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Photos: VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By July 4, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Kafatiran is a story of love and freedom. At the dawn of the Philippine revolution, another revolution is brewing. Deep within the ranks of the Katipunan is a special faction composed of young men who are smart, art-loving, and sometimes a bit too mild-mannered. Young Antonino Corpus wants to join this special faction and goes through some tests to know if he does belong into this group. Unfortunately, the night of Antinino’s recruitment is also the night that sparks the Philippines revolution and the recruitment house is surrounded by several guardia civil. Should they leave the place where they are free to be themselves so that they can attain true freedom? Should they finally come out?

VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran

VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran

VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran

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Photos: VLF7 Revisited: Evening at the Opera

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By July 4, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Miranda Beloto, wife of Governor Bingo Beloto is obsessed with the idea of bringing to her impoverished province the first staging of a full length opera. As she prepares to face her corrupt, insensitive husband, she must also deal with the pressure from her own manipulative mother. It seems that Miranda’s foolhardy vision of beauty is all she can cling to in the face of so much brutality. Or is she herself a crucial part of the vicious cycle of corruption?

VLF7 Revisited: An Evening at the Opera

VLF7 Revisited: An Evening at the Opera

VLF7 Revisited: An Evening at the Opera

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Photos: VLF7 Revisited: Kawala

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By July 3, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

A famous actor and his snobby manager.
A posh, religious husband and wife.
A promiscuous gold digger.
A mysterious priest.
And an innocent young woman.
Seen through the eyes of a puzzled elevator boy,
“Kawala” tells the story of intertwined lives in a condominium and how they affect an important life choice of a confused employee.

VLF7 Revisited: Kawala

Playwright:
Rae Red

Director:
Paolo O’Hara

Actors:
Peewee O’Hara
Tess Jamias
Regina de Vera
Jerry O’Hara
Chris Pasturan
Lao Rodriguez
Jelson Bay

VLF7 Revisited: Kawala

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Virgin Labfest 8 Schedules June 27-July 8, 2012

Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By May 16, 2012 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

VIRGIN LABFEST 8
Schedule of Performances

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SET A: June 27, 3pm & 8pm / July 7, 3pm / July 8, 8pm

Pagsubli – Aizel Cabilan
Direction: Melvin Lee

Symposium – U Eliserio & Maynard Manansala
Direction: JK Anicoche

Digital Divide – Ricardo Novenario
Direction: Andoy Ranay

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SET B: June 28, 3pm & 8pm / July 7, 8pm / July 8, 3pm

Hayop – Mar Anthony dela Cruz
Direction: Erik Matti

Ang Unang Regla ni John – Em Mendez
Direction: George de Jesus

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Official Entries to the Virgin Labfest Year 7!

Theater By April 27, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

How fast time passes, it seems like its only been a month since I bought my Nikon D90 body so I can document the Virgin Labfest 6, and yet it’s now time for Virgin Labfest 7. Soon enough I have to be back in Manila to work full time for Teatro Pilipinas yet again. (This serves as a reminder that the website should be up by end of this month, which is basically in a few days time… oops!)

Rody Vera has released earlier this afternoon the list of the official entries to the Virgin Labfest 7. Soon, playwrights will be looking for directors and staff and then directors and playwrights will be looking for actors, then rehearsals will begin… and by June, bloggers will be writing nonstop about the plays. And I hope this year I or my blog will not make such a fuss.

Anyway, these are the official entries to the Virgin Labfest 7. Congratulations and best of luck to everyone! We are all excited for what everyone will come up with, whatever it is, I’m sure it will be a showcase of talent, as it always has been.

Nine new One Act Plays and One Full -Length Play.

These are the Virgin entries to the 7th Virgin Labfest – June 29-July 10

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VLF6 Photos: Sundan Natin Si Eversan (Set E)

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By October 5, 2010 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Playwright: Shungiku Uchida
Director: Yoshi Toshihisa
Stage Manager: Kerstin Pinto

Cast:
Randy Villarama
Kat Castillo
Angelina Kanapi
Peewee O’Hara
Jerry O’Hara
Chrome Cosio

Ever-san, a Filipina and the first foreigner who passed the Japanese nursing examination at first try, is the greatest inspiration of Ligaya, Joy and Che.

VLF6: Sundan Natin Si Eversan

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VLF6 Photos: Carmi Martin (Set D)

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By August 18, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

These photos were taken on the June 29th 8pm and June 30th 3pm shows. My thanks to Nicco Manalo for giving up his seat on the front center row so I can take decent photos.

Carmi Martin
written by J. Dennis Teodosio
directed by Paul Santiago

Cast:
Paul Jake Paule as Adonis
Ariel Diccion as Gabriel

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VLF6 Photos: A Fist Full of Sand (Set D)

Photography, Theater By August 13, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

A Fist Full of Sand
written by Arlo de Guzman
directed by Katte Sabate

Video Design: J. Victor Villareal
Music Design: Alden/Noemer Sy
Stage Managers: Ava Santos and JV Canta

Cast:
Trency Cagaanana as Character 1
Pat Valera as Character 2
Olive Nieto as Woman in Abaya 1
Maryjane Alejo as Woman in Abaya 2
Zaf Masahud as Man in Jihab
Nikka Angeles as Oud Player 1

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