straight from the ribcage. No one understands this more than Sloosh, an AfroFranciscan suffering from the realities of hyper gentrification in the City she was born and raised in and she has 72 hours to do…..something before the her life drives off packed neatly into a U-HAUL. Centered in the Bayview Hunters Point area of San Francisco the last place one can turn 360 degrees and see a Black citizen at every turn, DWTMMS is a story about a San Francisco native desperately seeking God, herself and a way to stay. 

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Article by Nic Feliciano

Photographs by Kate Therese Amaba Buenconsejo aka been.milky

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Spirit in a Shotglass Project: A one woman show

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as part of the Champagne Staged Reading Series


Written by Leah Nanako Winkler

Directed by Michelle Talgarow

April 17 & 18 | Shotgun Players

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Jenny and David are different. Jenny and David swipe right on Tinder. Jenny and David go on a date. Jenny and David ask each other a set of thirty-six questions that are supposed to lead to love.

Getting There


Written by Dapika Guha

Directed by Nailah Harper-Malveaux

Jan 20-Feb 26 2023 | more info

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Kai and Julie came to Paris to see the sights, enjoy the food, and maybe learn something about themselves. After a falling out sends them on separate paths, Kai is pulled into an affair with a sophisticated older married couple, while Julie encounters an enigmatic woman deep in a war against herself. Twenty-four hours later, none of these five women are the same. Full of surprises and serendipity, Getting There is an intergenerational meditation on love, aging, and solitude.




Mondays April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22,

Thursday June 1 

630-930 pm | Bindlestiff Studio

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MAY 11 1220-120pm| Berkley City College x Freight & Salvage

Man of God

[Actor and Fight Assistant]

Written by Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed by Michelle Talgarow

Sept 3-Oct 2 2022 | 8pm

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Inspired by a real life incident at a Christian mission in Southeast Asia, this play delves into the lives of four young women faced with a choice. A funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along - and decide they are definitely gonna do something about it.

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The Act of Care

by Lauren Andrei Garcia and Conrad Panganiban 

[Playwright & Consultant]

Directed by Alan S. Quismorio

Presented and Commissioned by the Chikahan Company

Nov 18-21, 2021| 8pm | Potrero Stage 

TICKETS for a San Francisco Chronicle Datebook Pick

When an unexplainable virus begins to infect several patients and nurses at a local hospital, a reserved Filipina nurse, Olivia, is visited by creatures who lurk in the shadows of the illness. Are they the cause or the cure?

The Act of Care is a horror drama that explores the humanity and inhumanity of the American Healthcare System.

This production is a part of PlayGround’s 3rd annual Innovators Showcase.



Alan S. Quismorio, Director | Emilio Racinez, Stage Manager | Krystle Piamonte, Dramaturg | Brian Batugo, Movement Director | Noa Batle, Set Designer | Spenser Matubang, Lighting Designer | Josh Icban, Sound Designer | Mia Jue, Costume Designer | champoy, Mask Designer | Marissa L. Ampon, Props Master | Felicia Chanco, Broadcast Director | Lauren Andrei Garcia, Nursing and Healthcare Consultant

In Real Life

by Christina Ying 

Directed by John Caldon


Oct 21 2021| Bindlestiff Studio 

Staged Reading of Christina Ying's full length play:

In 2075 a young Virtual Conscious Engineer discovers groundbreaking technology to help navigate the complexity of his dating life. Defined by his genius and fine pedigree, no one suspects that Harrison Chester is overwhelmed by grief and loneliness. As the ghosts of his past meet new ghosts of the present, Harrison is determined to find love in the darkest moment of his life.

Featuring: Jed Parsario, Lauren Garcia, Golda Sargento, and Julie Kuwabara

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Yet So Far


Short Film


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[Writer, Comic]

Out now | BOOM! Studios

"BOOM! Studios, in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, has announced an oversized one-shot comic book special, BUFFY: EVERY GENERATION #1, featuring three stories written and illustrated by comics creators Nilah Magruder, Morgan Beem, Lauren Andrei Garcia, Caitlin Yarsky, Lauren Knight, and Alex Guimarães, available in April 2020."





