Created and directed by Toff De Venecia
Head Writers: Wanggo Gallaga and Jam Pascual
Dramaturgy by Wanggo Gallaga
Produced by The Sandbox Collective
Press and Media
With No Filter, there’s no scroll down, fast-forward, or close tab to escape. You’re also handling a double-edged sword if you come to the play with premature judgments. Ultimately, it’s an exercise in a forgotten practice: listening.
Still, to paraphrase Celine in “Before Sunrise,” the answer is in the attempt, and in this regard, No Filter is an unequivocal triumph. The writing hopscotches between self-aware and thought-provoking to hysterical and irreverent. Although painfully insular at times (I wonder how many can relate to the segment of a young woman who elects to fly to New York to live the dream of her mom), the dialogue for the most part drips with wit and crackles with truth.