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

March 2, 2019 @ 6:00 am8:30 am

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 performance is free and open to the public. Due to mature content, recommended for ages 18 and up. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2:00-4:30 pm at Skyline Hills Library Multipurpose Room Skyline Hills Library Multipurpose Room 7900 Paradise Valley Road San Diego, California 92139   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 or contact Thelma Virata de Castro, Playwright, at This program is part of a project supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant. 


March 2, 2019
6:00 am – 8:30 am


Skyline Hills Library Multipurpose Roome
7900 Paradise Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92139 United States
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