Presentation Title

Flipping the Script: Gabriela Silang’s Legacy through Stagecraft

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

April 2020

Major Field of Study

Humanities and Cultural Studies

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Carlos Rodriguez, MA and Thomas Burke, MFA

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Flipping the Script: Gabriela Silang’s Legacy through Stagecraft is a chronicle of the adaptation of Gabriela Silang (1731-1763) produced by Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Filipino student club (Kapamilya) for their annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN). The 9th annual show is scheduled for April 5, 2020. Due to the limitations of stagecraft, the scriptwriters made executive decisions on what to omit or adapt to create a well-rounded historical adaptation.

In this chronicle, scriptwriters’ choices in character development and musical elements in the show are examined. Additionally, it investigates the importance of PCN as a medium for storytelling in Filipino American culture. By analyzing an original script of Silang’s life, audiences gain a deeper understanding and more dynamic perspective of her legacy as the first woman warrior of the Philippines. This thesis is a timeline of Silang’s life amid the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, an examination of Silang’s importance within the Filipino narrative, and how her legacy survives through stagecraft.

Comments

This presentation was accepted for the Scholarly and Creative Works Conference at Dominican University of California. The Conference was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Flipping the Script: Gabriela Silang’s Legacy through Stagecraft

Flipping the Script: Gabriela Silang’s Legacy through Stagecraft is a chronicle of the adaptation of Gabriela Silang (1731-1763) produced by Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Filipino student club (Kapamilya) for their annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN). The 9th annual show is scheduled for April 5, 2020. Due to the limitations of stagecraft, the scriptwriters made executive decisions on what to omit or adapt to create a well-rounded historical adaptation.

In this chronicle, scriptwriters’ choices in character development and musical elements in the show are examined. Additionally, it investigates the importance of PCN as a medium for storytelling in Filipino American culture. By analyzing an original script of Silang’s life, audiences gain a deeper understanding and more dynamic perspective of her legacy as the first woman warrior of the Philippines. This thesis is a timeline of Silang’s life amid the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, an examination of Silang’s importance within the Filipino narrative, and how her legacy survives through stagecraft.