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SARAP- A FilipinX Drag Horror Cooking Show

Submitted on Thursday, May 25, 2023
In celebration of Pride Month, you are invited to attend SARAP- A FilipinX Drag Horror Cooking Show presented by Patrick Salvani AKA Ms. Nookie Galore. The event will include a free performance and workshop talk back.

Event Information & Registration

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

12PM to 1:30PM

4th floor of the Learning Hub (140 St. George St)

Registration required:

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is open to all Faculty of Information students, staff and faculty members.

This event is hosted by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit at the Faculty of Information.

Performance Description:

SARAP is a FilipinX Drag Horror Cooking Show. In Sarap, I view the audience as my dinner guests and I, as the host – actively engaging all their senses as I cook, play and serve food to the audience. With just one bite of the right dish, you can taste the stories from back home – each ingredient and way of cooking providing its own lesson, especially during Pride season, on living loud and proud. Through re-imagining the origin story of the Filipino Vampire, the Manananggal as a migrant worker, I take the audience on a journey of how colonization has affected our most vulnerable memories around gender, race, class and resistance through story, movement and music.

Workshop Talk Back Description:

Using, SARAP as a guide, and complimentary snacks, participants will be led through a storytelling workshop and Q&A. The focus is on embodying Living Proud through the stories we tell ourselves.

Speaker Bio: Patrick Salvani AKA Ms. Nookie Galore is a PilipinX, non-binary, Panda, trauma-informed, horror-storytelling, Drag Queen. They have been spotlighted in CBC Arts, the documentary “No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians,” and showcased at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Gardiner Museum and Varley Art Gallery of Markham. Their Drag Horror Cooking Show, Sarap, about migrant workers and Philippine vampires, has been featured in multiple festivals and published in the book “Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginiaries.”  Their drag horror plays Scary Stories People of Colour Tell in the Dark premiered at the Rhubarb Festival in 2020, and The Abularya about a faith healer that can cure grief premiered at Elusive Desires in 2021. They are also the resident queen and lead organizer of Toronto’s largest Queer party, New Ho Queen. Lastly, Patrick is an arts and storytelling facilitator and Program Coordinator at Supporting Our Youth at Sherbourne Health, where they work closely with marginalized and homeless 2SLGBTQ youth. Nookie’s art practice and work focuses on building community and our connection to “home,” while navigating through all this chaos.

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