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Australia’s ‘Short + Sweet’ theater festival now in Manila

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“Short+Sweet”Manila festival producer Vaishali Ray,UPDiliman Department
of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts chair Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete,UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters dean Dr. Elena Rivera Mirano, “Short+Sweet” executive director Mark Cleary, Rachel Attley, “Short+Sweet” festival director Divya Rajan-Sriram. PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

The upcoming “Short + Sweet” Theater Festival presents 28 10-minute plays in Filipino and English. These multi-theme, bite-size plays are for regular watchers and those with short attention spans—think speed-dating or Twitter in theater form.

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

Nicolas Pichay: ‘Don’t believe people who do not believe in the power of theater’

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The playwright of the upcoming ‘Maxie The Musicale’ says: ‘Think like a Houdini; a box is something to escape from’

This writer-lawyer has had a checkered life. He attended the Philippine High School for the Arts in Mt. Makiling, Laguna; became a Lucrecia R. Kasilag scholar in theater arts at UP Diliman, majoring in political science; went to law school and became a lawyer in 1988; but, all throughout, continued to write for theater, films and TV.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Wicked’ in Manila promises to be bigger than ‘Phantom of the Opera’

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SUZIE Mathers and Jemma Rixwave at the audience after their duet. PHOTOS BY LESTER G. BABIERA

It’s a spellbinding spectacle like nothing else.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Multicultural actors cast in Shaharazade’s conceptual play on rituals

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“RITUALWorld” charts human history.  TUCHI IMPERIAL

As the third production of Shaharazade Theater Company, “Ritual World” will be a largely interactive play that draws heavily from native rituals around the world threatened by technology.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Pinky Amador to aspiring actors: ‘Train, train, train’

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“How’s the house outside? Are we very full? Marami nang tao?” It’s noon on a Thursday and actress Pinky Amador is getting ready for a different kind of show. Her students, the Theater Arts majors at Meridian International College, have spent the past week working on “MINT Knows Monique Wilson,” a lecture session featuring the theater actress. Monique was scheduled to arrive any minute.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Two final shows for Rep’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’

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“The Wizard of Oz” – Winner of the Best Musical for Children (Aliw Awards 2012) will have its last two performances on December 13 at 1:30 p.m. and on December 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Onstage, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Naty Crame-Rogers at 90– ‘Never think that you are an accomplished artist’

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Way back in 1947, a young and newly-married Naty Crame-Rogers was sheltering herself from the rains when a stranger materialized from nowhere and asked politely, “May I share your umbrella?”

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘End of the Rainbow’ to close on Broadway Aug. 19

In this undated file theater photo released by The O & M Company, Michael Cumpsty, left, and Tracie Bennett are shown in a scene from "End of the Rainbow," in New York. (AP Photo/The O & M Company, Carol Rosegg, File)

It’s the end of the Broadway rainbow for “‘End of the Rainbow.”

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Benefits and protection for artists

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Artists usually are not practical or business-minded. They don’t invest their money—most of the time they don’t have much money anyway—or have health or any kind of insurance,” says actor Fernando “Nanding” Josef, artistic director of Tanghalang Pilipino.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Tanghalang Pilipino brings back four Virgin Labfest plays in ‘Eyeball’

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An eye being fish-hooked out of its socket before a live audience may not be your usual theater fare to begin the year. But true to its mission of developing young playwrights by including original Filipino plays in each theater season, Tanghalang Pilipino brings back possibly the most engaging original Filipino masterpiece for the stage in the past decade: “Doc Resureccion: Gagamutin ang Bayan,” a one-act play by Layeta Bucoy, directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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