Monday, March 28, 2016

FEARLESS FORECAST: Gawad Buhay Awards 2015!

This year, I am publishing my own winners from the list of nominations for Gawad Buhay Awards 2015. Note that winners were personally chosen based on various artistic and technical aspects. Winners were italicized and underlined.



COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINATIONS IN VARIOUS CATEGORIES: [Note: Lone nominees are automatic winners.]

Outstanding Original Script
 Kanakan Balintagos, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Original Libretto
 Nicanor Tiongson, “Mabining Mandirigma (TP)

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
 Elmer Gatchalian, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Rody Vera, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Luna Griño-Inocian, “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)

Outstanding Musical Direction
 Joseph Tolentino, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Rodel Colmenar, “Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical” (Full House)
 Joed Balsamo, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
 Joed Balsamo, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production
 Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Alden Lugnasin, “Cucurucucu Paloma” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, “Requiem to a Cygnet” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Enrico Labayen, “Two Barres, a Man and the Plague (A Sad Truth)” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Edna Vida-Froilan, “Peter Pan” (BP)

Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical
 Arnold Trinidad and PJ Rebullida, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Denisa Reyes, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Dexter Santos, “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)

Outstanding Costume Design
 James Reyes, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Mio Infante, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Loy Arcenas, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 James Reyes, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Lighting Design
 Barbara Tan-Tiongco, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 John Batalla, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Meliton Roxas, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Katsch Catoy, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Dennis Marasigan, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Sound Design
 Joed Balsamo, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Chuck Ledesma, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Jethro Joaquin, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 TJ Ramos, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Jethro Joaquin, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)

Outstanding Set Design
 Loy Arcenas, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Ed Lacson Jr., “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Coco Anne and Baby Imperial, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Toym Imao, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Salvador Bernal, “Peter Pan” (BP)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Play
 Ana Abad Santos, “Time Stands Still” (RTT)
 Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Cherie Gil, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Irma Adlawan, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Play
 Arnold Reyes, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Raffy Tejada, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Bart Guingona, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Jef Flores, “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)
 Nicco Manalo, “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in a Play
 LJ Reyes, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Angeli Bayani, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Roselyn Perez, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Roselyn Perez, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Malou Crisologo, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in a Play
 Jake Macapagal, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Teroy Guzman, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Topper Fabregas, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 TJ Trinidad, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Joel Trinidad, “The Horse and His Boy” (AAI/TNT)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Musical
 Kim Molina, “Manhid” (BP)
 Delphine Buencamino, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Myramae Meneses, “Kanser@35” (Gantimpala Theater)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Musical
 Audie Gemora, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Michael De Mesa, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Noel Comia Jr., “Prinsipe Munti” (TP)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in a Musical
 KL Dizon, “Manhid” (BP)
 Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
 Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
 Antoinette Taus, “Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical” (Full House)
 Cris Villonco, “Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical” (Full House)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in a Musical
 Fred Lo, “Manhid” (BP)
 Noel Rayos, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Antonio Ferrer, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Renz Verano, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
 Lorenz Martinez, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in Modern Dance
 Dawna Mangahas, “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Christine Rocas, “After the Rain” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Lobreza Pimentel, “Dancing in One Voice” (PBT)
 Rita Winder, “Bolero” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Rita Winder, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in Modern Dance
 Gerardo Francisco, “Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Jean Marc Cordero, “Bolero” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Victor Maguad, “Cucurucucu Paloma” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, “Cucurucucu Paloma” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 PJ Rebullida, “Two Barres, a Man and the Plague (A Sad Truth)” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in Modern Dance
 Abigail Oliveiro, “Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Maria” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Joan Emery Sia, “Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Maria” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Monica Gana, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in Modern Dance
 Michael Divinagracia, “Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Jean Marc Cordero, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)
 Earl John Arisola, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in Classical Dance
 Christine Rocas, “Romeo and Juliet” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Lobreza Pimentel, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Katherine Barkman, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 Lobreza Pimentel, “The Nutcracker” (PBT)
 Regina Magbitang, “The Nutcracker” (PBT)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in Classical Dance
 Joseph Phillips, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Victor Maguad, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Cyril Fallar, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Peter San Juan, “The Nutcracker” (PBT)
 Rudy De Dios, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in Classical Dance
 Regina Magbitang, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Pia Dames, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 Dawna Mangahas, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 Pia Dames, “Pinocchio” (BM)
 Janine Myrtle Arisola, “Peter Pan” (BP)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in Classical Dance
 Ian Ocampo, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Victor Maguad, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Michael Divinagracia, “Pinocchio” (BM)
 Gerardo Francisco, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)

