Hilot Means Healer

A Cahoots Theatre Production
in association with b current performing arts

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
BMO Incubator
October 5–27, 2019

Tickets: Preview $15 | Student/senior/arts worker $20 | Adult $25
Service charges may apply
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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 by: Jo SiMalaya Alcampo
Direction: Jasmine Chen
Dramaturgy: Marjorie Chan
Set, Costume & Props Design: Jung-Hye Kim
Lighting Design: Jareth Li
Sound Design: MaryCarl Guiao
Production Management & Technical Direction: Crystal Lee
Stage Managemer: Victoria Wang
Apprentice Stage Managemer: Emie Sabandal
Production & Design Assistance: Gloria Mok
Audio Description: Kat Germain
Featuring Karen Ancheta, Aldrin Bundoc, Belinda Corpuz, Carolyn Fe
Music composed and performed by MaryCarl Guiao

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

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

Performance Dates
Approximate running time: 120 minutes
Saturday, October 5 – 7:30pm Preview
Sunday, October 6 – 2:00pm Preview
Tuesday, October 8 – 7:30pm PWYC Preview
Wednesday, October 9 – 7:30pm Opening
Thursday, October 10 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 11 – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 12 – 7:30pm
Sunday, October 13 – 2:00pm Relaxed Performance
Tuesday, October 15 – 7:30pm PWYC
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:30pm
Thursday, October 17 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 18 – 7:30pm Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, October 19 – 7:30pm
Sunday, October 20 – 2:00pm Relaxed Performance
Tuesday, October 22 – 7:30pm PWYC
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30pm
Thursday, October 24 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 25 – 7:30pm Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, October 26 – 7:30pm
Sunday, October 27 – 2:00pm

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.