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Friday, October 13, 2017

Rody Vera's "Fly Me to The Moon" Opens October 13

Press Announcement:

Artist Playground in cooperation with Japan Foundation’s latest production “FLY ME TO THE MOON,” an original play penned by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer RODY VERA is all set to open on October 13, 2017 at ARTIST PLAYGROUND 112 West Avenue, Quezon City.
Directed by PAUL JAKE PAULE, “ FLY ME TO THE MOON” is about the story of Melanie who embarks on a journey to Japan to help her family make ends meet. Using her charm, she boards on a ship full of flesh-hungry sea crew, and finds comfort in Jo, a karayuki-san who longs for her one true love Ibrahim. On the ship, the two draw parallels between their lives as they unfold their own stories. Soon, Melanie and Jo part ways to follow their own pavement, but still keep a piece of each other’s heart.

The cast and character descriptions of ‘FLY ME TO THE MOON’ are as follows:

FATIMA CADIZ and DEA FORMACIL shall alternately play the role of Karayuki.
Jo or Karayuki-san has suffered like all the other girls in their province, Amakusa. She became a sex slave at her young age in a neighboring country to comply with their country’s need for a female soldier. Unfortunately while she was in this foreign country serving men, she fell in love with Ibrahim without her realizing that it is love. The reason why she doesn’t know is because she never received love before even from her family who sold her just to make her brother a man. And because of love, she died.

Karayuki-san believes that people love, people die. That was the love that she had experienced but she’s still hopeful that even they weren’t able to be together in this life, they will still have a chance to be together in their next life of the afterlife.


ALDY CADUPAY, AI HOSE KI and XOSH ARDIO shall alternately essay the role of Melanie.
Melanie is confident, strong-willed and positive in life. His story is like the story of every gay in our country. They want to go to Japan or other country in search of a better life and also the surgery that could make them a real woman. They are willing to take a risk just to achieve their goal. In Melanie’s case, he even snuck in a ship even though he’s not sure what’s waiting for him.

CLIFFORD GONZALES, AR AR RAMILO and BJ OCAMPO shall alternately play the role of Ibrahim /Cat.
A muslim man who fell in love with Karayuki san while she was in Sandakan Brothel No. 3. We can tell that Ibrahim might be a passionate man but due to this love, there is a possibility that he died and reincarnated to a cat.
Jo said that he moves like a cat. He sneaks just to see her and that’s the reason why the cat is still with her soul/ghost. It might be waiting for them to reunite in the future as different people or in afterlife.

MANU GALLARDO and JUN NAYRA shall alternately play the role of the Captain.
The Captain is depicted as a cruel man but he’s just like any man who felt like he’s trapped in the vast ocean with nothing but sharks as his companion. He’s even willing to have sex with a man just to fulfill his lust for human flesh.
          
The Players, Artist Playground’s very own group of artists shall play various roles in the ensemble, namely: Josh Adamero, Lliwel Agita, Aljean Badar, Leonardo Bania, Searl Escalona, Julia Garcia, Alleah Hugo, Vincent Macapobre, Reyn Mercado, Ariel Pan, Christopher Perez, Joyan Que, Beaulah Mae Saycon, Christian Silang, and Fernilyn Toladro.

The Artistic Team of FLY ME TO THE MOON is led by Paul Jake Paule (Director), Roeder Camañag (Artistic Director & Choreographer), Jesse Lucas (Music By), Mailes Kanapi (Artistic Consultant) Jeffrey Camañag (Production Design Consultant) Searl Escalona (Assistant Director) John Mark Yap (Lay-out Designer & Projection Design) Aly Mondonedo (Photographer) Sem Pabion & Princess Tuason (Dramaturg) Rowena Jarito(Sound Designer), Kimberly Claire Somoza (Lighting Designer) and Reynoso Mercado (Production Designer).