APRIL 29, 7PM + On Demand Streaming

[Producer, Director, Actor]

Kilig Girl: A Prologue is a theatrical show created for the digital experience due to the pandemic. It is a contemporary examination + perspective of the relationship between love, idealism, the Filipinx-American identity, and experience. During the performance, we follow Tetchie,  a 20-something living in San Francisco as she processes one important moment in her marriage, the moment she decides to stay or leave. We witness her stream-of-consciousness as she reimagines her experience of domestic violence in order to rework her traumatic memory. It is lyrical, mythical, and at times, horrific. The writing and programming of this work is generously supported by Balay Kreative. This Artist Grant was awarded to Kultivate Labs through the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development. Pay what you can starting at 11$.

For on demand streaming please email or DM on IG @kiliggirlaprologue



EXTENDED! to May 2nd!

March 31 - April 11, 2021


Shotgun Players' world premiere Zoom commission follows a young, queer pastor attempting to navigate her new congregation’s shift to online worship due to COVID-19. As seasons change outside and the flat timeline of quarantine continues, the multi-ethnic church fights to maintain a practice that rotates around fellowship and community across generations and cultures when they can’t hug, cook, or sing together. Feel the Spirit is generously supported by a grant from The Tournesol Project. Pay what you can starting at $8.



[Writer, Actor]

Listening Party 11/14 7pm | Radio Basa

Enter a 1946 San Francisco noir. Thick smoke smothers the dank city’s underbelly as we watch from the dark corners as Rosy Rapture (Raisa Donato), a discerning private detective, gets one step closer to the truth. Will she find the killer of the infamous leader of an opium drug cartel? Can her penetrating questions unveil a clue from Alice Satana (Lauren Garcia), the alluring daughter and heiress of the opium fortune?

The Astonishing Lack of Discernment was originally workshopped in Bindlestiff Studio's Noir Writing Workshop with Ed Mabasa.

Find out what happens to our heroes as we peep into this world. We will have a live discussion via Zoom where you have a chance to interact with the cast and crew over the production process and the future of Radio Basa.

Can't make the party? Listen on Spotify


[Stand-Up Comic]

Friday, June 26 | BindleZoom

Kevin Camia is your Host for a night of Stand-Up.


(Sketch Comedy)

June 13 | 8pm | @Bindlezoom


(Sketch Comedy)

April 25 | 745pm | @InsideLands


(Sketch Comedy/Theatre)

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(Sketch Comedy/Theatre)

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[Visual Artist and Curator]


"Bodies of Salt, Tidal Minds" is an exhibition proposed by Creative Creatures Collective that is "An exploration of  brown bodies navigating historical erasure in America, biorhythms and the survival of lifeform, and intergenerational migration through the lens of water."

Creative Creatures Collective Artists: 

Lauren Garcia, Kassandra Prindle, Taylor Garcia, Caesar Sangalang, Rizal Adanza

Additional Exhibiting Artists:

Lauren Andrei Garcia, Kassandra Prindle, Taylor Garcia, Caesar Sangalang, Rizal Adanza, Abel Rodriguez, Alejandra Rodriguez, Micah Tariga, Sunshine Roque, Syah Prindle, Paul Cuenco, Joan Osato, Cristina Nuñez, Christine Trowbridge, Mason Tariga, Gayatri Arameni Oseguera-Bhatnagar

Mermaid of St. Malo


Sept 12-28 | 8pm

Extended three-week run. Get your tickets now!

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Sponsored in part by:

MOHCD - SOMA Stabilization Fund

PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists), Inc.

San Francisco Grants for the Arts

San Francisco Arts Commission

Pic by Vik Mediratta

City of Souls


Oct 12-Nov 8 2019| @SOMAarts Cultural Center

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Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action.

Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, this year’s exhibition features special altar structures to honor and manifest founding curator Rene Yañez’s vision for his final Día de Los Muertos exhibition, titled City of Souls, a reference to his 2001 exhibition City of Miracles. City of Souls invites artists who are most directly impacted by gentrification and displacement to engage audience members in dialogue on the future of San Francisco’s cultural identity.

The exhibition unveiling, Friday, October 11, 2019, 6–9pm, $12–$20 sliding scale admission, features curatorial remarks, musical performances by Anaís Azul and Petting Kazo, and a Dia de Los Muertos inspired artist market. 

Día de Los Muertos 2019: City of Souls is dedicated to Dawn Mabalon, and to children who have lost their lives in ICE custody.




