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SAN DIEGO– Theatre Performance: The Fire in Me: An Exploration of Domestic Violence in San Diego’s Filipino Community at San Diego Central Library

March 10, 2019 @ 7:00 am9:30 am

The Fire In Me-- A Theatrical Exploration of Domestic Violence in San Diego's Filipino Community

SAN DIEGO–“The Fire In Me” is a theatrical exploration of domestic violence in San Diego’s Filipino community. In partnership with Asian Story Theater and Access Inc., playwright Thelma Virata de Castro interviewed diverse community members and wrote the play “The Fire in Me” based on these interviews. The interviewees include survivors, immigrants, family members, community leaders, and experts working in the field. Performed by professional actors, the play and following panel invite discussion about the topic of domestic violence in the context of culture, immigration status and gender roles. This program was made possible thanks to grant support from The San Diego Foundation and support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Synopsis: Lark, a Filipino American college student, lands an internship at a legal clinic for immigrant survivors of domestic violence. When her work triggers recognition of trauma in her own past, she retreats into the world of the Filipino soap opera The Fire in Me. Her family, friends, and the helpers around her fight to get her back.

The Fire in Me Cast and Artistic Team, Photo Credit: Patrick Mayuyu
The Fire in Me Cast and Artistic Team, Photo Credit: Patrick Mayuyu

The performance is free and open to the public. Due to mature content, recommended for ages 18 and up.

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00-4:30 pm at San Diego Central Library Shiley Special Events Suite

San Diego Central Library

Shiley Special Events Suite

330 Park Blvd.

San Diego, California 92101

First two hours free parking in the underground garage with validation (see machine in First Floor lobby) or all day free metered parking on street on Sunday. For more parking information click here.

Reservations appreciated. For reservations, click here.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Merienda (Filipino appetizers, desserts and drinks)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Performance of play

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Panel Discussion

4:00-4:30 pm Informal Meet the actors

For more information and blog updates, visit www.thefireinme2019.com or contact Thelma Virata de Castro, Playwright, at thefireinme2019@gmail.com.

This program is part of a project supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant. 


March 10, 2019
7:00 am – 9:30 am


San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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