“nag-iisa na lang ako”- (one)… “lean on me”-(two)… “call me”-(three)

“Lean On Me”

Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrowLean on me when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean onPlease, swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won’t let showYou just call on me, brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean onLean on me when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean onYou just call on me, brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load
You have to bear that you can’t carry
I’m right up the road, I’ll share your load
If you just call me

Call me (If you need a friend)
Call me (Call me uh-huh)
Call me (When you need a friend)
Call me (If you ever need a friend)
Call me (Call me)
Call me (Call me)
Call me (Call me)
Call me (Call me)
Call me (If you need a friend)
Call me (Call me)
Call me (Call me)
Call me (Call me)
Call me (Call me)
Call me

LMLMLMLM

psf immersion plays for summer workshoppers 2016, in pictures taken by mr. vino oriarte…

Nag-excel silang lahat sa mga one-act plays na sinalihan nila. Ang Tuesday-Thursday group ng PSF Summer Workshoppers 2016. Tatlong mga dula ang itinanghal nila nung hapon na iyon ng Sabado, April 23, sa PSF Studio. At sa tatlong dula na iyon, ipinakita ng mga kabataang ito ang kani-kanilang husay sa pag-arte. Puwede na silang maihanay sa mga lehitimong theater actors/actresses dahil sa galing nilang lahat sa pagganap.

Sa taong ito ng PSF Summer Theater fest ay kasali na sila sa Immersion Plays. At tunay namang pinahanga rin nila ang tatlong naimbitang mga hurado na sina Ronaldo C. Carballo, Peter Flores Serrano at direk Franniel Zamora.

Ang tatlong dulang sinalihan ng mga PSF Workshoppers ay ang mga ito: “Babae Po Ako”, “Sa Azotea”, at “Sa Parlor”.

Look n’yo na lang sa ibaba ang mga litratong kuha ng guwapong photographer na si Vino Oriarte. GO!

robert silverio (middle), with vince and frannie
robert silverio (middle), with vince and frannie
vino oriarte
vino oriarte

(words by robert manuguid silverio, and exclusive photos by vino oriarte).*

vince tanada with the three respected judges of 2016 immersion plays at the psf annual summer theater festival: (from left to right: ronaldo c. carballo, vince in red sando, peter flores serrano in white sando and direk frannie zamora in orange shirt.
vince tanada with the three respected judges of 2016 immersion plays at the psf annual summer theater festival: (from left to right: ronaldo c. carballo, vince in red sando, peter flores serrano in white sando and direk frannie zamora in orange shirt.

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PSF One-Act Plays for PSF Immersion Plays:”Babae Po Ako”, “Sa Azotea” and “Sa Parlor”— (as participated and presented by PSF Summer Workshoppers 2016, with special guests on the audience).*

direk frannie zamora talks about duterte and cayetano…

duterte: direk frannie zamora's choice for President
duterte: direk frannie zamora’s choice for President

“I remain unpolitical”, bungad na sabi ni direk Frannie Zamora sa isang blogger in one casual conversation. “But I think, it’s VP bet Alan Peter Cayetano who should be credited for Rodrigo Duterte’s phenomenal rise as a future President of this country. From the very start, naroon na siya sa tabi ni Duterte. At nakuha ni Cayetano ang atensyon ng mga  kabataan na pansinin si Duterte dahil sa presence ni Cayetano as his running mate.”

zamora: "artists are open individuals"
zamora: “artists are open individuals”

Pero dahil sa malakas din ang following nina Chiz Escudero, Leni Robredo at lalo na ni Bongbong Marcos, medyo si Cayetano ngayon ang “dark horse” sa labanan ng VP (Vice President) race. Anyway, kung sakali mang manalo si Duterte, hindi naman siya pababayaan nito, it’s almost panalo na rin si Cayetano, di ba?

 Naitanong namin kay direk Frannie, bakit ang lakas-lakas ng hatak ni Duterte sa mga kabataan at sa mga artists ngayon?

