Scarborough Stories

Come check out another amazing fundraiser evening at the "K"! For one night only, Scarborough comes to Kensington Market, and Dora-nominated playwright Catherine Hernandez will reveal what growing up in the 'burbs is really like. F'real.

All net proceeds go towards the Kapisanan Philippine Centre.


A Filipino bowler with a taste for married women. A girl of ill repute chosen by God to be a savior. A failed writer commissioned to write the obituary of the neighborhood racist.

Dora-nominated playwright, Catherine Hernandez presents tales from Toronto's dodgy east side told in plays and short fiction.

May 24, 8pm Kapinsanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture (KPC) 167 Augusta Ave Info: 416.648.7340 or

Tickets at door; suggested donation $10, all net proceeds go towards KPC's various educational and cultural programs

Host: Proud Scarberian, Reese Baguio

The Site: The Kapisanan Centre may be located in the heart of Kensington Market, but on May 24th, it will be transformed into Scarborough for a day, complete with a photo exhibit of Morningside and Lawrence in transition. Photo exhibit and site design by Catherine Hernandez

The Readings: Excerpts from Catherine Hernandez's short stories "Saint Candice" and "The Bluffs" will be followed by a staged reading of her latest play, "Kilt Pins". Director/Dramaturg: Ruth Madoc-Jones Featuring: Richie Guzman, Andrea Kwan, Elizabeth Lofranco, Anita Majumdar, Morgan Norwich Stage Managed by Isidra Cruz

Hosted by: Diaspora Dialogues supports the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of the city back to Torontonians through the eyes of its richly diverse communities. Publishing and mentoring activities, as well as a monthly multidisciplinary performance festival, help encourage the creation of a literature that is vibrant and inclusive, while bringing these works to a wide audience. To learn more go to In Community Partnership with: Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture (KPC) is a youth-driven facility with a focus on arts and culture that strives to provide a†space for young Filipino people to gain leadership skills and explore their identity and roots and share it with their peers, elders, and the broader community. To learn more about how you can get involved or donate go to

Generously supported by: Fu-Gen Theatre Company Carlos Bulosan Theatre Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture Diaspora DIalogues Ontario Arts Council