The Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “Rak of Aegis,” a musical-comedy production about a fictional urban-poor community coping with floods that features the songs of the iconic pop-rock band Aegis, grabbed the lead in the 1st/2nd-quarter citations of the 2014 Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with 16 citations in the performance and technical categories.
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.
A woman with her back against the wall curses the heavens as she slowly falls to her knees. A man punches the wall and flips over the dining table.
To listen to playwright Floy Quintos reflect on the evolution of his play “Fluid” is to attend a virtual lesson in playwriting.
Despite facing a whirlwind of adversities over the past year—mainly the NCAA controversy and the loss against the Green Archers in the most recent FilOil tournament—San Beda Red Lions player Ryusei Koga is staying positive and is determined as ever to improve as a person, student and athlete.
Because he stands a muscular 6’6” and weighs almost 300 lbs, Dave Bautista scares a lot of people. He is, after all, best known as the professional wrestler Dave “The Animal” Batista (that’s right, no “u”), an intimidating opponent in the squared circle. But it turns out that his biggest enemy was himself.