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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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

Taking Flight

Last night, I saw Sab Jose take flight. I met Sab during No Filter. She's partners with Toff in The Sandbox Collective and when we were working on No Filter, she handled all the marketing and PR and she was the assistant director and acting coach for the play. We got close, of course, like…Read more Taking Flight

The No Filter book launch!

Would you believe I really did mean to blog here but I never got to because I got really busy? Several days before the launch, we got busy getting things done and ready. We even found time -- Toff de Venecia, Sab Jose, and myself -- to sit down with Paolo Valenciano, who we ask…Read more The No Filter book launch!

No Filter (the book)

I've teased about it, I think. Made mention that we were cooking something up; we being the lovely guys and gals of The Sandbox Collective, the cast and artistic team of No Filter, and Summit Books. And now we can finally talk about it. ​​ It's the main reason why I flew back to Manila. I…Read more No Filter (the book)

something brewing (a No Filter post)

This month, we're going to be launching something and it's definitely directly connected to The Sandbox Collective's play No Filter. The cast is excited, the creative team is excited, all the writers are excited, the crew is excited, and our new collaborators are so excited and we really can't wait to share with you the…Read more something brewing (a No Filter post)

so it’s been a year

The TimeHop app just showed me that exactly one year ago, No Filter had its Press Preview, its first public performance, and my book Remnants was made available online. Wow. So it's been a year. My book barely made a dent. It didn't do as well as I had hoped or planned. I underestimated the…Read more so it’s been a year