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Pleiades Theatre and Carlos Bulosan Theatre (CBT) return a pivotal work to the stage with a reading of People Power. The play which originally premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2006 was a commemoration and celebration of the events of EDSA1, also known as the 1986 People Power revolution that ended the Marcos dictatorship, martial law and saw the restoration of democratic institutions after 13 years of totalitarian rule in the Philippines.


36 years later, the deposed dictator’s son, Bong Bong Marcos was elected to the Presidency... The original CBT People Power Collective team are revisiting their landmark play to hopefully put the events of People Power back into the community’s awareness.


In addition to the reading, the event will include a panel discussion with community leaders, a preview of new work by the next generation of theatre artists and an exhibit of artwork by local Filipinx-Canadian artists.


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PERSPECTIVES, POWER, and PRIVILEGE: Staged readings celebrating Pleiades Theatre's 25-year history & its future. 

$5, $10, $20 PWYC (general seating)

These readings will be sold at 75% capacity; all measures will be taken to ensure everyone's safety & comfort.

If you have any questions regarding seating or require assistance for accessibility, please email


Buy tickets through the
Theatre Passe Muraille Box Office
by calling 416-504-7529 or
by clicking the icon:  

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Find even more information on the play, visit Carlos Bulosan Theatre by clicking the logo:

Pleiades Theatre acknowledges the generous support of our donors, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation, The John McKellar Charitable Foundation, The McLean Foundationand our season sponsor BMO.

Artistic Producer

Andrey Tarasiuk

Artistic Producer - Designate

Ash Knight

Social Media

Lauryn Sherwood

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Nina Lee Aquino

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Playwright & Performer

Nicco Lorenzo Garcia

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Playwright & Performer

Leon B. Aureus

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Playwright & Performer

Christine Mangosing

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Playwright & Performer

Rose Cortez

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Playwright & Performer

Nadine Villasin

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Stage Manager

Heather Bellingham

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