Outstanding Modern Dance Production
 “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)

Outstanding Classical Dance Production
 “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 “Peter Pan” (BP)
 “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 “The Nutcracker” (PBT)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play
 Loy Arcenas, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Jenny Jamora, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Bart Guingona, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Kanakan Balintagos, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)
 Topper Fabregas, “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Musical
 Robbie Guevara, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Chris Millado, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
 “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 “33 Variations” (RTT)
 “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
 “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Modern Dance
 “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 “Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 “Saranggola ni Pepe” /from “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Classical Dance
 “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 “Peter Pan” (BP)
 “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
 “Time Stands Still” (RTT)
 “4000 Miles” (Rep)
 “33 Variations” (RTT)
 “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Musical
 “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)

Outstanding Play—Original or Translation/Adaptation
 “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)
 “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)

Outstanding Musical—Original or Translation/Adaptation
 “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Production for Children
 “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)
 “Snow White” (Rep)
 “Peter Pan” (BP)
 “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 “The Nutcracker” (PBT)

The 2015 Philstage Gawad Buhay! will be on April 28 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. This is directed by Jenny Jamora. Tickets available via TicketWorld and at the venue (prices: P500, P400, P250). Visit Philstage on Facebook for more information.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gawad Buhay Awards set on April 28!

Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Mabining Mandirigma,” a reappraisal in musical form of the heroism and legacy of Apolinario Mabini that featured the radical casting of a female actor in the role of the revolutionary patriot, took the lead in the 2015 nominations for the Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with 13 nods in the performance and technical categories.

Tanghalang Pilipino's Mabining Mandirigma


Following “Mabining Mandirigma” is the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “Arbol de Fuego,” which transposed Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” to the haciendas of Negros in the martial law era, with 12 nominations.

PETA's Arbol de Fuego


Receiving 10 nominations each are 9 Works Theatrical’s production of the Broadway musical “La Cage aux Folles,” the Philippine premiere of Larry Kramer’s AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” staged by Actor’s Actors Inc. and The Necessary Theatre, and Ballet Philippines’ Christmas presentation “Peter Pan.”

9 Works Theatrical Production's La Cage aux Folles


Now on its eighth year, Gawad Buhay! is the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts juried by an independent panel of critics, scholars, artists and theater enthusiasts. Outstanding individual and group achievements in various artistic and technical aspects of play, musical and dance productions and performances are honored based on quarterly citations deliberated by members of the jury who are required to watch all productions of Philstage member-companies for the entire year.

The Necessary Theatre's The Normal Heart


From the four quarterly citations, the jury selects the final nominees qualified to win the awards by the end of the performance season.

Philstage is the only alliance of professional performing arts organizations in the Philippines. Its members include Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, Gantimpala Theater Foundation, Peta, Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, Trumpets, Actor’s Actors Inc., 9 Works Theatrical, Philippine Opera Company, Resorts World Manila’s Full House Theater Company, Red Turnip Theater and Philippine Ballet Theater.

COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINATIONS IN VARIOUS CATEGORIES: [Note: Lone nominees are automatic winners.]

Outstanding Original Script
 Kanakan Balintagos, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Original Libretto
 Nicanor Tiongson, “Mabining Mandirigma (TP)

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
 Elmer Gatchalian, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Rody Vera, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Luna Griño-Inocian, “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)

Outstanding Musical Direction
 Joseph Tolentino, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Rodel Colmenar, “Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical” (Full House)
 Joed Balsamo, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
 Joed Balsamo, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production
 Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Alden Lugnasin, “Cucurucucu Paloma” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, “Requiem to a Cygnet” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Enrico Labayen, “Two Barres, a Man and the Plague (A Sad Truth)” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Edna Vida-Froilan, “Peter Pan” (BP)

Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical
 Arnold Trinidad and PJ Rebullida, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Denisa Reyes, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Dexter Santos, “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)

