Hilot means Healer
By Jo SiMalaya Alcampo
Directed by Jasmine Chen
Dramaturgy by Marjorie Chan
Music composed and performed by MaryCarl Guiao
Karen Ancheta, Aldrin Bundoc, Belinda Corpuz, Carolyn Fe
Produced by Cahoots Theatre in association with b current performing arts
Oct 5-27 2019
At BMO Incubator, Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St W, Toronto
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.
Photographed above: Jo SiMalaya Alcampo.