Loose Change Productions
December 17 - December 18Free
The Brick in association with Loose Change Productions presents
written by Carolyn Antonio, Erica Miguel, and Dorotea Mendoza
directed by Jesca Prudencio
December 17 and 18
This event is free, and walkup seating will be available, first come first serve.
EXPORT QUALITY is an original play by three Filipina-American playwrights: Carolyn Antonio, Erica Miguel, and Dorotea Mendoza. Directed by Jesca Prudencio, EXPORT QUALITY examines violence against women, gender inequality, and the impact of colonialism on women in the global south. The play explores these themes through the stories of women from the Philippines who’ve been trafficked into the U.S. through the mail-order bride industry.
Comprised of four monologues and choreography inspired by Tinikling, a folk dance from the Leyte region, EXPORT QUALITY is based on true stories and sex trafficking cases that the playwrights encountered as part of their advocacy work within the Filipino community in the U.S. The play explores the disparities experienced by these women through their specific journeys, their sacrifices, decisions, and the steps they take to reconcile with their truths.
EXPORT QUALITY is an experience filled with humor, expressive physicality, and auditory/visual displays to connect the audience to an often-sensationalized issue, creating a space that enables them to breathe and witness the narrative in its entirety.
This production is supported by MAP Fund Asian Women’s Giving Circle, LMCC
As of August 16th, New York City requires proof of vaccination in order to attend indoor performances. We will be enforcing this policy for all upcoming performances. In addition, we ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe Pass or the New York State Excelsior Pass. We are navigating this day to day just like all of you, so please be patient with staff.