MABUHAY! HELLO! Ako si, I am K May/She/Siya/they I am a a Pilipina American multidisciplinary artist and a proud Bay Area/East Bay kid. Born and raised on Chochenyo Ohlone land now known as San Lorenzo, Ca and now residing on Munsee Lenape land also known as Spanish Harlem in New York. I am passionate about intergenerational healing through through storytelling. I debuted my 1 person show as Awesome Theater’s first Artist In Residence in 2019 with “The Kaylamay Project: Laughing Through My Trauma"
It was the lack of representation of first-generation Pilipinx stories that inspired me to create Expressive AF*/ 5ft. Lumpia, a web series mockumentary of my life post acting school. I am a cultural bearer who translates the gap of homeland and settled land with educational and often times comedic approach. I think it's a way of recycling trauma into inspiration. You can read some of my writing that was featured on Sancrosant's website: a digital space for LGBTQ2IA+ BIPOC to heal, self-define, and self-actualize through art, writing, & wellness.
To pay the bills I am a Director of Education/Communications (Epiphany Dance Theater - SF based non profit), Art Facilitator/Collaborator of Vaudevillian Ensemble (NYC), and I also voice avatars in a soft skills simulation experience. I graduated from East Bay Arts High School (2010) and trained at the Pacific Conservatory Theater acting program (c.o 2015)