The Production Team OF FLY ME TO THE MOON is led by Kimberly Claire Somoza (Production Manager), Jessa Bisnar (Assistant PM), Joselito “Toots” Tolentino (Publicist), Mary Rose Agapito (Stage Manager), Ariel Pan (Deputy Stage Manager), Beaulah Mae Saycon (ASM ) , Star Alferez & Anna Clarisa Timbal (Spinner), Alex Gallo & Alleah Hugo (Costume Mistress) Julia Garcia & Christian Silang (Prop head), Fernilyn Toladro (Sponsorship) and Set team : Glenn Caspe, Josh Adamero and Joyan Kiu.

‘FLY ME TO THE MOON’ will run from October 13 – 22, 2017.
Fridays (Oct 13 & 20) 8pm, Saturdays (Oct 14 & 21) 4pm & 8pm
and Sundays (Oct 15 & 22) 4pm & 8pm
Venue: ARTIST PLAYGROUND, Arts Above
112  West Avenue Quezon City.

For tickets, call Ticketworld 8919999.
For inquiries, please call 09759193179 c/o Kimberly Claire Somoza.
Visit Artist Playground's website at https://www.artistplayground.ph;

Facebook, Twitter & Instagram : @artplayg

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pasinaya Festival of CCP Highlights ASEAN Diversity


Press Update:
Pasinaya, the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ annual open house festival, celebrated the integration of ASEAN countries with the theme PASINAYA GROWS ASEAN WINGS last February 15.

The event also included the ASEAN Performance Arts Market held from Feb. 13 to 15. It offered opportunities for networking, showcasing of performance samplers and business matching of ASEAN performances within the ASEAN region and with the world. Contemporary, traditional, as well as innovative works by emerging and seasoned ASEAN artists in music, dance and theatre were featured.
 
Pasinaya opened at the CCP with an early morning pre-show at 7:30 a.m. featuring the Marcelo H. Del Pilar Performing Arts Group, Marikina Dance Guild and the La Salle Dance Company-Street, followed by the official opening ceremonies and street parade featuring the Citizens’ Brigade Band of Dasmariñas, Cavite and the Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild. 

Different areas and venues of the CCP were zoned and dedicated to the various art forms such as dance, music, theater, film and the visual arts as well as zones devoted to workshops and children.

More than 3,000 artists from community-based and school-based artistic groups participated in the 2015 CCP Pasinaya.  In addition to the performances, there were workshops, film screenings, lecture-demonstrations, exhibits and storytelling activities.

Partner institutions, namely, Metropolitan Museum of Manila and Museo Pambata on Roxas Boulevard, National Museum on P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Casa Manila and Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros and 1335 Mabini Gallery in Ermita, Manila opened their doors to the public for Pasinaya on Feb. 15. New to Pasinaya this year were the Museo Marino and College of St. Benilde Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. 

Pasinaya was presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and headlined by the CCP’s own resident companies, namely, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, NAMCYA, Philippine Madrigal Singers and Tanghalang Pilipino.

Pasinaya is the biggest multi arts festival in the Philippines featuring the participation of thousands of artists and hundreds of artistic and cultural groups. It offers to the public on a unique “Pay what you can, See all you can” donation scheme the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of the CCP Performance season.  (Photos by Kiko Cabuena)










Thursday, January 10, 2013

“ BOEING BOEING ” Now Boarding , Arriving January 25 at Onstage, Greenbelt

Press Release:
Fasten your seat belts as Repertory Philippines presents its 76th theater season with the opening salvo of BOEING BOEING, the classic '60s sex comedy hit of errors that won the 2008 Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Play Revival.

David Bianco
A comedy about "an architect living in Paris who has been successfully juggling three flight attendant fiancées while his housekeeper reluctantly plays romantic air-traffic controller as they fly in and out of his swank bachelor pad. When an old school pal visits, things get rather turbulent. Schedules change, flights are delayed and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking."

David Bianco will essay the role of Mr. Bernard Whitford, an American architect businessman living in Paris ---  a swinging bachelor. He is a combination of Don Draper and Jack Tripper. A playboy who juggles love affairs with three air hostesses who touch down briefly but lovingly in his apartment between flights.

Topper Fabregas
Topper Fabregas will play the role of the unworldly Robert, Bernard’s boyhood friend, newly arrived from Wisconsin. 


