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The Learning Table is a series of workshops and roundtable discussions involving performing arts students/artists ,with established local and visiting performers/artists/creatives.

This series provides an opportunity for young learners to gain knowledge from experienced and established artists, paving the way for a more enriching career in their chosen art, and allowing them to connect with veteran artists/creatives and their works on Philippine art and culture, thereby expanding their cultural awareness.


The Learning Table with the Creators of Prison Dancer

- Romeo Candido and Carmen Leilani de Jesus

May 7, 2023. Sunday. 3-5 pm

Citadel Theatre

An intimate and informal interaction with Prison Dancer creators, Romeo Candido and Carmen Leilani de Jesus, where they share their artistic journeys, insights and expertise. This is an opportunity that will truly inspire and motivate students, artists, fans of the theatre, and instill pride in the Filipino artist and creativity.


Romeo Candido is a writer, composer, director and showrunner.   TV writing credits include Another Life (Netflix) and Son Of A Critch (CBC).  As a television director credits include Circuit Breakers (Apple TV), Workin’ Moms (CBC), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC), Popularity Papers  (BBC), Second Jen (Rogers).  As a showrunner, The Next Step (BBC) and the award winning 10 part musical series Topline (CBC GEM), which he served as creator, director and composer.  Feature film credits include Lolo’s Child, Ang Pamana: The Inheritance and Prison Dancer : The Interactive Musical.   


Carmen Leilani De Jesus (she/her) is a 2nd generation Filipina writer, performer and culture worker whose origins in musical theatre began as a performer in the original Canadian cast of Miss Saigon in Toronto. In collaboration with Romeo Candido, Carmen co-wrote the feature film Ang Pamana: the Inheritance, Prison Dancer: The Interactive Webmusical and Prison Dancer: The Musical. As an artist and educator, Carmen believes in the power of storytelling, music and movement to transform trauma, cultivate resilience and discover pathways to liberation and healing in community. When she is not writing, Carmen serves as an educator/activist teaching embodiment, boundaries, consent and equity to individuals and organizations. She currently resides in northern California, on Coast Miwok territory, with her loving partner M. Rako Fabionar and their son Phoenix Orison.

Be eligible for "Pay What You Choose" tickets for the May 7 performance. 

25% Off Promo Code for tickets for other shows also available.

Past The Learning Table Events

June 22, 2019  -  Yeng Constantino
April 26, 2019 -  Ice Seguerra

July 18, 2018   Tunog Kalye Artists (Cooky Chua, Dodong Cruz, Eric Gancio and Grin Department)
May 27, 2018  -  Sneak Peek of Emma the Musical 
May 7, 2018 -  Bamboo
October 14, 2017 -  Ely Buendia
August 19, 2017  -  The Dawn 

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