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REVIEW: The Waltz at Factory Theatre is the Swagapino representation we need

“Swagapino” is a portmanteau of the words “swag” and “Filipino.” It’s a hybrid of Filipino and North American heritage, with a signature style that typically involves a backwards baseball cap, fresh sneakers, and the drippiest chain you can find.

By Krystal Abrigo / Sep 13, 2023

Inspired by ‘80s rom-coms, The Waltz explores young love and the intimacy of sharing stories

“Authenticity may include trauma or suffering, but it doesn't have to end in sadness,” says playwright Marie Beath Badian. “It isn't the end of the story and it isn't the point of the story.”

By Mira Miller / Sep 6, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

The Waltz Kicks Off National Tour at Factory Theatre

The Waltz will return to the Factory Theatre mainstage from September 6-17, starring Anthony Perpuse as RJ and Ericka Leobrera as Bea.

By Aisling Murphy / Aug 28, 2023

REVIEW: The Waltz at Factory Theatre

Marie Beath Badian and director Nina Lee Aquino have endeavoured to create a single, perfect moment — and they have.

By Aisling Murphy / Nov 10, 2022