Outstanding Costume Design
 James Reyes, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Mio Infante, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Loy Arcenas, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 James Reyes, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Lighting Design
 Barbara Tan-Tiongco, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 John Batalla, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Meliton Roxas, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Katsch Catoy, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Dennis Marasigan, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Sound Design
 Joed Balsamo, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Chuck Ledesma, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Jethro Joaquin, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 TJ Ramos, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Jethro Joaquin, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)

Outstanding Set Design
 Loy Arcenas, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Ed Lacson Jr., “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Coco Anne and Baby Imperial, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Toym Imao, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Salvador Bernal, “Peter Pan” (BP)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Play
 Ana Abad Santos, “Time Stands Still” (RTT)
 Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Cherie Gil, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Irma Adlawan, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Play
 Arnold Reyes, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Raffy Tejada, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Bart Guingona, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Jef Flores, “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)
 Nicco Manalo, “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in a Play
 LJ Reyes, “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 Angeli Bayani, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Roselyn Perez, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Roselyn Perez, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Malou Crisologo, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in a Play
 Jake Macapagal, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Teroy Guzman, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Topper Fabregas, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 TJ Trinidad, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Joel Trinidad, “The Horse and His Boy” (AAI/TNT)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Musical
 Kim Molina, “Manhid” (BP)
 Delphine Buencamino, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Myramae Meneses, “Kanser@35” (Gantimpala Theater)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Musical
 Audie Gemora, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Michael De Mesa, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Noel Comia Jr., “Prinsipe Munti” (TP)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in a Musical
 KL Dizon, “Manhid” (BP)
 Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
 Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
 Antoinette Taus, “Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical” (Full House)
 Cris Villonco, “Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical” (Full House)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in a Musical
 Fred Lo, “Manhid” (BP)
 Noel Rayos, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Antonio Ferrer, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)
 Renz Verano, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
 Lorenz Martinez, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in Modern Dance
 Dawna Mangahas, “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Christine Rocas, “After the Rain” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Lobreza Pimentel, “Dancing in One Voice” (PBT)
 Rita Winder, “Bolero” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Rita Winder, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in Modern Dance
 Gerardo Francisco, “Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Jean Marc Cordero, “Bolero” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Victor Maguad, “Cucurucucu Paloma” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, “Cucurucucu Paloma” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)
 PJ Rebullida, “Two Barres, a Man and the Plague (A Sad Truth)” /from “Body Positive+” (BP)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in Modern Dance
 Abigail Oliveiro, “Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Maria” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Joan Emery Sia, “Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Maria” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Monica Gana, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in Modern Dance
 Michael Divinagracia, “Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 Jean Marc Cordero, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)
 Earl John Arisola, “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in Classical Dance
 Christine Rocas, “Romeo and Juliet” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 Lobreza Pimentel, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Katherine Barkman, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 Lobreza Pimentel, “The Nutcracker” (PBT)
 Regina Magbitang, “The Nutcracker” (PBT)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in Classical Dance
 Joseph Phillips, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Victor Maguad, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Cyril Fallar, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Peter San Juan, “The Nutcracker” (PBT)
 Rudy De Dios, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)

Outstanding Female Featured Performance in Classical Dance
 Regina Magbitang, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Pia Dames, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 Dawna Mangahas, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 Pia Dames, “Pinocchio” (BM)
 Janine Myrtle Arisola, “Peter Pan” (BP)

Outstanding Male Featured Performance in Classical Dance
 Ian Ocampo, “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 Victor Maguad, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, “Peter Pan” (BP)
 Michael Divinagracia, “Pinocchio” (BM)
 Gerardo Francisco, “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)

Outstanding Modern Dance Production
 “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)

Outstanding Classical Dance Production
 “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 “Peter Pan” (BP)
 “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)
 “The Nutcracker” (PBT)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play
 Loy Arcenas, “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 Jenny Jamora, “33 Variations” (RTT)
 Bart Guingona, “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 Kanakan Balintagos, “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)
 Topper Fabregas, “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Musical
 Robbie Guevara, “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 Chris Millado, “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
 “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 “33 Variations” (RTT)
 “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
 “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)
 “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Modern Dance
 “Bloom” /from “BM 2.0” (BM)
 “Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin” /from “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 “Saranggola ni Pepe” /from “Sarong Banggi” (BP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Classical Dance
 “Don Quixote” (PBT)
 “Peter Pan” (BP)
 “Romeo and Juliet” (BM)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
 “Time Stands Still” (RTT)
 “4000 Miles” (Rep)
 “33 Variations” (RTT)
 “The Normal Heart” (AAI/TNT)
 “This Is Our Youth” (RTT)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Musical
 “La Cage aux Folles” (9WT)

