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TAO PO (Is anybody home?)

23 September 2018

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Performance Details

Sunday 23 September, 2pm
Sunday 23 September, 6pm
Duration:
120min
Venue:
Street 2

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Four monologues that knock into our hearts and ask the hard question: Are we in touch with our humanity? TAO PO is a human experience.

A zumba instructor haunted by her husband and son's ghosts, both victims of summary killings; a photographer whose sanity is questioned by the newspaper that employs him; the apparent double life of a policeman, sworn to uphold the law; and a young girl paying tribute to victims haphazardly buried in the notorious Tokhang Wall.

Filipina performance activist Mae Paner, popularly known as Juana Change, performs four monologues that render different perspectives on drug-related killings in Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines. The performance is followed by a talkback session or forum where the audience gets to share their insights and interact with the director, actress and at times, with the persons portrayed in the performance.

TAO PO is performed in Filipino with English subtitles.

Monologues written by Maynard Manansala
Performance directed by Ed Lacson, Jr.

Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, adult themes (violence)

“Every person of goodwill must see ‘Tao Po’... Her portrayal is raw, intense, moving, and thought-provoking...it also engenders a hope that our collective empathy for the victims might build enough solidarity for our society to ultimately overcome and end this horror in our midst.” - Chito Gascon, Chairman, Philippine Commission on Human Rights

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THE STREET PRESENTS
TAO PO
(IS ANYBODY HOME?)

SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, 2PM + 6PM

STANDARD $42
CONCESSION $35

TAO PO is performed in Pilipino with English subtitles.
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, adult themes (violence)

STREET TWO | UNRESERVED SEATING | 90 MINUTE SHOW, 30 MINUTE Q&A SESSION

Location

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm

+ 1.5 hours prior to performance

 

02 6247 1223
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