experimental theatre + ethnic/gender activism + a dash of good lovin' = OUCH!
Lesley Asistio Performing in Short + Sweet Latino Wild Card Weekend!
Lesley Asistio will be performing in her 10-minute play, Pure, as part of the Short + Sweet Latino Wild Card Weekend at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood on August 12th & 13th! Short + Sweet is the biggest short play festival in the world. Short + Sweet has been produced in 14 countries and 40 cities. Tickets are $25. To reserve a seat, visit www.Plays411.com/shortandsweet. Use code "410" for $10 off!
Lesley Asistio Awarded Puffin Foundation Theatre Grant!
Lesley was awarded a 2016 Puffin Foundation Theatre Grant to develop her lastest solo performance, Nurse Asistio: Living the Filipina American Dream!
In an attempt to fulfill her mother's hopes for her to become a nurse, a Filipino woman tries to attain the American Dream while still staying true to her roots. Nurse Asistiois a multi-character, surrealist/ absurdist-comedy about happiness, dreams, relationships, and self-actualization. Lesley performed it at the Hollywood Fringe Festival to a sold-out crowd in June 2017.
Currently touring... Be: Jesus + Drugs = Beauty
Lesley is currently touring her solo performance, Be: Jesus + Drugs = Beauty, which she performed at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the ZooTown Fringe Festival in Missoula, Montana. Beis a 15-character, one-woman serio-comedy that deals with addiction, relationships, spirituality, self-love, and many other issues relevant to the Recovery community. G, a fairy-like English woman, leads 7 different recreational drugs through a 7-step recovery program. As these personified drugs recover from their addiction to Be, they tell her testimony of how God brought her out of Hell (a.k.a. her drug addiction) and into the light.
"FOUR STARS (Highest Rating). Lesley Asistio gives a powerful performance…It is a personal, brave, in-your-face dissertation of the seductive appeal of illicit drugs. She leaves the audience slack-jawed and on the edge of their seats.“ -Todd David Schwartz, KRLA Radio
“Lesley Asistio’s Be is a Masterpiece of Theatre: Although the entire play is a masterpiece in storytelling, the final scenes are what grab the audience by the throat and give them a jolt–a perfect climax to an interesting and unique storyline. Without giving away the story, Be is one of the most powerful productions this reviewer has seen and…one of the best Fringe shows ever.” -Robert Leggett, Indie Voice Blog
Here's an interview with me about Be: Jesus + Drugs = Beauty on Wake Up Missoula!