By Brylle B. Tabora
Modern theater has come a long way in the Philippines since it made its arrival during the American Occupation. But challenges remain, especially the lack of financial wherewithal and support from the state. Then there’s the seeming paucity in audience.
By Cora Llamas
There are theater venues, and there are theater venues. And while the typical stage or concert venue remains a mere element of the actual performance—a location, if you will—to the audience, it can make or break what’s happening right before them.
Outstanding Original Libretto Rody Vera, “D’Wonder Twins of Boac” (Peta) Outstanding Translation or Adaptation Rody Vera, “Der Kaufmann” (Tanghalang Pilipino) Outstanding Musical Direction Josefino (Chino) Toledo, “San Andres B” (Tanghalang Pilipino) Outstanding Original Musical Composition Josefino (Chino) Toledo, “San Andres B” (Tanghalang Pilipino) Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production Carlo Pacis, “A […]
By Thelma Sioson San Juan
Supertyphoon “Yolanda” showed the best and the worst of social media. In the immediate aftermath, at least, there was none of the irreverent humor that Filipinos are known for, we who make fun of anything and anyone, even and especially our own misfortune. The enormity of the tragedy was such that not even the worst kibitzers on social media had the guts to post any wisecrack.
By Gibbs Cadiz
When “Katy” opened on Jan. 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, not only was it the first local production to raise its curtain this year, it was also a harbinger of sorts.