What I’ve been up to: No Filter: Let’s Talk About Me

So, I think the cat is out of the bag now and I’ve put out a teaser poster of one of the projects I’ve been working on and now we’ve been publicising our full on cast list and revealed show dates and venue.

So, yeah, I’m working on a theatrical production with The Sandbox Collective on an original play and I am very, very excited to be a part of this for a multitude of reasons.

2 weekends, 6 shows from July 25 to August 2 at the Carlos Romulo Theater at RCBC. Reserve your tickets now!

2 weekends, 6 shows from July 25 to August 2 at the Carlos Romulo Theater at RCBC. Reserve your tickets now!

The Sandbox Collective’s creative director and the director of this project, Toff de Venecia asked me to come in to help out with the Dramaturgy of the production and because my love for the theater has grown exponentially in the past three years since I’ve finally started to engage in local theater (both as audience and reviewer) I immediately said “yes” forgetting that my only really qualifications is my training in Literature and my love for theater and performance.

I have never trained or studied as a Dramaturg nor have I ever been in a theatrical production except for that one time in 2003 after I took an acting class using the Eric Morris method called Being at the Negros Summer Workshop and I joined a work-in-progress improv play as part of our final project, applying everything we learned in the workshop. I was told I did amazing at the workshop but I sort of flubbed it on our one and only performance night. That was pretty much the beginning and end of my career on stage (not that I was really ever planning on being on stage; it just sort of cemented the idea that I wasn’t meant to be on stage).

Well, around twelve years later, I’m back in the theater and working with the most amazing set of people to be collaborating with and I’m learning how to be a Dramaturg on the fly, doing pretty okay (if I may say so) on the fly and with a rather adequate knowledge of theater, performance, and production.

The show is about millennials and it is a series of dramatic monologues with multi-media elements that is set to examine, explore, and hopefully redefine the millennial experience on stage. The monologues are written by some of the most brilliant minds — all of the generation we are talking about — and the work is curated by our head writer Jam Pascual, who happens to be a performance poet and a singer.

I am in such good company.

Along with Toff, Jam, and the rest of the amazing people of The Sandbox Collective, we are forging ahead with this new production and we are going to be sure that by opening night on July 25, we’ll give you a show that will hopefully make you laugh, cry, reflect, and open up a whole new realm of thought about what it means to be a millennial.

We’ve got an amazing cast. We’re working hard.

I’m in the theater. Dreams come true. You just got to work for it.

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