Baklâ: noun, Tagalog.
1) homosexual; 2) unable to reproduce; 3) F*ggot.
1521. The start of 300 years of Spanish colonial rule, sparking a genocide across the islands now known as the Philippines. The loss of my ancestral homeland sends ripples through time, emitting a cultural amnesia. But is sex the best cure for a headache?
Dishonesty, toxic coping mechanisms and the trials of self-liberation. Are you looking for a wild and sexy time?
A daring one-person physical-theatre show about how intergenerational trauma takes shape in the modern Filipino.
Written, choreographed and performed by Fringe First award-winner (This Is Not A Show About Hong Kong) Max Percy, and directed by James Newton (Wardrobe Ensemble), BÂKLA makes its premiere at Edinburgh Festival 2023 at Summerhall.