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Atenean urges youth to make ‘new’ theater

26-year-old director, actor
and playwright

At age 9, Christopher Aronson was already into theater. In college, he majored in Theater Arts at Ateneo de Manila University, where he learned and deepened his craft, and explored experimental methods.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

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

“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’

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’

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

“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 »