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‘Ang Nawalang Kapatid’: Small hall, ambitious musical

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“ANG NAWALANG Kapatid” is the closing production of Dulaang UP’s 38th theater season.

Seasoned playwright Floy Quintos attempts to capture through the musical play “Ang Nawalang Kapatid,” the inherent complexity, cultural and religious specificity, and the folkloric, visionary wisdom found in the Indian epic “Mahabharata.”

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The spellbinding ‘Ang Nawalang Kapatid’

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Dulaang UP’s “Ang Nawalang Kapatid” (with remaining performances Saturday and Sunday at Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman) is billed in press announcements as a musical adaptation of the Indian epic “Mahabharata,” the theatrical transposition courtesy of Floy Quintos and the music by Ceejay Javier.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ateneo Children’s Theater presents ‘Alex in Wonderland’

For its 82nd production, the Ateneo Children’s Theater brings to the stage a one-of-a-kind play that exhibits a modern twist on the issue of bullying.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DUP’s play on Bonifacio, ‘Katipuneros’ as theater artists opens Wednesday

Romnick Sarmenta as Andres Bonifacio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Get to know Andres Bonifacio and the rest of the Katipuneros not only as valiant revolutionaries but as passionate theatre artists in Dulaang UP’s “Teatro Porvenir: Ang Katangi-tanging Kasaysayan ni Andres Bonifacio, Macario Sakay at Aurelio Tolentino sa Entablado”.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Floy Quintos plays dominate campus theater this season

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THE CAST of Tanghalang Ateneo’s season opener “Ang Oresteyas” doing movement exercises under Myra Beltran’s guidance. Photo by Walter Ang

Prolific playwright Floy Quintos will premiere three new works this season via campus theater groups Tanghalang Ateneo and Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (DUP) in their productions for school year 2013-2014.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘I’m fascinated by folk spirituality and how the sacra and profana can coexist in our culture’

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FLOY QUINTOS: “It matters to me what audiences say [about my plays] and that is a game I will indulge myself in.” Photo by Walter Ang

In a 1997 article we wrote on the most significant theater events of the previous year, we quoted Tanghalang Pilipino artistic director Fernando Josef as lamenting that the Cultural Center of the PHilippines (CCP) Playwriting Contest’s “No Winner” results had basically represented to him the dearth of playwrights in Philippine theater.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In ‘Collection,’ the Banaue rice terraces are for sale–and you believe it

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Master auctioneer Carlo Vibal (Domingo) in a climacticmoment in the play. PHOTO FROM THESTAGEDOORCANTEEN.TUMBLR.COM

The poignantly silent or subdued moments in Dulaang UP’s “Collection” are what hit you like a fist to the stomach, or make that sense of disquiet creep under your skin. Probably because they are few and far between, amidst endless scenes of bragging auctioneers, swaggering fashionistas, the raving show-biz crowd and half-a-dozen big players who just want to outshout everyone else.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

‘Collection,’ a new play from Floy Quintos closes Dulaang UP’s 37th season

Jeremy Domingo as the shrewd auctioneer Carlo Vibal in Floy Quintos’s “Collection”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires?

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

On ‘Quintoshian’ plays and the future of Philippine theater

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Ano, Ateng, gusto mong umarte?” Normally, a question to be pondered carefully. But then again, it was Floy Quintos asking me to join the cast of his new play, “Collection,” and I am an avowed “Quintoshian” (albeit part-time) actor.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Floy Quintos’ new play ‘Collection’ closes DUP’s 37th season

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What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires? “Collection,” the much-awaited new work from acclaimed playwright Floy Quintos is a dark comedy that paints a disturbing picture of society obsessed with conspicuous consumption, surface glamour and the endless unsatisfying pursuit of the Next Big Thing. “Collection” closes Dulaang UP’s 37th Season.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Theater calendar

The landmark original Filipino musical ‘Katy!’ will be revived by Spotlight Artists Centre in January 2013, with Isay Alvarez-Seña playing the lead role of bodabil queen Katy de la Cruz, a part originated by Mitch Valdez. Once again directed by Nestor Torre, “Katy!” has music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto is by Jose Javier Reyes.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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