Rio Yańez

Carolina Quintanilla

Sights Unseen 


June 14 5-10pm Opening | @Cal Maritime Community Art Gallery

A Glimpse Into Vallejo's Artist Community. A Group Exhibition and Poetry Showcase by local artists.

Sacred Connection


August 9  5-10pm Opening | runs Aug-Sept| @Cal Maritime Community Art Gallery

“Sacred Connection” will explore the beauty of our planet, environment, land and community. We invite you to submit work that explores the connection you have to your surroundings, nature and your environment. This can be from an aesthetic perspective, a critical perspective, or even from the perspective of how our planet has become victim to imperialism, colonization and technology and other contributing agents. We are looking for a wide range of works, so feel free to explore the beauty as well as the destruction of the planet. The intention of the show is to move people in hopes of bringing awareness to issues affecting our planet. 

*also featuring members of Creative Creatures Collective

Granny Cart Gangstas On Tour


Asian AF March 29,  2019  | 930pm | @ Upright Citizens Brigade Inner Sanctum  (Los Angeles)

Femme Fest March 30, 2019 | 8pm | @ Sacramento Comedy Spot (Sacramento)

Femprovisor SF April 25 | @Exit Theatre

Kulart May 11

Bukaka: Air it Out August 8-August 24 | @Bindlestiff Studios

Significant Other 

April 30-June 15, 2019 | @SF Playhouse


Jordan Berman is looking for his own “Mr. Right.” Nothing is more important to him than his close group of girlfriends; but as they get married one by one, he is left to wonder why life won’t give him the same fairytale ending. Significant Other is an unorthodox romantic comedy from award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Admissions) that celebrates the highs and lows of twentysomething urban life—wedding after wedding after wedding.

Written by Joshua Harmon

Directed by Lauren English

Before and Over

June 10-11 |8pm | @Shotgun Players


Remember the old Bernal Heights?

Written by Star Finch

Directed by Sean San Jose

LEAD Filipino Fly Pinay Panel (Panelist)

March 22,  2019  | All Day | @ Mission College, Santa Clara

LEAD Filipino's Fly Pinays mentorship program pairs Filipina professionals and students from across the Northern California region in shared interests, professions/fields, and areas of study. Since 2017, we have engaged over 200 Pinay women and girls through our Fly Pinays program.

Held in March, during Women's Herstory Month, the Fly Pinays mentorship program produces two events to celebrate sisterhood, leadership, and Pinay experiences throughout our neighborhoods and communities -- and most importantly, bring our mentor-mentee network together!

With Her Voice, She Rises

March 8 - 9,  2019  | 8pm | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)


Resident Bindlestiff and Kundiman artists will perform monologues and literary works conveying intimate and profound expressions of womanhood, identity and lineage. Beginning on International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is in deep appreciation and solidarity with API Women, their unique experiences, and their cultural impact through performance and literature. 

Love Edition: Falling Hard (Directing)

February 14 - March 2, 2019  (Thurs-Sat)  | 8pm | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)


Exploring the emotional twists and turns of love and relationships, The Love Edition: Falling Hard is a short play festival that captures the complex nuances of love stories. Through comedy, drama, and mixed media, The Love Edition illustrates a theatrical world that delves deep into the human experience and spectacle of romantic love.

Granny Cart Gangstas @ SF Sketch Fest

January 12, 2019 | 11pm | @ Piano Fight (San Francisco) 

We create rebellious rowdy comedy poking fun at pop culture, consumerism, politics, systems of oppression (oh yeah), the mundane and absurdity of everyday life, weed, and pretty much anything under the sun, actually universe.

Hmodern Hmong & Science Fiction & Fantasy 

Saturday, December 29, 2018 | 3pm - 5pm | @  SFPL (San Francisco) 

Poetry Association (SFPA) would like to welcome you to Fresh Off the Starships: Diasporic Asian Narratives.


November 18, 2018 | @ The Custom Made Theatre Co. (San Francisco)

INTIMATES, Written by Nicole Jost, Directed by Noelle Viñas, is the next in a series of five plays being workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program.

A sex worker and her client begin a whole new kind of relationship—after the client’s death. Nevaeh shows up on Fatima’s doorstep, confused about the rules of the afterlife and the limits of her newly-dead body. To Fatima’s surprise, they forge a deeper connection than the one they shared in life. As Nevaeh floats towards another world, Fatima struggles to keep her grounded in this one. INTIMATES: a story about the point where love meets lust, honesty meets artifice, and life meets death.

