You Will Gonna Go Crazy (2011)
90 min. | staged play + video + other digital/analog media
DESCRIPTION: Hason, the narrator, is a chronic crybaby. Prior to his birth, Hason’s mother, an immigrant nurse, was framed and arrested by the FBI for murder. Based on interviews, diaries, unpublished memoirs, and personal archives, this hilariously sad semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story confronts intimacy, violence, patriarchy, and the traumatic impacts of racism and sexism on the Filipino American family.
WRITER: Jason Magabo Perez
DIRECTOR: Alleluia Panis
LIGHTING/SOUND/MEDIA: Wilfred Galila
MUSIC: Wilfred Galila, Arash “Shammy Dee” Haile
ORIGINAL CAST: Jason Magabo Perez, Greg Manalo, Alexandria Diaz de Fato, Joe Cascasan
NOTE: This project was funded by a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
OCTOBER 2011. Produced and presented as a work-in-progress by KULARTS, INC. at the Bayanihan Community Center. SoMa, San Francisco, CA.
“You Will Gonna Go Crazy is savage, tender, wise-ass, hilarious–a deliciously raucous paean to American dreams and dreamers.”
– CAROLYN COOKE, author of Daughters of the Revolution
“…comic-book theater with characters that make you laugh and shudder at the same time.”
– GENNY LIM, author of Paper Angels
“FUNNY, WITTY, POIGNANT! Marangal na produksyon!”
– JOI BARRIOS, Philippine playwright/poet and Palanca Award Winner
FUTURE: This project is still in an ongoing development phase.