Geejay Arriola

Geejay Arriola, artistic director, composer, percussionist, and vocalist, has been writing songs for Davao-based theater group Kaliwat since 1991. In 2000, Geejay wrote most of the musical pieces of Kaliwat's musical Mindasilang, and in 2002 wrote the music for and directed Mebuyan Peace Project's Panaw, which was hailed as one of the best plays at the Asian Women Director's Festival in New Delhi, India. She also conceived, directed and wrote music for Salima, a concert-theater play on peace produced by EarthMusic Foundation and written by Arnel Mardoquio. Geejay has traveled widely across Asia and Europe on performance and workshop tours. Geejay Arriola and Renee Baker are collaborating on a project which is being performed at Peter Jones Gallery on October 8th.