THE NEW EARTH: Filipino American Artists in Hampton Roads

In support of Virginia Stage Company’s new musical “The Earth Remembers” coming this summer, this panel of artists, creators, and performers from Hampton Roads of Filipino heritage explore the role of identity, celebrating culture, and overcoming adversity in pursuit of their artistic expressions.
Virginia Stage Company and Public Works Virginia present the second session of "The New Earth: A Series of Conversations on Racial History, Equity and the Creation of Art in Hampton Roads" in preparation for the world premiere of the new musical The Earth Remembers in August 2021.

Filipino American Artists in Hampton Roads
Sunday, June 13, 2021
5-6:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual Panel

This program has been made possible, in part, by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Virginia Humanities.

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Panel Facilitator:

Philip Odango
Teaching artist, costume designer, author


Arlene Fontanares, MD
First Vice-chairman, Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater (CUFOT). Philippine Cultural Center’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA), the Philippine Rondalla Ensemble of Virginia (PREVa), and Kuntaw martial arts

Eddie Castillo
Associate Artistic Director and training leader of Core Theatre Ensemble

Kathryn Stevens
Educator, Cosplayer, and Co-Host of ShoPowSho

Vicente “Vic” Yap
Contemporary Artist: Painter, Sculptor, Graphic Designer

Christina Rhodes
Stuffie Restoration Specialist, Cosplayer, and Co-Host of ShoPowSho

Stary tuned for more discussions!

edited 6/28/21