Outstanding Play—Original or Translation/Adaptation
 “Juego de Peligro” (TP)
 “Arbol de Fuego” (Peta)
 “Mga Buhay na Apoy” (TP)
 “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)

Outstanding Musical—Original or Translation/Adaptation
 “Mabining Mandirigma” (TP)

Outstanding Production for Children
 “The Horse and His Boy” (Trumpets)
 “Snow White” (Rep)
 “Peter Pan” (BP)
 “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” (BM)
 “The Nutcracker” (PBT)

The 2015 Philstage Gawad Buhay! will be on April 28 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Thsi event is directed by Jenny Jamora. Tickets available via TicketWorld and at the venue (prices: P500, P400, P250). Visit Philstage on Facebook for more information.




DISCLAIMER: All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The pictures or videos posted here doesn't necessarily mean that it's the owner's property. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

EGG Theater Company's The Pillowman

After the brief festival run of its productions, Maniacal (Fringe Manila 2015) and Schism (Fringe Manila 2016), Egg Theater Company presents its first full-run production with a Filipino Translation of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman.



Winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Best Play and Tony-Nominated in 2005 for Best Play, The Pillowman is about a writer in an unidentified totalitarian state being interrogated about his gruesome and macabre short stories that has inspired a series of child murders. The Pillowman is a dark comedy that boldly exhibits the riveting power of narrative and how storytelling and invention of fantastical tales is a basic human instinct. With the coming elections and the incessant specter of dictatorships and martial law, this production resonates with its exploration of the fine line between the freedom of an individual to tell a story and its impact on the security of society.



Palanca awardee and Egg Theater Company co-founder, George de Jesus III in translating and directing The Pillowman, remarks, “In examining the dark side of imagination and creativity, the play probes into how stories are created, the motivation that drives a writer to tell a story and the responsibility of a writer on the impact of what he has written. Put that against a totalitarian-state setting and we get a play that are by turns disturbingly funny and emotionally shocking. Given that the play is set in an unnamed totalitarian state, translating it into Filipino affords us not only in making it somehow familiar but it also further fuels the idea of it possibly becoming real.”





Egg Theater Company co-founder and producer adds, “But beyond being political, The Pillowman will make us take stock on the power of words and how it can affect other people. There’s a line by Katurian that says, "It's not about being or not being dead, it's about what you leave behind." I think it’s something that will resonate to anyone in the creative field and it’s what we want to accomplish with Egg Theater Company, to create Filipino productions that will linger in the minds of our audience.”

Co-presented by Pineapple Lab, The Pillowman features Gabs Santos as Katurian, Paolo O’Hara and Paul Jake Paule as Michal, Renante Bustamante as Tupolski and Acey Aguilar as Ariel. The production will also feature original music and animated graphics by Joee Mejias. 

The play will run from April 8-10 and 22-24, 2016, 8:00 PM at Pineapple Lab, 6071 R. Palma Street, Poblacion, Makati City. For tickets and inquiries, visit Egg Theater Company’s FB Page or contact 0917-844-0520.



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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mega what? No! It's MEGAWATT!

Megawatt!

Just recently opened, Megawatt – Pizza. Chicken. Burrito is ready to serve the Quezon City-San Juan crowd an electrifying collaboration of Tex-Mex Cuisine, with a sure-fire recipe crafted to perfection by a group of friends and foodies who loves to eat, as much as cooking it. 

Solar panel-ish tables.


I love the branding!

Details, details, details...

The idea of having an energy & power plant themed restaurant came to mind after a recent visit to one of the power plant stations in the country where cement-finished flooring, solar panels and bright yellow power generators caught the eyes of everyone and sparked the idea of having a restaurant theme patterned from it. Taking the concept to a whole new level, the owners emphasizes on it being an Eco-friendly dining place wherein everything from the cups to utensils are made from recyclable materials; the restaurant is powered partially by clean energy provided by the solar panels, diners can see how the panels can create a renewable source of energy through sunlight alone!

