Atlantis Theatrical Production’s Staging of ‘Waitress’ Will Leave You Full and Wanting More (ClickTheCity)

I love everything about Waitress. I love Sara Bareilles. I love the movie it was based on. I love the themes of women empowerment and navigating the tricky realm of infidelity, abuse, disillusionment, and all the other gray areas in the messy moments of life in a small town. And the Philippine production with Joanna Ampil.…Read more Atlantis Theatrical Production’s Staging of ‘Waitress’ Will Leave You Full and Wanting More (ClickTheCity)

Bare but Extremely Verbose, ‘Lungs’ Demands Your Attention (ClickTheCity)

My second theater review for ClickTheCity is out now and it's for the staging of Duncan MacMillan's play Lungs, produced by The Sandbox Collective. And it's a hell of a production. I got to see the special press screening before opening night and it was already together. There was just some fine tuning that needed to…Read more Bare but Extremely Verbose, ‘Lungs’ Demands Your Attention (ClickTheCity)

‘M Butterfly,’ 30 years later, is an elusive theatrical experience

I finally ended my stint at Inquirer as a theater reviewer as they haven't assigned me and play since February. I've seen quite a few shows since then but couldn't write about it because Inquirer had sent someone else. So, without any attachments anywhere, I asked ClickTheCity if I could expand my writing to include…Read more ‘M Butterfly,’ 30 years later, is an elusive theatrical experience

There are miracles: a review of Himala

Last night, I saw Himala, isang musikal, the musical of Ricky Lee and Vince De Jesus produced by 9 Works Theatricals and The Sandbox Collective. It's the last weekend and I wish they would extend because it's a magnificent show. I'm so glad that The Sandbox Collective artistic director (and good friend) Toff de Venecia kept asking…Read more There are miracles: a review of Himala

In ”night, Mother’ a battle between life and death in real time (Inquirer)

I took up Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother in my Introduction to Theater class as a major subject and I loved the play so much. I tried getting theater friends to put up a production because I wanted to see it run and even tried to get my dad to adapt it into Hiligaynon and produce it…Read more In ”night, Mother’ a battle between life and death in real time (Inquirer)

‘RD3RD’ is a frightening wake-up call (Inquirer Lifestyle)

And I've come full circle and have returned to The Philippine Daily Inquirer, writing for the theater section, this time, rather than the Super section where I first started contributing to newspapers on a regular basis. My first review for the section is on the play RD3RD, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III. Read my…Read more ‘RD3RD’ is a frightening wake-up call (Inquirer Lifestyle)