“Because artists are open individuals”, sagot ni direk Frannie. “Basically, iyan ang nature ng mga artists. Bukas ang kalooban nila at mga mata sa mga bagay-bagay. Kaya nagustuhan nila si Duterte. Maraming artists and performers ngayon ang nage-endorso sa kanya. Alam kasi nila, maraming good changes na magagawa si Duterte para sa bansang Pilipinas.

“Pagdating naman sa mga kabataan, ito naman ang mga taong masasabi nating New Breed kasi at noon pa naghahangad ng bagong pagasa para sa mga buhay nila”, dugtong na sabi pa ni direk Frannie. “At kay Duterte nila nakita iyon. Sawang-sawa na ang mga kabataan sa mga pangako ng mga old traditional Politicians. They are now seeking for new idols and leaders na gagabay sa kanila.”

Maski unpolitical si direk Frannie, ngayon lang siya nakumbinse na mag-join sa isang grupo ng mga tao sa viral world na sumusuporta kay Duterte. Naniniwala din kasi siya sa sinseridad ni Duterte to uplift the Philippines, our own beloved country.

“Palabiro siya, pero mararamdaman mo naman na sincere siya as a future leader”, wika pa ni direk Frannie. “Alam mong kikilos siya overnight. Alam mong gagawa siya ng mga aksyon at tamang mga pagbabago para sa ating bansa.”

Nahahati na ngayon ang mga artists sa mga pagpili ng kani-kanilang future President. May mga maka-Grace Poe, may mga maka-Binay at maka-Roxas, at maka-Miriam Santiago. Pero sabi ni direk Frannie, hindi ito dahilan para magka-hiwa-hiwalay ang mga artists ngayon. And let’s give Duterte a chance to prove his worth.

“Kaya Duterte-Cayetano ako, sila ang iboboto ko!”, pagtatapos na sabi ni direk Frannie Zamora, the award-winning director of the theater world, who recently won as Best Director for a Musical Play sa Aliw Awards.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

zamora: "i remain unpolitical"
zamora: “i remain unpolitical”
duterte: up to bring change?
duterte: up to bring change?
cayetano: must be credited for duterte's phenomenal rise
cayetano: must be credited for duterte’s phenomenal rise

“marka”: isang kamarka-markadong dula para sa psf annual theater fest

 

GALIT. Ito nga ba ay isang negatibong damdamin o isang ekspresyon ng patuloy na pakikipaglaban?

GALIT. Ito nga ba ay nakamamatay o nagsisilbing taga-udyok ng katotohanan?

GALIT. Ito nga ba ay sanhi ng karupukan o ng pagiging isang matibay na nilalang?

GALIT.

Iyan ang pinaka-buod ng dulang “Marka”, isa sa mga competing plays this year para sa annual theater festival ng Philippine Stagers Foundation. At malaki ang pag-asa ng dulang ito na maging Best Featured Play sa taong ito dahil sa kakaiba nitong tema, eksperimento at atake.

Nuong itinanghal ito last April 23, 2016 sa PSF Studio, may mga hindi naging magandang mga komento ang tatlong huradong sina Franniel Zamora, Peter Flores at Ronaldo C. Carballo. Pero para sa blogger na ito, mali silang tatlo. Dahil ang dulang “Marka” ang siyang nagbigay ng “all-out satisfaction” para sa amin.

At bakit?

Dahil ito ang totoo, ito ang reyalidad na nakikita mo sa buhay, at ito ang buong tapang na tumalakay sa natatagong mga lihim ng bawat taong “nagugumon sa sex”.

Dapat magalit ang isang tao para magising at mamulat sa katotohanan ang mga taong nanloloko at umaapi sa kanila.

Dapat magalit ang isang tao dahil sa pang-aabuso sa sex na ginawa nito sa kanya magmula nuong siya ay bata pa lamang.

Dapat lalong magalit ang isang taong MALINIS at nakasuot ng kulay-puting damit dahil siya ang laging pinupunasan ng dumi at “marka” ng kapwa-tao niya.

