Runs from Saturday October 5 2019 to Sunday October 27 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


BMO Incubator for Live Arts
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Performance Notes

in association with b current performing arts

Set in Manila, during World War II, and drawn from the long tradition of Philippine folklore, legends, and Indigenous spirituality, HILOT weaves the tangible with the intangible to tell a story of unexpected bonds formed during cataclysmic change. Written by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, and directed by Jasmine Chen, this interdisciplinary story explores the social and political consequences of war and occupation in the Philippines and its impact through generations.

Written byJo SiMalaya Alcampo
Direction by Jasmine Chen
Dramaturgy by Marjorie Chan
Set, Costume & Props Design by Jung-Hye Kim
Lighting Design by Jareth Li
Sound Design by MaryCarl Guiao
Production Management & Technical Direction by Crystal Lee
Stage Management by Victoria Wang
Apprentice Stage Management by Emie Sabandal
Production & Design Assistance by Gloria Mok
Audio Description by Kat Germain

Featuring Karen Ancheta, Aldrin Bundoc, Belinda Corpuz, Carolyn Fe
Music composed and performed by MaryCarl Guiao

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Audio-Described Performances:
Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM

Relaxed Performances:
Sunday, October 13 @ 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 20 @ 2:00 PM

Made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council.

ABOUT CAHOOTS: Cahoots Theatre is a home for artists from the edge. Celebrating 33 seasons, Cahoots seeks, develops, produces and presents works that refocus the spotlight, empower artists and engage diverse communities. Working with artists of colour, Deaf artists, queer artists, and other marginalized groups, Cahoots focuses on intercultural encounters, the intersection of identities and the innovation of form. For more information visit

ABOUT b current performing arts: For over 28 years, b current has produced outside-the-box performance pieces, ideas, workshops, and mainstage productions. They splashed onto the scene in 1991, when ahdri zhina mandiela founded the company, and brought to Toronto the first ever production of a Dub Theatre script, mandiela’s dark diaspora… in dub. The kinetic artistic energy from this fuelled their pioneer work, feeding and shaping the future of Canadian performance art through culturally-rooted creation. Since inception, b current has developed scores of internationally celebrated artists and their works, with a focus always on engaging the community and creating space for diverse voices to be heard.

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