“VIRGIN LABFEST 11 AT CCP”
THE Virgin Labfest, a festival of untried, untested, unpublished and unstaged plays will be held from June 24 to July 12, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) and the Bulwagang Amado Hernandez. The event is a joint venture of CCP, Tanghalang Pilipino and the Writers’ Bloc, Inc. in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Now on its eleventh year, the Virgin Labfest has earned a solid reputation for its exciting and provocative line-up of one-act plays from playwrights both young and old. These one-act plays are given “bare bones” staging by professional directors and actors. This year’s plays include Maynard Manansala’s DALAWANG GABI, Job Pagsibigan’s WHEN SAM MET JO, Layeta Bucoy’s UOD, BUTETE AT SI MYRNA, Herlyn Gail Alegre’s HULING HULI, Genevieve Asenjo & Em Mendez’s ANG NANAY KONG EX-NPA, Nicolas Pichay’s MACHO DANCERS A MUSICAL, Jerome Ignacio’s KUBLIHAN, Juan Miguel Severo’s HINTAYAN NG LANGIT, Jose Garcia’s BIRTWAL, Eljay Castro Deldoc’s SI MARIA ISABELLA AT ANG GURYON NG MGA TALA, Joe Mari Sanchez’s TALO ANG WALANG ALAM, Alvin Molina’s AN EXPECTED. For the revisited plays Raymund Reyes’ ANG NAGHIHINGALO, Kevin Tabora’s MAPAGBIRONG HAPLOS, and Eljay Castro Deldoc’s ANG GOLDFISH NI PROFESSOR DIMAANDAL.
Directing the plays are Jade Castro, Ian Segarra, George de Jesus, Law Fajardo, Rody Vera, Ralph Peña, Guelan Luarca, Raffy Tejada, Audie Gemora, Ed Lacson, Issa Lopez, Roobak Valle, Dennis Marasigan and Melvin Lee.
Staged Readings will be held which includes Vicente Groyon’s ANG TUGON NI CONCHITA, direction by Toff de Venecia, Rossielle Manicad‘s THE WEDDING PLANNERS, direction by Jonathan P. Tadioan and Carlo Vergara’s MULA SA KULIMLIMAN direction by Hazel Gutierrez.
Tickets are priced at P300 with festival passes at P1,200.
For further inquiries, please call the CCP Production Management Services Division at 832-1125 locals 1606 to 1607, or visit the website at http://www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.