By Carlo Rivera IV
Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Kleptomaniacs,” written by Layeta Bucoy and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio, is a brilliant experiment, a socially aware original Filipino rap musical. I wish it had worked out better. I was not happy with this play, for reasons that have nothing to do with its novel format and everything to do with storytelling.
By Rody Vera
The first time former Tanghalang Pilipino artistic director Herbie Go and I talked about doing “something that we really, really want to do” was just after a Tokyo-held Asian theater collaboration we both participated in (with director Jose Estrella).
New and unique. Distinctly Pinoy and wonderfully contemporary. Rap and fliptop, local hiphop and everything in between.
By Cora Llamas
In his speech during the Philstage Gawad Buhay 2013 Awards held last week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Chris Millado, the artistic director of that institution, hailed the event as more of a “celebration” and “not a competition.”
By Pablo A. Tariman
The stench of the Janet Lim-Napoles pork barrel scandal has reached the theater circle, and it has galvanized playwright Layeta Bucoy to write the libretto of a rap-musical called “Kleptomaniacs,” running at the CCP Little Theater from July 11 to 27.