Sa nabanggit na dula, gustong-gusto namin ang eksena na iyon ng isa sa pinaka-paborito naming PSF actor na si JV Cruz- ‘Yung eksenang pinunasan siya ng santambak na pintura at sari-saring mga kulay ng kapwa niya may mga sakit din na AIDS.

Kitang-kita sa emosyon ng mukha ni JV ang galit, dahil siya ay malinis naman pero nabansagang MARUMI.

Maganda rin ang damdaming naramdaman namin dahil parang kasama kami sa mga taong iyon na nasa “life-support group”, na maski ba hindi kami AIDS-stricken person, ‘yung damdamin na mapabilang ka sa mga taong marunong lumaban at “mag-express” ng sarili nila- sapat na iyon para lumigaya ka.

Dahil ang naging atake ng direktor ng dulang ito- na walang iba kundi si Vince Tanada, kabilang ang audience sa mga taong iyon na nile-lektyuran ng isang respetadong doktora (mahusay namang ginampanan ni Rutchell Leonor) ukol sa AIDS.

Nang biglang tumayo sa likuran namin si JV Cruz na kasama mismo sa audience at kasama rin sa dula. Nagsalita siya. Lumaban. Nagtanong. Napakagandang eksena.

Sumulpot rin ang karakter ni Marina Esperrida mula sa audience area. Nagtalo sila ni JV. Isang napakatalinong diskusyon sa AIDS ang narinig ng lahat.

Sina JV at Marina, magkaibang-magkaiba ang estilo ng pagganap, pero parehong epektibo. Si JV, kalmado pero mainit at puno ng “passion”. Si Marina, maihahambing mo siya sa beteranang aktres na si Vilma Santos dahil magalaw ang estilo niya at “over-powering”.

Ang pagkakasulat ni Bryan Galvez (ang playwright) sa dulang ito ay tila napaka-personal. Tila baga hindi pa siya nakaka-rekober sa isang personal na trahedya ng buhay niya at naroroon pa rin ang GALIT sa kalooban niya. Sa pagsisimula kasi ng dula, naikuwento ni Bryan sa harap ng audience na nagkaroon siya ng isang malapit na kaibigan na namatay na sa sakit na AIDS. Naging very painful ito sa kanya, pero niliwanag ni Bryan na siya ay AIDS-NEGATIVE. (Hay, salamat naman—ssssip*)-,  and no wonder, dahil sa masakit na pagkawala ng kaibigan ni Bryan sa totoong buhay, all throughout the play ay galit na galit ang lahat ng characters,- pero nai-“express” naman nila ang bawat sarili nila sa mundo. Kaya naman, PANALO pa rin sila…. AT, SILA ANG MGA “MARKA”.

Sa buhay ng tao, may mga bagay na nananatili. May mga bagay na nagbabadyang magbalik. Pero tatakasan mo pa rin ba ang KATOTOHANAN?

Ang partisipasyon ng comebacking PSF actor na si Jayson Bulanghagui sa dulang ito ang pinakamasarap at pinakamagandang sangkap ng dula. Dahil siya ‘yung rock star na hindi pa rin mahanap ang lunas para sa sakit niya. Basta ang alam lamang niya, biktima lamang siya ng isang mapait na “pang-aabuso” sa kanya nuong siya ay bata pa.

‘Yung eksenang kumakanta si Jayson habang hawak-hawak niya ang mikropono at nakaluhod naman sa harapan niya ang isang babaeng sumusubo sa kanyang ‘ari”, isa itong napakatalinong paglalahad na maski anupaman ang estado mo sa buhay- ikaw ay BIKTIMA pa rin ng mga sirkumstansya.

Napakagaling ni Jayson sa dulang ito. Isang pagganap na hindi namin malilimutan….

HABAMBUHAY.

