Wednesday, June 18, 2014

VIRGIN LABFEST 10 : THE HARVEST BEGINS



10 Years of Virgin Labfest: The Harvest Is Here.

VLFX: Festival Schedule

SET A: June 25, 3pm & 8pm; July 5, 3pm; July 6, 8pm

ANONYMOUS
Liza Magtoto
Direction: Audie Gemora

SA ISANG HINDI NATATANGING UMAGA, AT ANG MGA ULAP AY DAHAN-DAHAN PUMAIBABAW SA NABUBULOK NA LUNGSOD
Allan Lopez
Direction: Denisa Reyes

SA PAGITAN NG DALAWANG KAHONG LIHAM
Layeta Bucoy
Direction: Chris Millado

SET B: June 26, 3pm & 8pm; July 5, 8pm; July 6, 3pm

ANG NAGHIHINGALO
Raymund Reyes
Direction: Dennis Marasigan

WENDY WANTS TO BE A HOUSEWIFE
Ricardo Novenario
Direction: Charles Yee

THE MISSING PEACE
Carlo Vergara
Direction: Marlon Rivera

SET C: June 27, 3pm & 8pm; July 2, 3pm; July 4, 8pm

LAST 10 MINUTES
Joy Icayan
Direction: Tami Monsod

MAPAGBIRONG HAPLOS
Kevin Tabora
Direction: Melvin Lee

ANG GOLDFISH NI PROF. DIMAANDAL
Eljay Deldoc
Direction: Roobak Valle

SET D: June 28, 3pm & 8pm; July 2, 8pm; July 3, 3pm

BETANG
Joanna Katanyag
Direction: Ed Lacson

SA LILIM
Reya Laplana
Direction: Jenny Jamora

BAGO ILIBING
Maynard Manasala & Uzi Eliserio
Direction: JK Anicoche

SET E (Virgin Labfest 9: Revisited): June 29, 3pm & 8pm; July 3, 8pm; July 4, 3pm

IMBISIBOL
Herlyn Alegre
Direction: Law Fajardo

ISANG DAAN
Liza Magtoto
Direction: Ed Lacson

KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY
Carlo Vergara
Direction: Chris Martinez

STAGED READINGS

One-Act Plays: June 26, 6pm

LAGALAG
Samantha Dadolfalza

NOCTURNE
Juan Ekis

Full-Length Play: July 3, 6pm

MGA BUHAY NA APOY
Aureaus Solito

WRITING FELLOWSHIP SHOWCASE

Staged Reading: July 6, 6pm

FRAGMENTS
Harlequin Theater Guild



TP UNVEILS SEASON 28






DIS-EASE is the name of the new season. Please refer to subsequent posts for synopses of the respective plays. See you at the Cultural Center.


GAWAD BUHAY 2014 HONORS TP PRODUCTIONS






Tanghalang Pilipino thanks Gawad Buhay! for honoring our 2013 playwrights, librettists, theater productions and actors with these nominations!

Outstanding Original Libretto
• Layeta Bucoy, “Sandosenang Sapatos” (TP)
• Rody Vera, “Ibalong” (TP)

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
• Rody Vera, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Outstanding Musical Direction
• Carol Bello, “Ibalong” (TP)
• Josefino “Chino” Toledo, “San Andres B” (Tanghalang Pilipino)

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
• Josefino “Chino” Toledo, “San Andres B” (TP)
• Carol Bello, “Ibalong” (TP)
• Noel Cabangon and Jed Balsamo, “Sandosenang Sapatos” (TP)

Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical
• Alden Lugnasin, “Ibalong” (TP)

Outstanding Costume Design
• Tuxqs Rutaquio, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)
• Leeroy New, “Ibalong” (TP)

Outstanding Lighting Design
• John Batalla, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)
• Jay Aranda, “San Andres B” (TP)

Outstanding Sound Design
• TJ Ramos, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)
• TJ Ramos, “Ibalong” (TP)

Female Lead Performance in a Play
• Regina de Vera, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Male Lead Performance in a Play
• Jonathan Tadioan, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Female Featured Performance in a Play
• Raquel Pareño, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Male Featured Performance in a Play
• Lou Veloso, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)
• Marco Viaña, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Female Lead Performance in a Musical
• Jenine Disederio, “Ibalong” (TP)
• Trixie Esteban, “Sandosenang Sapatos” (TP)

