The My Baryo, My Borough Oral History Theatre Project uses art and creativity to celebrate the Filipino/Filipino-American community in NYC. Through public art programs, theatre, and creative story sharing, we welcome the broader NYC community in celebrating the NYC Filipino / Filipino American experience. Central to the project is a community-centered oral history collection that mobilizes community members to collect, share, and celebrate the largely overlooked legacy of the Filipino/ Filipino American community of NYC.
My Baryo My Borough's 2015 iteration focused on the Filipino American legacy existing in Queens, NY and culminated in a multidisciplinary public sharing that included a multimedia exhibition and a theatre performance based on the collected oral histories. Presently, My Baryo, My Borough is actively working to widen its scope.
- Claro de los Reyes
*This project was launched as commission by The Laundromat Project's Create Change program (2015) to commissioned artist Claro de los Reyes.