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)

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So my friends and I did this thing. I was approached late last year by my good friends, Nelsito Gomez and Sarah Facuri. I knew Nels from all the plays that I would watch and saw him perform so many times and gave him rave reviews when I'd write about plays. Sarah, I got to…Read more CAST off

‘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)

In ‘Changing Partners,’ excellent filmmaking overshadows musical’s emotional strength (InterAksyon)

I was so intrigued coming to watch Changing Partners and wondering how it was going to be done through film. I saw the play version (read my review here) and loved it immensely and thought it was Vince De Jesus's strongest work yet. But it has such an unconventional structure and convention that I wanted to see…Read more In ‘Changing Partners,’ excellent filmmaking overshadows musical’s emotional strength (InterAksyon)

‘Manila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag The Musical’ bristles with vigor and intensity (InterAksyon)

I was invited to catch the Press Preview of the musical Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag at the Kia Theater last Friday. Technical glitches aside, the musical has so much legs to stand out, with a powerhouse cast that includes Arman Ferrer, Aicelle Santos, and the always-amazing Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, choreography by Douglas Nierras, and gorgeous…Read more ‘Manila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag The Musical’ bristles with vigor and intensity (InterAksyon)

Despite being set in 1899 New York, ‘Newsies’ strikes close to home (Interaksyon)

My work at Interaksyon has expanded now to include writing theater reviews. I prefer being able to release reviews on online sites than in Manila Bulletin because I can get my reviews out earlier. Speed is the key when it comes to reviews because, if the work is good, it's important to get people to…Read more Despite being set in 1899 New York, ‘Newsies’ strikes close to home (Interaksyon)

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)