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”.
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.
By Glenn Sevilla Mas
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.
By Cora Llamas
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.
What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires?
By Alya B. Honasan
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.
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.
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.
By Tats Rejante Manahan
What lies in the minds of young children that gestates as they grow older, is sometimes never forgotten, and one day is realized, whether in the reality of life itself or in a beautiful fantasy translated in an art form?
Contempt. Liberation. Communion. For its 37th season, Dulaang UP features return engagements of successful productions from the previous season, a classic play by a master dramatist and an exciting new offering from a highly-esteemed Filipino playwright.
The Silver Linings Breast Cancer convention in Davao, the Cancer Support Community Cancer Summit in Washington, DC, and the Carewell Fifth Anniversary Celebration in Manila. These three events are reminders and milestones that encourage me to remain committed to my work in supporting all persons affected by cancer.