Bringing to mind fantasy drawings from a vintage Esquire or  Playboy for a portfolio of international dream girls are the three fiancées: Giannina Ocampo as  Gabriella, the sentimental, lusty Italian stewardess. Carla Dunareanu as Gretchen, the hilarious, aggressive, dominating but thin-skinned German stewardess. Jen Bianco as Gloria, the Southern belle with upbeat disposition take-charge health-obsessed American stewardess.

Baby Barredo will play the role of Bertha, Bernard's long-suffering housekeeper who is a chic, black-clad philosopher. A French existentialist maid who loves nothing more than to complain. Ms. Joy Virata is alternate.

Ms. Baby Barredo
The artistic and creative team of BOEING BOEING is led by Baby Barredo (Rep Artistic Director), Miguel Faustmann (Stage Director), John Batalla (Lighting Designer), Miguel Faustmann (Set Designer), and Raven Ong (Costume Designer).

BOEING BOEING’s production staff is composed of Juno Henares (Executive Producer), Gidget Tolentino (Production Manager), Andrew Miranda (Stage Manager), Pol Roxas (Sound Technician), Pablito Salvador (Lighting Technician) and Adul Lasin (Set Execution and Scenic Artist).

Giannina Ocampo
The marketing, sales and publicity of BOEING BOEING is led by Toots Tolentino (Publicist), Charlie Barredo with Oliver Usison, Letty Barredo, Marie Talay and Rose Silva (Marketing and Sales).

BOEING BOEING is set to open on January 25 and shall run up to February 17, 2013. All performances are at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati city.

BOEING BOEING (by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans) will be directed by Miguel Faustmann.

Carla Dunareanu
Repertory Philippines is accepting reservations for schools, civic groups and corporate sponsorships. For further inquiries regarding the details of show, please call 5716926 or 5714941 or email info@repertory.ph or log on to www.repertory.ph. Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

CCP names 13 New Artists for 2012




Press Release:

 The Cultural Center of the Philippines has selected the winners for the 2012
Thirteen Artists Award (TAA). The list includes artists engaged in a variety of
contemporary visual arts forms such as painting, printmaking, photography,
sculpture, and video installation works. The 2012 Thirteen Artists awardees
include: Joey Cobcobo, Marina Cruz, Kiri Dalena, Riel Hilario, Robert Langenegger,
Michael Muñoz, Wawi Navarroza, Jan Leeroy New, Kaloy Olavides, Renan Ortiz,
Mark Salvatus, Rodel Tapaya, and Costantino Zicarelli.

The program was first conceived in 1970 initially as a curatorial guide for an
exhibition organized by then CCP Museum director Roberto Chabet. His intent was
to identify artists who took the “chance and risk to restructure, restrengthen, and
renew art making and art thinking….” It was later adopted as a biennial award by
Chabet’s successor, the late Raymundo Albano. This makes the TAA the oldest
award program conferred by the CCP, two years ahead of the National Artist Award
which started in 1972.

Since 2009, the TAA has been a triennial award. It is administered by the CCP Visual
Arts and Museum Division (VAMD) under the Production and Exhibition
Department. During the two and half month nomination period (between February
to midApril), 56 nominations were received from museum directors, gallerists,
independent curators, heads of art and cultural organizations, and former TAA
awardees. From these, 79 artists qualified for the selection process. This year’s
panel of jurors included past TAA winners namely Pandy Aviado (1970), Agnes
Arellano (1988), Elmer Borlongan (1994) and Ringo Bunoan (2003), with Boots
Herrera, VAMD Director, representing the CCP. 

This year’s trophy was designed by Gary Ross Pastrana,  former TAA awardees.
COS ZICARELLI

JOEY BOCOBO

KALOY OLAVIDES

KIRI DALENA

LEEROY NEW

MARINA CRUZ

MARK SALVATUS

MUNOZ

RENAN ORTIZ

RIEL HILARIO

ROBERT LANGENEGGER

RODEL TAPAYA

WAWI NAVAROZZA



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