L.A. Malong Malong

Written and performed by Alison M. De La Cruz


Photos: Michelle G. Magalong

Who would you climb a tower for? Might be good to know that answer. Zelle knows enough to know that she doesn’t feel at home in her own skin  and she’s the one stuck in the tower! Join Zelle, Princely Butch and a host of other characters in Alison M. De La Cruz’s new solo show L.A. Malong Malong. This re-imagined, interactive fairy tale takes part of its name from a Southern Philippines folkdance where the malong transforms into over 30 objects. Zelle knows there’s more to the story. Come help her explore the question.

Alison M. De La Cruz is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, arts educator and cultural organizer. Her solo works include SUNGKA (1999) and NATURALLY GRACEFUL (2005); she also pulled together 9 collaborators on her last original piece: WHERE YOU STAY? (2006). De La Cruz is the Administrative Director for About Productions. She is also the Lead Teaching Artist for East West Player’s PEAC Program & Special Event Producer. She collaborated with Playwrights’ Arena. De La Cruz also served as a Director, Dramaturg, and Writing/Performance Teacher for TEADAWORKS 2010.

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