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

jayson bulanghagui
jayson bulanghagui
jayson
jayson
Jv Cruz
Jv Cruz
Marina Esperrida
Marina Esperrida
BRYAN GALVEZ (writer of the play "marka")
BRYAN GALVEZ (writer of the play “marka”)
VINCE TANADA, director of the play "Marka"
VINCE TANADA, director of the play “Marka”

“gigi-erah”: a bondage of friendship that lasted forevermore (a theater review for one of the competing plays this year at psf annual theater festival)…

People will always be people. They leave, they stay, they come back. Sometimes, they remember and for the few, they won’t forget at all. A single act of friendship could cost them their lives and live a dream of FOREVERMORE.

IT IS BECAUSE FOR THE FEW WHO DIDN’T REALLY FORGET, LIFE WON’T BE THE KIND OF LIFE THEY DREAMED WITHOUT THE PRESENCE OF ONE SINGLE PERSON WHO VALUED THEM MOST OF ALL.

And here’s one case of a boy turned into a girl. Her name is Gigi, a Balikbayan who spent her years abroad to change her gender and try to become the most beautiful woman in the world- for the eyes of the only man she LOVED.

And that man was her very own best friend when they were still little kids, or rather, “boys”. The man she loved turned out be straight all-along, and when they were still kids, this man gave her a ring as a bondage of their friendship.

And after that, the rest was HISTORY. We won’t reveal anything more. Because the one-act play- “Gigi-erah”, written by De’Rotsen Etolle and one of the competing plays this year for PSF’s Annual Theater Festival, sounded like a play that’s written in Eternity and you would not want to know it’s real ending.

Fabulously written and superbly directed by no less than Vince Tanada, this play was almost as real as the cast who portrayed the three sole characters of the play. Oj Bacor as Gigi, the transexual girl with a mysterious past, Poul Garcia as the man that Gigi loved and Bryan Galvez as the man’s “best friend”.

It was almost them you’re looking at, the characters they portrayed evolved lives within their very souls and beings. You could almost feel them, hug them, lick them- right then and there at the PSF Studio in Balic-Balic, Sampaloc wherein the play was held. The characterizations they gave did able to fit-in into the hole of a needle perfectly.

There’s so much class and poise with the way Oj Bacor attacked her character. She’s so beautiful inside and out. And that highlight scene when she revealed her true identity to the man she loved- was, indeed, the most climactic scene a blogger had ever seen in all the stage plays he had watched.

Oj applied the technique of the famous acting teacher-Eric Morris, in most of her scenes- “No Acting, Please”. And that’s why it was really her you were seeing- especially that pretty delicious torrid kissing scene between her and Poul Garcia that looked like it was Anne Curtis and Alden Richards that were kissing each other.

“You breathed a life into your character, Poul”, exclaimed one of the judges for this year’s theater fest- in person of Mr. Peter Serrano to Poul Garcia, the actor. “You are such a rare actor, Poul. I congratulate you.”

And we did agree when Mr. Serrano said that to Poul. His delivery, his manner of speaking and his consistency all throughout the play was an acting method no one could ever copy. 

Meanwhile, the ‘third actor” in person of Bryan Galvez, blended-in so well with the great acting skills of Oj and Poul. He didn’t try to steal scenes away from them, but preferred to be low-key yet efficient.

And on stage, he is as handsome as Poul.

 

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Can love ever be measured? In minutes, in degrees or in inches?

Not much, we say.

Love is an eternal feeling that everybody experiences once or twice in his/her lifetime.

But for the case of one Gigi-Erah, she did make an effort of making LOVE win. But failed.

Because people could easily remember,

 

as much as they can easily FORGET.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

(ps.: vid above of Michael Pangilinan’s Abs-Cbn Music’s “Pare, Mahal daw Ako?’, not related to the play “Gigi-Erah”. This blogger simply attached the vid for “artistic purposes”. Thank you.— sssip*).

