Mabuhay Majesty

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Mabuhay Majesty                         

A play by Robert Francis Flor, PhD

Directed by Eloisa Cardona


Two teen Filipino American girls, Reina and Marietta, in early 60's Seattle are asked by their parents to participate in the Filipino Community Queen Contest. They reject the tradition. 



  • Manny Golez

  • Linda Rigor

  • Laurie Rocello Torres

  • Roxie Torres

  • Ezra Sarmiento

  • Matt Dela Cruz



Mario Gomez - Stage Manager

Josh Valdez - Asst. Stage Manager, Marketing & Music

Kiera Stevens - Lighting Designer

Roger Rigor - Music & Language Consultant

Ador Yano - Technical Guide


Choreography: Judy & Damien Cordova

Video Arrangements: Jim Cantu and Seattle Channel

Funding support received from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.


- Valeriano Buyco (Father)

- Reina Buyco (Daughter)

- Estella Sayson (Mother)

- Marrietta Sayson (Daughter)

- Ricardo Arena (Teen Boy)

- Mr Camjuco  (Union President)


Robert Francis Flor, PhD


Robert is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. His poems appeared in the Soundings Review, Raven Chronicles, Four Cornered Universe, 4 and 20 Journal, the Wanderlust Journal, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, the Baseball Bard, Poets Against the War, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Poetry on the Bus and Poems to Lean On.  They have been published in the anthologies “Field of Mirrors”, PAWA, Inc. (2008), “Voices of the Asian American Experience” by the Un. of Santa Cruz (2012) and “Where Are You From?”  Thymos Book Project, Portland, Or (2012).  His chapbook “Alaskero Memories”, Caryan Press was published in 2016.  A playwright, his full-length play “Mabuhay Majesty” was performed at the Rainier Arts Center.  His short plays “The Injury”, “Pinakbet”, “Salamankga’s Barber Shop” and “Pinoy Hill” have been performed in the Eclectic Theater and the Filipino Community of Seattle. Several new plays are in development. “Christmas Snow Globes” was read by Seattle Playwrights Circle.  “Reminisce” by the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania. The Manhattan Theatre is reading “The FAYTS – The Filipino American Young Turks”