In the Belly of the Eagle: Man@ng is Deity

March 22-24, 2019
Bindlestiff Studio: 185 Sixth Street, SF 94103


The latest work by Alleluia Panis, with Music by Joshua Icban and Media Art by Wilfred Galila. Immortalizing the 8,000 mile immigration journey, the boisterous triumphs sought and achieved in America, and the unspoken reclusive contempts, MAN@NG IS DEITY is inspired by real-life accounts of Pilipina/o Americans from the 1920s-1960s in SF.


In his deathbed, Valentino Pablo, of the manong generation, experiences vivid moments of his early 20th century American life. He and his fellow Pilipinos bonded together  to ease their struggles of living in a society that valued them for their cheap labor but loathed them and denied their humanity. He relives the bitter hardships, the fleeting joys, and their determined spirit of survival and camaraderie that defined his generation.


Performed by:

jose e abad, Aimee Amparo, Ladislao ‘June’ Arellano, Dre ‘Poko’ Devis, Cristino Lagahid III, Jonathan Mercado, Johnny Huy Nguyen, Katherine Pantangco, Jazlynn Pastor, Earl Alfred Paus, Frances Sedayao, Alley Wilde


Creative Team


Alleluia Panis

Director, Choreographer


Wilfred Galila

Media Artist


Joshua Icban



Check out these blog posts about the backstories and artists behind Man@ng is Deity!