Male Featured Performance in a Musical
• Cheeno Macaraig, “Ibalong” (TP)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play or Musical
• Tuxqs Rutaquio and Rody Vera, “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
• “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
• “Ibalong” (TP)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
• “Der Kaufmann” (TP)

Outstanding Production for Children—Play, Musical or Dance
• “Sandosenang Sapatos” (TP)

Outstanding Original Musical
• “Sandosenang Sapatos” (TP)
• “Ibalong” (TP)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SEASON 28 IS UPON US : A Primer by Nanding Josef


Tanghalang Pilipino formally opens its 28th season dubbed as DIS/EASE.  This theme tackles the instability of the human personality that eventually leads to ramifications such as illnesses, psychological and social imperfections, and tragedies.

The various productions presented in the upcoming season are not here to dishearten anyone but TP’s aim is to stay true to the company’s objectives to use artistic modes to reflect life’s complex human and social realities.
Just like most of their plays it reflects human pathos and sufferings but also leaves the audience with great virtues and wisdom hidden in the stories presented. Corrective values surface in opportune times within the play to heal and restore the vitality of the land as well the individual spirit and soul of those who came to watch their show.
For this season, the said theatre season reflects on the uncomfortable scenarios that is plaguing our society, thus the title DIS / EASE. The concept for this season sprung from the idea of Noli Me Tangere – or “Touch Me Not, ”  - Cancer of the Society. 

Each play represents a social diseases that no matter how deadly and corrupting they are, we seemed to not mind them or are so immune or at ease with their existence in the society and are not aware that it is slowly enveloping.
To talk about more about the upcoming season is Tanghalang Pilipino’s Artistic Director Tata Nanding Josef who was generous enough to give us some insights regarding the different productions of DIS/ EASE. 

KLEPTOMANIACS is a sung-through musical about our current social condition,” Tata Nanding shared. “This play is inspired by the Napoles scandal and it talks about a country’s search for a NEW HERO, someone with integrity. “ Tata Nanding further emphasizes that “young people today are looking for models in the society from the highest position in the land to every leader of the nation.”


PRESS REVIEWS FOR "MGA AMA, MGA ANAK"



MGA AMA, MGA ANAK staged its last performance last March 9th, leaving a contented audience and a trail of good reviews from different viewpoints. We thank all the journalists who've taken time to write about our production.

Here are the links to some of the reviews:

ABS-CBN NEWS (Vladimir Bunoan)

GMA NETWORK NEWS

SPOTLIGHTTHEATER BLOG

BROADWAYWORLD.COM PHILIPPINES

INQUIRER.NET (Cora Llamas)

SPOT.PH  (Ricky S.Torre)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

PRINSESA NG MGA BILANG : The Actors Company Recital 2014


Tanghalang Pilipino's Actors Company presents its 2014 acting recital -- Layeta Bucoy's
PRINSESA NG MGA BILANG, on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute at the CCP, featuring the actors of the TP Actor's Company, with the special participation of Nina Virgin. Tuxqs Rutaquio directs.

For tickets, please call Tanghalang Pilipino at 8321125 local 1620-1621
or contact 0917-750-0107 for more details


Thursday, March 6, 2014

CAST LINE-UP FOR MGA AMA, MGA ANAK/ 7 MARCH- 9 MARCH 2014


For the third and last performance weekend of MGA AMA, MGA ANAK, the following cast members will be performing:

7 Mar 2014 / Friday / 8:00pm
ZACARIAS -- Spanky Manikan
SOFIA -- Jackie Lou Blanco
NENA - Banaue Miclat
BESSIE - Cris Villonco
MRS. PAULO - Peewee O'Hara
CHITONG - Marco Viana

8 Mar 2014 / Saturday / 3:00pm
ZACARIAS -- Robert Arevalo
SOFIA -- Celeste Legaspi
NENA - Madeleine Nicolas
BESSIE - Cris Villonco
MRS. PAULO - Peewee O'Hara
CHITONG - Marco Viana

8 Mar 2014 / Saturday / 8:00pm
ZACARIAS -- Robert Arevalo
SOFIA -- Celeste Legaspi
NENA - Madeleine Nicolas
BESSIE - Cris Villonco
MRS. PAULO - Peewee O'Hara
CHITONG - Marco Viana

9 Mar 2014 / Sunday / 3:00pm
ZACARIAS -- Spanky Manikan
SOFIA -- Jackie Lou Blanco
NENA - Banaue Miclat
BESSIE - Cris Villonco
MRS. PAULO - Peewee O'Hara
CHITONG - Marco Viana