Chasing Papeles

November 1–17, 2018 | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)

Chasing Papeles explores the undocumented Filipina immigrant experience using spoken word text, music, movement, shadow puppets, and more.

Written and Co-Directed by Andrea Almario

Co-Directed by Aureen Almario


Granny Cart Gangstas x The Lola Project

October 20, 2018 | @ UndiscoveredSF  (San Francisco)

UNDISCOVERED SF Creative Night Market is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate San Francisco's new cultural district - SoMa Pilipinas! Enjoy local artisans, food vendors, live music/dance performances, and flavor each month.

Hidden Refuge :: Refugio Escondido

September 21, 2018 | @ Grace Cathedral (San Francisco)

This performance explores the decolonization of patriarchal infrastructures and environments through performance ritual and sound art. 

Sips for Solidarity  (Visual Art)

September 21, 2018 | @ The Women's Building (San Francisco)


The Holy Face of Miraculous Healing and it is Frida’s Face on hand dyed cotton handkerchiefs. Framed for display.

Quantity 1

Size 11x14

Call and Response

August 4, 2018 | 6:30pm | @ African American Art and Culture Complex (San Francisco)

Good. Better. Best. Bested. 


June 14–July 7, 2018 | @ Custom Made Theatre (San Francisco)

A one-night journey down the Las Vegas strip, an interwoven story of bachelorettes, magicians, street performers, addicts, tourists and historical soldiers.

Written by Jonathan Spector

Directed by Lauren English

Good. Better. Best. Bested.

"Kudos, [Lauren Andrei] acts her roles with able panache." —

"Lauren Andrei shines as drama-queen Sue..." —

"[Lauren Andrei] stands out among the cast for the differentiating nuances she bring to her roles." —


May 3–May 26, 2018 | @ EXIT Theatre (San Francisco)

Stuart Bousel’s revamp of Aristophanes’ outrageously cynical sex and politics romp, chronicling one community’s attempt to overhaul its corrupt power structure and save itself from ruin.

Adapted and directed by Stuart Bousel

​"Lauren Andrei (Sexy Hymenia) enlivens matters as [she] snipes at each [character], continuously." —

Ser Muxer (Visual Art)

April 6–May 5, 2018 | @ El Comalito Collective (Vallejo)

Ser muxer is about the relationships among muxeres and how those relationships empower and or inspire muxeres to follow our own caminos despite social, gender and cultural norms. The artwork includes celebration, unresolved feelings and lingering conflict in regards to these relationships. 

Femprovisor Fest '18

April 27, 2018 | @ EXIT Theatre (San Francisco)

Femprovisor Fest showcases diverse female-identified improv ensembles, comics and sketch groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the US.

April 7, 2018 | @ Caffe Frascati (San Jose)

Keeping it Nerd goes into depth about what the panelists like in the pop and geek culture, why we will always see the 80's style in modern times, and what superpowers each of the panelists have.

Here, Kitty, Kitty: The P*ssy Bites Back!

March 22–23, 2018 | @ Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco)

The red tides are raging to turn the course of herstory. In the age of Trump, Granny Cart Gangstas respond in the only way they know how - comedy. 

Las Hociconas

March 9, 2018 | @ Studio Grand (Oakland)

A new theatre arts initiative designed to nurture a new generation of cis-gender womxn, queer, trans, and gender expansive artists of color voices in the Bay Area. 



June 30 | 6pm PT

Granny Cart Gangstas

Tita Collective

Carolina DG

Diana Reyes aka FLY LADY D

Erika Ehler

Jiavani Linayao

Monica Joan Ogden

Tin Lorica

hosted by Alia Ceniza Rasul

Art by Ahlyssa E. Dulay

Inspired by Ruby Ibarra

Getting There


Written by Dapika Guha

Directed by Nailah Harper-Malveaux

Jan 20-Feb 26 2023 | more info

Tickets Here

Kai and Julie came to Paris to see the sights, enjoy the food, and maybe learn something about themselves. After a falling out sends them on separate paths, Kai is pulled into an affair with a sophisticated older married couple, while Julie encounters an enigmatic woman deep in a war against herself. Twenty-four hours later, none of these five women are the same. Full of surprises and serendipity, Getting There is an intergenerational meditation on love, aging, and solitude.