OJ
OJ
POUL
POUL
BRYAN
BRYAN

patrick adrian libao delivers a once-in-a-lifetime performance in “hari ang ari”, a revisited play for psf’s annual theater fest

patrick: bares his soul
patrick: bares his soul

Patrick Adrian Libao is LARGER THAN LIFE. His image as a theater actor is something everybody must reckon with. Because he never compromised commercialism with his acting craft. A genuine, solid and amazing son of the arts. His independence as an artist, marked with great professionalism and loyalty to the Philippine Stagers Foundation only solidified the ‘beauty and awe’ of the performing arts.
Yesterday late afternoon (April 23, 2016) at the PSF studio for the immersion plays of their annual theater festival, Patrick tantalized the audience, as he performed the male lead character (as Ruvan) in the one-act play “Hari Ng Ari”- baring his whole soul and body. Captivating every inch of his artistic but heavenly moves of portraying a dark character, yet, his portrayal offered fragility, sensuality and sympathy… Evil, yet lovable. How could one actor mix the cup of bitterness and smooth blend? But Patrick did.
Vince Tanada‘s direction and perfection in executing the scenes, aided with proper stage lighting and the minimalism of the stage design- only resulted in a unison of artistic wonder and great performances,- because again, Patrick’s two support in the cast- Vean Olmedo and Gerald Magallanes, managed to steal scenes and collided head-on with Patrick’s magnificence in acting.
The writer of this play (and he knows who he is), created a fine but short masterpiece. And the old Japanese texture of absurdity and violence was again seen in a deeper but marvelous manner.
Cast out the devilish tone of the play and struggle harder to breathe-in as you look upon the very graphic sex scenes and frontal nudity- the grayer your life could have been, the brownish the cupcake that swallowed your whole soul must begin.
Got the meaning?
Kudos to all the people behind this one-act play. It’s truly wonderful.

WRITTEN BY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO

pat3 pat5 pat4 patrick jap jap2

patrick with blogger robert manuguid silverio
patrick with blogger robert manuguid silverio

nakaka-touch ang ginawang suporta nina coco martin at lovi poe kay presidential bet grace poe!

lovi poe
lovi poe
lovi
lovi

“Ang aking kapatid- Lovie Poe!!!”, ito ang tumataginting na wika ni Presidential bet Grace Poe sa aktres at kapatid niyang si Lovie Poe sa isang malaking political rally kamakailan lang.

Nakakaiyak ang eksenang iyon nu’ng mapanood namin sa telebisyon. Kung ang isang kapatid ni Grace Poe ay tahasang binabagsak pa siya, buti pa itong si Lovie, handang-handang sumuporta at makipaglaban para sa kanya.

Isa itong magandang ehemplo para sa lahat ng mga ARTISTS sa industriya ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Tayo-tayo ang dapat na magmahalan at mag-suportahan. Dahil sa totoo lang, tayong lahat ay MAGKAKASAMA at hindi magkaka-away!!!

Nakapagtataka lamang kung bakit ang ibang Filipino artists ay sa iba pa nagbibigay ng suporta, hindi doon sa taong may koneksyon sa pagiging artists nila at nakatulong ng malaki sa industriya ng Pelikulang Pilipino- ANG ANAK NINA FERNANDO POE, JR. AT SUSAN ROCES!!!

Ano ba ang mahihita nila sa isang mukhang sangganong kandidato, aber? At natulungan na ba sila nito???? Ngayon, bakit ito pa ang kanilang tinutulungan at sinusuportahan???? Nakapagtataka.

Anyway, baka ma-convince pa rin kami someday na iyon ang botohin namin. Hindi pa rin natin masasabi ang ihip ng hangin at takbo ng panahon. Everything changes in a minute!

Anyway, bukod kay Lovie Poe, hanga rin kami kay Coco Martin na kasama ni Ms. Susan Roces sa teleseryeng “Ang Probinsyano”, sa page-endorso kay Grace Poe at nangampanya pa ito minsan sa isang malawakang rally para kay Poe. Nakaka-touch.

MAGSAMA-SAMA PO TAYONG MGA TAGA-SHOWBIZ PARA SA ANAK NG ISANG HARI.

GRACE POE FOR PRESIDENT!

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

coco martin
coco martin
grace poe
grace poe