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“Emil Amok! Married to PETA and Other Love Stories”: Coming to SF SoloFest Feb. 1, 2020–Two shows only. Get discount code for tix here!

It’s happening …

“Emil Amok! Married to PETA and other Love Stories.”

at the SF Solofest, two nights only.

 

Come to the Potrero Stage – 1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Get your tickets with this  special amok insiders’ code:

SPF3EG$10.

Go to:  https://playground-sf.org/solofest

Here’s what critics have said about  Emil Amok’s performances:

“Charismatic…Guillermo’s life is one worth exploring.”–DC Metro Arts

“A refreshing experience in more ways than one. At the end of the hour, when Emil thanks the audience for seeing him as his authentic, non-invisble self–well, that’s what makes theatre so worthwhile, isnt’ it?” –DC Theatre Scene

“Was this standup, a monologue, a rant? …Enjoy trying to keep pace with Guillermo’s brilliant mind.” –Orlando Weekly.

“Excellent…Emil Guillermo knows how to tell a story and that ability sets “Amok Monologues” above other solo shows.” –San Diego Story

Get your tickets with this  special amok insiders’ code:

SPF3EG$10.

Go to:  https://playground-sf.org/solofest

It’s “Emil Amok: Married to PETA and other Love Stories.”

The fruit bat flies again!

Emil Guillermo is an award -winning journalist and commentator whose “Amok” columns have appeared for the last 25 years in print and on the web in both mainstream and ethnic media. Home based at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund website , he’s also read in Filipino American web and print publications in the U.S. and Hawaii.  Inspired by his columns, Emil takes to the stage to make his stories come alive, A former NPR host,TV broadcaster, and talk show host, he is the host and producer of “The PETA Podcast.” Listen here.

Don’t miss out:

Get your tickets with this  special amok insiders’ code:

SPF3EG$10.

Go to:  https://playground-sf.org/solofest

It’s “Emil Amok: Married to PETA and other Love Stories.”

 

Emil Amok! More shows coming….

Hey Amoks!

I am amok in Honolulu doing some private shows, but coming back with more versions of my Amok monologues soon.

In the meantime, you know I haven’t been silent.

Catch my columns on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog… 

And on my  @emilamok Twitter feed on this page!

And listen to me on the PETA Podcast.

Crazy times, ripe for Amok!

Impeachment notes:

–Gordon Sondland should have been on that bus with Trump, not Billy Bush. That would have made quite a tape.

— Best witnesses? Loved Lt. Col. Vindman’s uniform. But Dr. Fiona Hill made the hearings seem like “Masterpiece Impeachment.”

–Devin Nunes has no clothes.

–Ask Jim Jordan why he couldn’t get so worked up about pedophilia and wrestling at Ohio State?

–Don’t lose sight of basic questions; Can a president do what he wants without checks or balances? Is the power of the presidency absolute?  You know what they say about absolute power….

See you on stage soon! 

 

Emil Amok! Check my latest columns and pronouncements…. .

Read my latest columns at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog!

Sorry to say, I’ve been pre-occupied watching sports as an antidote to our constitutional crisis.  (Go Warriors! Go Sharks! Wake up,Giants!)  That and teaching college kids.

Also working on a new iteration of my “Amok Monologues.” It’s coming to Washington, D.C. in late July!!! Ticket info coming.

Sounds like a good time to book me for an east coast swing.

Oh, and while Emil Amok’s Takeout is still available wherever you podcast (check it out on Spotify, iTunes, Castbox, etc.),  each week there’s a new The PETA PODCAST !

Your Friendly Filipino Amok Fruit Bat

Emil Amok! Still tickets left for Feb.1 and Feb. 7 shows in SF. ; Also, where you can read my columns or hear my podcasts.

The full hour-long performance of my Amok Monologues, “Emil Amok: Sex and Affirmative Action!”  is coming to San Francisco’s Potrero  Stage in January 27, Feb.1, Feb. 7.

Jan 27, 7PM

Feb 1,  8PM

Feb 7, 8PM

http://playground-sf.org/solofest/

In the meantime:

**Check out my writing on the AALDEF blog every week! 

**Listen to me here on the PETA PODCAST  or search my name on Apple Podcasts.

**Check out the original “Emil Amok’s Takeout.”

**Read me on the Inquirer.net.

**Check out my monthly workshops at the Filipino American National Historical Society Museum in Stockton, CA. 

The next one is Sunday, Feb. 10th …a workshop and bit of the new show.

**Check out reviews of the solo show here.

**See a video clip here.

AND FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED INFORMATION ON FIGHTING TYPE-2 DIABETES….Click here to get a rundown from Dr. Neal Barnard.

**For more information: Go to the Contact section!

 

Emil Guillermo: Mourning historian and scholar Dawn Mabalon, Filipino American activist and friend; My Manilatown show on Aug. 17th dedicated to her memory.

I’m crestfallen, recovering from the news that my friend Dawn Mabalon, a tenured professor and scholar in U.S. History at San Francisco State University, specializing in Filipinos in the American Labor movement, has died.

Dawn was a bright, energetic ball of fire who took American Filipinos and U.S. history and fused it with an activist’s passion that empowered the ignored and enlightened the ignorant.

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If you didn’t know the story, you finally got it.
If you were heretofore invisible, you were finally seen.

She didn’t bother with the veritable first draft of history, a/k/a “the news.” Dawn, who originally set out to be a journalist, looked to make a lasting impact.  She got her Ph.D at Stanford and scaled the high bar of the academy. She produced legit scholarship about us in the United States, as if we really mattered.

Dawn Mabalon’s 2013 book, “Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipino/a American Community in Stockton, California,” presented the forgotten Filipinos of America in an historical context that could not be shoved under any old rock.

It was there for all to see: A brilliant, personal, yet accessible scholarly work.

As I pondered what Dawn meant to Filipino Americans and the telling of the broader Asian American story, someone found a Facebook post of me and Dawn from her 2013 book launch. It was ten years after I first met her when I worked the diversity beat in Stockton. Along with Dillon Delvo, her Little Manila Foundation co-founder, Dawn was a key source as I wrote stories about their successful effort to preserve the blighted blocks of Stockton’s “Little Manila” into an historical district.

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Reading it now five years later just made me cry.

If all the dogeared pages of my copy are any proof, I’ve used that book she handed me like a bible. I compared my father’s story of coming to the U.S.  as a colonized American Filipino with the facts from Dawn’s scholarly work. While writing my one man show, “The Amok Monologues,” I often consulted Dawn’s book to make sure I wasn’t just true to heart, but true to history as well.

It’s the reason my Friday performance at San Francisco’s Manilatown  on Aug. 17th at 7:30 pm will be dedicated to her memory.
See the rest of my post at http://www.aaldef.org/blog

Emil Guillermo: “Amok” Gets Rave Review–“Excellent…above other solo shows” at #SDfringe17, says San Diego Story; next up Thursday 6-29, 10:30 pm

Check it out at the San Diego Art Institute space next to Victoria’s Secret/Horton Plaza. Thursday night 10:30 pm.
Tickets just $10.

It’s funny, tragic, provocative personal history. An American Filipino story.

But here’s what critic Bill Eadie of San Diego Story, the area’s premiere arts journal, had to say:

Come and by and go “Amok.” And if you can’t make it, contact me and I’ll bring it to your city!