By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Next year may well be a banner year for the venerable, 43-year-old Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in view of the heady mélange in store for audiences, budding artists and online addicts: operas, musicals, concerts, plays, indie films, dances, social media, art exhibits, workshops and master classes, and digital and multimedia offerings.
By Gibbs Cadiz
How many times can one spin variations on the theme of entrapment and escape, the need to flee what has become a destructively unsettled—or its flip side, becalmed—state? At the recent Virgin Labfest 7, which closed a couple of Sundays ago after a two-week run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute, [...]
By Totel V. de Jesus
“What’s the point of writing an award-winning play if, for decades, it has remained a manuscript in a glass-encased air-conditioned library in Makati City or a chapter in a textbook being read by students required by their professors in Literature or Humanities class? What’s the difference between ‘literariness’ and ‘theatricality’ of a play?” On its [...]