As the daughter of Cecille Estioko Hernandez, a pioneer of Filipino Folk Arts education in Canada, Catherine Hernandez (Collective Member/Performer/Artistic Director, Sulong Theatre) is dedicated to the development of the Filipino-Canadian artistic community. Her first play, Singkil, was produced by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company in association with Factory Theatre and garnered seven Dora Mavor Moore nominations including Outstanding New Play, Independent Division. She is working/has worked in one capacity or another with Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Aluna Theatre and numerous others.
 Current Projects
Her current projects include: Kilt Pins (her play to be produced by Sulong Theatre in May 2010), and Eating with Lola (her one-woman puppet play developed by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and the Kapisanan Centre for the Arts). She is a proud member of the modern tribal crew, Santa Guerrilla. She was Theatre Passe Muraille’s 08/09 playwright in residence and was the theatre’s Associate Producer for their 09/10 season. The creative wing of Sulong, the Sulong Theatre Collective are proud to be Carlos Bulosan Theatre’s 09/10 playwrights in residence.