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Get ready - Emil Guillermo is going amok at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival

Emil Guillermo goes amok as he considers all things in a comic memoir solo show about his father’s colonized past, Harvard, NPR, being married to PETA, and his trans offspring.

Get ready - Emil Guillermo is going amok at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival

Emil Guillermo is an award-winning journalist, podcaster, and commentator. He won an American Book Award for Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective. A former host of NPR’s All Things Considered, his work has been featured on radio and television and in newspapers across the U.S. and Asia.


Since 1995, his weekly "Amok" column has been the most widely read column on Asian-American issues in AsianWeek, and he has performed his “Amok Monologues” at Fringe Festivals around the country, a show inspired by his weekly columns.



Emil is bringing his latest solo show, "Emil Amok: Lost NPR Host, Wiliey Filipino, Vegan Transdad" to this year's Orlando Fringe Festival, in a show where he goes amok as he considers all things in a comic memoir solo show about his father’s colonized past, Harvard, NPR, being married to PETA, and his trans offspring.


“Emil Amok” is like John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Dummies,” only more uniquely American Filipino. Emil Guillermo is an acclaimed journalist, author, and broadcaster whose influential “Amok” column in AsianWeek, America’s largest English-language Asian American newsweekly, earned widespread recognition for its incisive commentary on Asian American issues.


His writings have appeared in esteemed publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and the Washington Post, showcasing his dedication to social commentary and advocacy.


Guillermo made history as the first Asian American male anchor on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” reporting on pivotal events like the Tiananmen Square protests and the fall of the Berlin Wall. With a career spanning television, radio, and print media, Guillermo continues to make an impact through his thought-provoking insights and commitment to civil rights and social justice. He is a recipient of the Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice from the Asian American Journalists Association.


A native of San Francisco and a Harvard graduate, Guillermo’s multifaceted career reflects his passion for storytelling and advocacy.


Emil Amok: Lost NPR Host, Wiliey Filipino, Vegan Transdad will take place n select dates from May 16 - May 25 at the Orlando Fringe Festiva, Purple Venue, the Orlando Famiy Stage at 1001 E Princeton St, Orlando.


Tickets start at $6, and are available now. The show lasts 60 minutes and is recommended for ages 13+.


Get ready - Emil Guillermo is going amok at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival

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