Prospect Presents Special IGNITE Series Concert of Paulo K Tiról’s ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD Featuring Albert Guerzon, Joanne Javien, Jaygee Macapugay, Diane Phelan, Michael Protacio and Kevin Schuering on February 3 and 4

Prospect Theater Company is presenting a special IGNITE Series Concert of Paulo K Tiról’s new song cycle, On This Side of the World, for two performances on Monday and Tuesday Feb. 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm at the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street).

Michael Protacio, Jaygee Macapugay, Diane Phelan, Kevin Schuering, Joanne Javien and Albert Guerzon. Photo by Lia Chang

For tickets ($35) and information, please visit
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Michael Protacio, Jaygee Macapugay, Albert Guerzon, Kevin Schuering, Diane Phelan and Joanne Javien. Photo by Lia Chang

On this Side of the World is a collection of songs capturing voices from the Filipino immigrant experience in the United States. Stories of overseas workers, young lovers, and gossipy church ladies. Snapshots of undocumented immigrants, millennial princesses, and first-generation Americans. Paulo K Tiról’s wistful, joyous song cycle is a vibrant mosaic of love and loss, humor and heartache, yearning and faith eight thousand miles from home.

Prospect’s IGNITE Series Concert will feature encore performances by the original cast from the May 2019 premiere, and feature three new songs.

The company includes Albert Guerzon (Escape to Margaritaville, Honeymoon in Vegas); Joanne Javien (Secret Garden at the Arden Theatre, Miss Saigon); Jaygee Macapugay (Soft Power, School of Rock, Prospect’s Honor); Diane Phelan (Felix Starro, LCT’s The King & I, Prospect’s Honor); Michael Protacio (Out of The Eclipse, Cry Love); and Kevin Schuering (LCT’s The King & I National Tour, Disney’s Aladdin at Chicago Shakes).

ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD’s Composer and Lyricist Paulo K Tiról with Director Noam Shapiro. Photo by Lia Chang

Directed by Noam Shapiro and music directed by Ian Miller, On this Side of the World was developed and originally presented by Three Hares, in Association with Access Theater. The concert is line produced by Rachel Nortz. The stage manager is Elizabeth Ann Goodman.

Albert Guerzon, Jaygee Macapugay, Joanne Javien, Paulo K Tiról, Diane Phelan, Kevin Schuering, Michael Protacio and Noam Shapiro. Photo by Lia Chang

This event is part of Prospect’s ongoing IGNITE Concert Series, which showcases compelling new musical theater works in concert settings.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the filmsWolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and She is profiled in Jade Magazine and

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