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Stories of overseas workers, young lovers, and gossipy church ladies. Snapshots of undocumented immigrants, aspiring actors, and first-generation Americans. 

On This Side of the World is a collection of songs capturing voices from the Filipino immigrant experience in the United States. What emerges is a mosaic of love and loss, humor and heartache, yearning and faith eight thousand miles from home.

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Paulo K Tiról began writing On This Side of the World in 2013 as a project at NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. From 2013 to 2017, ten songs were completed, and individual songs were performed at major venues such as Joe's Pub, the Laurie Beechman, and the NAMT Festival of New Musicals. In May 2018, director Noam Shapiro heard "Light of the Home" at a showcase at Joe's Pub, and reached out to Paulo, asking to hear more. They have been collaborating on the piece since. From September 2018 to February 2019, Paulo and Noam were artists in residence at Access Theater in downtown Manhattan, where the piece was completed, workshopped with an ensemble, and shared with the world in its first full reading on February 15, 2019.

 

On This Side of the World was produced by Megumi Lee and presented by Three Hares in association with Access Theater as part of the Access Association Series from May 2 to 12, 2019.

 

The cast included Albert Guerzon* (Escape to Margaritaville, Honeymoon in Vegas, Mamma Mia!, Ghost the Musical), Jaygee Macapugay* (Wild Goose Dreams, School of Rock, Here Lies Love), Diane Phelan* (School of Rock, The King and I), Joanne Javien* (Thoroughly Modern Millie, First National Tour), Kevin Schuering* (The King and I, Lincoln Center National Tour), and Michael Protacio (Joanna Gleason’s Out of the Eclipse at 54 Below).

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On This Side of the World musical de
On This Side of the World musical depicts colorful world of Filipino immigrants
Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of Paulo
Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of Paulo K Tiról's ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD
Three Hares Presents ON THIS SIDE OF
Three Hares Presents ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD
New musical captures Filipino immigr
New musical captures Filipino immigrant experience in U.S.
OTSOTW has its first staged reading
On This Side of the World was presented as a full piece for the first time at Access Theater on February 16, 2019. In the cast were Belinda Allyn, Chris Ignacio, Joanne Javien, Diane Phelan, Michael Protacio, and Sam Simahk. Noam Shapiro, director; Ian Miller, music director; Angela Griggs, stage manager; and Ayana Parker Morrison, producer. Feb 15, 2019.
Access Theater Expands Residency Pro
On This Side of the World was selected to be among Access Theater's 2018-2019 Resident Artists. Since 1992, Access Theater has been a home to New York City's leading downtown artists. More here.
"Light of the Home" at Joe's Pub
"Light of the Home" from On This Side of the World was performed at Joe's Pub as part of "The Next Movement", a showcase of work from Musical Theatre Factory's Persons of Color Writers Roundtable where the song was developed.
Featured at NAMT's Festival!
"On Your Side of the World" from On This Side of the World was performed at the Songwriters Cabaret at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) Festival of New Musicals, by Rogelio Peñaverde Jr., Billy Bustamante, and Enrico Lagasca. Music direction by Daniel Sefik.
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