Maligaya is on a mission to take the pink out of Princess and put it back in the pussy. With her pitch for a Disney-meets-Girls children's book at stake, stories from her life expose a less charming reality.
Rice Flower, a WWII, novel is green-lit to be the next blockbuster but these anti-exotic-blossoms face exploitation, objectification, and sexism. Two gregarious gals navigate a not-so-silk road playing 24 characters including Rush Limbaugh, Jim Kramer and Al Pacino.
Marisa Marquez is an actor/writer from Sacramento, California currently residing in New York City. Her last play GATED was nominated for 5 Midtown International Theater Festival awards and for her play SAMPAQUITA she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the United States. As an actor she originated the role of Fuegia in Emmy Award winning writer Luis Santiero's LAND O'FIRE and played Fuegia in the Alaskan premiere of FLIPZOIDS. She is a proud member of the Leviathan Lab's Asian American Women's Writing Group. Marquez graduated with a double major in Theater and Political Science from Fairfield University.