PETA’s “3 STARS AND A SUN”: A call for Solidarity and Responsibility

It seems just yesterday when Ms. Maribel Legarda, PETA’S Artistic Director mentioned in one of the press conferences, that the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) was cooking up a production that will feature the music of Pinoy Rap Legend Francis Magalona. At first it was hard to imagine because unlike the Aegis’ hugot songs that… Read More PETA’s “3 STARS AND A SUN”: A call for Solidarity and Responsibility

THE SPUNK AND SPIRIT OF THE SUBLIME PARALYTIC in TP’s Highly-acclaimed Steampunk Musical

Not all heroes fight with swords and guns, In Mabini’s case he used his words and intellect as a two-edge sword to drive his point. In a generation where College students ask why Apolinario Mabini is always just seating in one of last year’s historical movies, Tanghalang Pilipino’s MABINING MANDIRIGMA will once again remind that… Read More THE SPUNK AND SPIRIT OF THE SUBLIME PARALYTIC in TP’s Highly-acclaimed Steampunk Musical

Ballet Philippines Breaks Barriers With Its Groundbreaking Production of GABRIEL BARREDO’S “OPERA”

While still an M.A. Theater Arts students in UP, I’ve notice that when a new type of art movement emerges the performing arts would always be the last one to be developed. In the case of Ballet Philippines’ OPERA, yes; to some extend the visual arts came first as the upcoming ballet first inspired by… Read More Ballet Philippines Breaks Barriers With Its Groundbreaking Production of GABRIEL BARREDO’S “OPERA”

Red Turnip Theater’s “CONSTELLATIONS”: A MEETING OF CHANCES AND FREE WILL

It seems like ages since Red Turnip Theater was introduced in the Philippine Performing Arts Scene. Why did I say that? Well, it’s because despite being a relatively new (their first production – CLOSER opened almost 3 years ago, 2013) theater company, the Turnips (as they are fondly called) have not only carved their own… Read More Red Turnip Theater’s “CONSTELLATIONS”: A MEETING OF CHANCES AND FREE WILL

The Asian Premiere of DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD Stirs Up the Local Theater Scene

Who says that Theater Renaissance in the Philippines is just a short-lived phase? With the continuous growth of different types of theater productions, let alone new theater companies that are willing to go the distance to prove that the Philippines is not only the Boxing and Beauty Pageant honchos of the world, but it is… Read More The Asian Premiere of DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD Stirs Up the Local Theater Scene