Positive thoughts from a play about stage-four cancer (Team magazine)

I wrote a second review of Wit. It's half-review and half essay about my health and living with HIV. From the article: Watching Wit reminded me why I worked so hard to stay alive. It reminds me why I never want to go through that again. Here's the full article: Positive thoughts from a play about…Read more Positive thoughts from a play about stage-four cancer (Team magazine)

Cancer and the poetry of John Donne (Manila Bulletin)

My review for Twin Bill Theater Company's staging of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-prize winning play, Wit, was published today in the Manila Bulletin. This is also Wit's Philippine premiere (if not Asian) so it's a big deal. And it stars Tami Monsod as the lead and Tami is a good friend but, more than that, she is…Read more Cancer and the poetry of John Donne (Manila Bulletin)

The Story, front and center (Manila Bulletin)

I'm writing for the Manila Bulletin again. The one month I spent in Manila provided me with the access I needed to engage with the stories that I could write about. Of all the things I miss writing for, it's writing reviews. I was invited to the press preview for the Chris Millado play, Buwan…Read more The Story, front and center (Manila Bulletin)

Rogue One: The Force is Strong in this Film

Yesterday, I went to watch Rogue One in the cinema with my brother. My friends who reserved tickets for first day screenings were all raving about it and I saw quite a lot of buzz on Twitter that even non-Star Wars fans enjoyed it a lot. I'm not a big Star Wars fan myself and…Read more Rogue One: The Force is Strong in this Film

Changing Partners: iterations of a breakup

I caught the musical Changing Partners last night and it was tremendous. Written by Vincent De Jesus, it is a powerful and deeply moving exploration of an argument that escalates to its most heart wrenching conclusion and the inevitability of a relationship to deteriorate for reasons outside that which is obvious. Of all of Vince's…Read more Changing Partners: iterations of a breakup

Stand-up Comedy on Netflix

Now that I have Netflix, I've been watching quite a bit of it. When I subscribed to it, I had begun Masters of Sex and I was enjoying it a lot so I finished all three seasons of it through Netflix. I saw the second season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It was fun. It was…Read more Stand-up Comedy on Netflix

We Are All Gods and Monsters (a Penny Dreadful post)

CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SEASON 3 OF PENNY DREADFUL So the third season has ended and I'm still reeling for the experience that is/was Penny Dreadful. I knew, coming into the show, that everything about it was going to be tremendous. I love John Logan as a writer. I love his play Red (so much…Read more We Are All Gods and Monsters (a Penny Dreadful post)