For inquiries on reservations, group sales or sponsorship, please contact TANGHALANG PILIPINO at (02) 832 1125 Ext. 1620 / 1621 , or email us at ccptanghalan@yahoo.com

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Banaue Miclat as Nena


Banaue Miclat has been acting on the professional stage since 1992. She began with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)'s Workshop production of "Radiya Mangandiri" (Potri Tuwan Malano Tihaya/Sita). She completed a BA Theater Arts degree from UP Diliman's Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts; playing lead and support roles for Dulaang UP since 1996. She has also worked with Tanghalang Pilipino, Repertory Philippines, Gantimpala Theater Company, Ballet Philippines, etc. Banaue moved to New York in 2004 to complete an MFA in Acting [a terminal] degree from Brooklyn college of the City University of New York (Brooklyn College-CUNY). After Brooklyn college, Banaue performed as supernumerary to numerous production of the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center in Manhattan between 2006 and 2009; and did a few Off-Off Broadway and regional productions before coming back to Manila in 2010. Banaue is the pioneer teacher for Voice Work for Performers and Vocal Journey for Non-performers in the Philippines. She has been a faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University's Loyola Schools since 2010, and is currently the Executive Director of the Ateneo Library of Women's Writings (ALiWW).

Sunday, February 23, 2014

MANILASPEAK FEATURES NANDING JOSEF - HIS OWN EXPERIENCE OF MGA AMA, MGA ANAK

My tatay was a loving father. I remember very vividly the things that he did to me, for me, with me, when I was a little boy until I was all grown up. Thinking about him and all the things that we shared always makes me miss him terribly. And, I get emotional and I start to cry. Just like now. I miss him as I think about him. I’m 65 years old, missing my father who is now in heaven, and crying quietly like a little boy.

Thinking about all the things he did for me makes me feel guilty too, because I feel that I was never able to give him or show him in return the kind of love, care, and affection that he generously showered me with.

Read the whole article here

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SPANKY MANIKAN speaks about Zacarias Monzon


Spanky Manikan plays the central role of Zacarias Monzon, alternating with actor Robert Arevalo. His attack of the role is markedly different from Arevalo's, while both actors lend veritable intensity in their portrayals. In this video, Spanky explains what a complicated character Carias is, and how he feels he is so right for the role.


2013 Gawad Buhay hails Tanghalang Pilipino's DER KAUFMANN. Gibbs Cadiz writes.


Gibbs Cadiz writes: 

“Der Kaufmann,” meanwhile, earned the jury’s nod as nominee in the following categories: Outstanding Translation or Adaptation (Vera), Costume Design (Rutaquio), Lighting Design (Batalla), Sound Design (TJ Ramos), Female Lead Performance in a Play (Regina de Vera—the lone nominee in her category and automatically the winner), Male Lead Performance in a Play (Jonathan Tadioan), Female Featured Performance in a Play (Raquel Pareño), Male Featured Performance in a Play (Lou Veloso and Marco Viaña), Outstanding Stage Direction (Vera and Rutaquio), Outstanding Ensemble for a Play, and Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play.

Congratulations, Actors Company and Tanghalang Pilipino!

Read the entire article on Gibbs' blog

OPENING NIGHT AND GALA PERFORMANCE OF MGA AMA, MGA ANAK -- a successful start


MGA AMA, MGA ANAK premiered onstage at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), on Friday, 21 February 2014, to a distinguished audience that included film icon Barbara Perez, award-winning screenwriter and playwright Pete Lacaba (who co-wrote the Pilipino translation of Nick Joaquin's english original " Fathers and Sons"), fashion luminaries Larry Leviste and Gang Gomez, TV broadcaster Mario Dumaual, and many others. The Gala Night performance featured Robert Arevalo in the role of Zacarias Monzon, the central character of the play. Many of those who've witnessed the opening night show marveled at the powerhouse cast of ensemble leads that gave life to possibly National Artist Nick Joaquin's greatest stage play ever written.

From left -- David Fabros, actress and film Icon Barbara Perez, film director Mel Chionglo, stage lighting wizard Monino Duque, and GMA Artist Center Manager Lou Gopez.
Tuxqs Rutaquio designed this 40s inspired vintage set of the Monzon Mansion, the locale of the play Mga Ama, Mga Anak.