Power from lights come from this solar panel. Good job!


Rare items for sale. For collectors out there, you will love this corner.


One of the owners who happen to own 21st Element, one of the leading brands in the car-wash/car-care segment certainly paved the way for the decision to open Megawatt’s first branch within LG2 Carwash Station’s compound. Apart from being a good friend and client of the owner, LG2 Carwash Station and 21st Element’s collaboration proved to be a strategic partnership where both parties saw the potential of the concept, which can boost each others foot traffic. People who want to have their cars washed, would definitely have to wait, and what better  place should they be spending time while watching their cars washed? Well, you can wait at the lounge, or you can go enjoy a burrito!

Recylced bins as chairs. Very innovative!


Chill.


Located at 41-A N. Domingo corner Valencia St. in the heart of horse-shoe village in Quezon City, bordering Robinson Magnolia and in front of LG2 Carwash Station comes an electrifying eat-while-you-wash dining concept. Apart from having a uniquely themed restaurant, diners can feast their eyes with the wide array of limited edition toys, and memorabilia that will be showcased inside the dining area, where some of which can be bought by diners. 

Megawatt crew at your service!


To the car enthusiasts, and the yuppies who loves to take care of their cars as much as eating great food, be ready to be served by one of the friendly power plant maintenance and engineering team in full jump-suit mechanic outfit that will fix you an electrifying Tex-Mex meal from the menu composed of a wide selection of pizza, Megawatt signature fried chicken recipe and a burrito recipe rivaling one of the best in town.

Nacho-rizo.

Chick6 and Chips.



Left: Seafood Garlic Pizza (Scallop, Squid, Shrimp, & Fish in special sauce) , Right: Cheese Cheese Cheese (Feta, Sharp, Cheddar, Gruyere, Parmigiano, Mozarella

A.M.P. (Angus Megawatt Patty Burger, Hash Brown topped with Sunny Side Up Egg.)

Crunchy Mushroom Melt.



Roast Beef Burrito.

Vegan Pesto Burrito



My personal favorite: 29 karat Surf and Turf Burrito. Meltique Steak with edible gold cream.

Perfectly accompanied with Megawatt's homebrew cranberry iced tea.


Megawatt foodies. :)

If your craving for Tex-Mex cuisine, Megawatt is definitely the place to be. You'll surely be left speechless in every bite. 


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Friday, March 11, 2016

KALANTIAW - Tanghalang Ateneo's 37th Season Ender

Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola Schools will end its 37th Season: “Staging Revolution/s” this March with Rene O. Villanueva’s “KALANTIAW”. Based on real-life events, this play, originally entitled “Ang Kagila-gilalas na Kasinungalingan Tungkol sa Isang Kayumangging Bayan”, is written by the country's leading playwright in Filipino, Rene O. Villanueva. This Palanca First Prize-winning play is about the life of historian Jose E. Marco and the hoax he created - the controversial Code of Kalantiaw. The play, first performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and then at the Theatre Le Rond Point in Paris by Tanghalang Pilipino, forces us to take a closer and more critical look at our sense of nationalism.

The play focuses on the themes of nationalism and the creation of history. It follows an unnamed young historian as he dives deep into the annals of Philippine history in search for the truth about life in pre-colonial Philippines. His research leads him to Jose E. Marco, a historian who allegedly uncovered an important piece of anthropological text depicting the rules and systems implemented during those times. The young researcher delves into the lives of those who were involved in the process of making the Code of Kalantiaw, which is considered as an important part of the canon of Philippine historical texts. Many of Marco’s alleged texts are hinted at throughout the play as baseless fabrications that hold no value in the academic community. In the end, while the young historian is successful in disproving the claims of Marco, he also realizes that his search was in vain as it only led him to lies and deceit.

An ensemble of eight cast members will portray eighteen characters, each playing multiple roles:



John Sanchez portrays Jose E. Marco/Matandang Lalaki, the creator of the hoax of the Code of Kalantiaw who comes back from the dead to explain his reasons for fabricating the said code. John Sanchez also portrays Kalantiaw, a datu from the Visayas region who was believed to have created the brutal precolonial code.

Brian Ramos portrays Batang Historyador, a young academic who researched on the precolonial history of the Philippines, eventually being led to the discovery that the Code of Kalantiaw was merely a hoax created by Jose Marco. Brian Ramos also portrays Luther Parker and Merton Miller.



