Venus in Fur & Letters to the Future: what you should have seen and what you should see

I’m very proud of these two articles that came out in Juice this week, and for various reasons as well. I feel very fortunate to have been able to catch so many good theatrical shows and I was able to watch a friend’s passion project come to life and to have seen my name on the credit list not just as an interviewer for the documentary but as an associate producer as well. What a treat! But more than just the credit, I’m so thrilled that she turned this massive project into a powerful piece. It’s just marvellous, I’m so proud of Bia for having been able to put it together.

Read more about her half-hour documentary here: And what would you say to your future self?

And read more about my life-changing experience watching a theatrical show here: Venus in Fur: why I love the theater.

David and Jennifer Bianco are just amazing as Thomas/Severin and Vanda/Wanda in The Necessary Theater's Venus in Fur... Please pray for a re-staging and watch it!!!

David and Jennifer Bianco are just amazing as Thomas/Severin and Vanda/Wanda in The Necessary Theater’s Venus in Fur… Please pray for a re-staging and watch it!!!

Venus in Fur is just absolutely magnificent. It’s the reason why I feel that theatre will never die as an art form. It is all there and I’m just so amazed at how amazing this whole production is. Bart Guingona does it again: working with an intelligent source material and bringing out the best in his actors and putting out something that will screw with your minds and have you enjoy it. I cannot and will not stop talking about how good this play is and how amazing The Necessary Theater’s production of it was. David and Jennifer Bianco just killed it on their Saturday show and I hope to God they re-stage it because I want to see it again.

If I’m not mistaken, the Letters to the Future screening are all reserved but call the number on the article anyway and see if you can still get one or two seats but I know they are planning to show more of it soon. I am a part of the production and did help in the post production just a little (enough to have been warranted such a wonderful credit as associate producer by the director, I’m so thrilled because I really, really believe in the work) but I was really, really moved and I’m so happy to have worked on the film, even if it was such a short part.

Soon, I’ll be able to share my review of Red Turnip Theater’s Rabbit Hole which is also a great production (you should see it if you can). It is just an exciting time to be in Manila because of all the amazing shows and the amazing avenues for artists now. They are getting their work seen and the work should be seen. It is amazing.

I’m so happy to be caught in the middle of all of this and I’m so happy that I’m getting to see so much and having my world broadened every step of the way.

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