Yvonne Ricaro portrays Asawa, Jose Marco’s wife. She also plays the role of Katutubong Babae 1-8.

Johnel Inojosa portrays the role of Matandang Historayador who is the mentor of Batang Historyador.

Avie Alcantara portrays Dr. James A Robertson, the director of the national library and museum in the Philippines. He also plays the role of Estudyanteng Filipino

Jego Mallillin portrays the roles of Jose Rizal and Giya.

Chloe Fabul portrays the roles of Babae and Babaeng Guro.

Jerome Flor portrays the roles of Kusinero and Ama ni Marco. 

The artistic team of “KALANTIAW” is comprised of Glenn Sevilla Mas (Artistic Director and Company Moderator, Tanghalang Ateneo), Joseph Dela Cruz (OIC Company Moderator), Charles Yee (Director), Ed Lacson Jr. (Set Designer), Carlo Pagunaling (Costumes Designer), Meliton Roxas Jr. (Lights Designer), Jeff Hernandez (Sounds Designer), Gio Gahol (Choreographer) and Nic Perez (Graphic Designer).

The play dates of  “KALANTIAW” are: March 30-31, April 1-2, 5-9, 12-16 at 7 p.m. while Saturday matinee shows start at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Rizal Mini Theater of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Tanghalang Ateneo’s “KALANTIAW” would like to thank its media partners: Curtain Call Manila, Sindikato Productions, WazzupPilipinas.com, Theater Fans Manila, ClickTheCity, Choose Philippines, SkedSearch, and 2nd Opinion.



For further details of the show, please contact Madel Juliano at 0917-631-4387 or email: ta.mpc78@gmail.com. Photo credits: art direction by Ed Lacson Jr.; styling by Carlo Pagunaling; photography by Christine Chung and Adrian Begonia

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See you at the theater!



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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Places by Alfred Marasigan

The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents its first venue grant exhibit for the year, Places by Alfred Marasigan. The exhibition will be on view from 10 March to 10 April at the CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) and 4th floor Atrium (Manila side).


Places is Alfred Marasigan’s attempt at sharing personal moments of introspection. For the artist, external spaces, particularly ‘non-places’, have a profound effect on contemplative individuals like him. Because of these spaces’ lack of character/distinction/significance, the subjective mind is able to transform them into places through art. It is Marasigan’s hope that his works will encourage people to reimagine the spaces they inhabit into places they can eventually value.

Those passing through Roxas Boulevard for the duration of the exhibition will also be able to view the artist’s outdoor installation entitled Flight, which will be suspended from the roof of the CCP’s façade.

Everyone is invited to the exhibit’s opening reception on 10 March, Thursday, 5pm, at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery), 4th floor CCP Main Theater Building. Alfred Marasigan will also be presenting a special artist’s talk on 17 March, 5pm, at the CCP’s front lawn. 

Gallery viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. For more information, please contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 8321125 local 1504/1505 or (632) 832- 3702, mobile (63920) 4700690, or e-mail ccp.exhibits@gmail.com.



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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Mcdonald's Happy Meal Innovation: Corn Cup Option and Kung Panda 3 collectibles.

McDonald’s has a new treat for Happy Meal fans and it’s more than a new set of awesome Happy Meal toys. It’s a timeless favorite among Filipinos and a fun snack for kids and adults alike – corn! 



Starting March 9, corn-loving customers may choose between McDonald’s Fries and a yummy corn cup to complete their Happy Meal.

The new corn option goes perfectly with McDonald’s newest Happy Meal toy offering, Kung Fu Panda 3! Corn is a great source of energy to be able to train like Po, focus like Master Shifu, and conquer obstacles like the Furious Five.

Find these famous Kung Fu Panda characters in McDonald’s Happy Meal starting March 9.  There are eight Kung Fu Panda 3 Happy Meal toys to collect! If connected side-by-side, the characters will do their signature move simultaneously with a push of a button.




With the new corn option and Kung Fu Panda Happy Meal toys, McDonald’s continues to offer more fun food choices and cute toys both for kids and kids-at-heart. 

Both offers are available at all McDonald’s restaurants nationwide through the front counter, Drive-Thru, or McDelivery by dialing 86-2-36, visiting www.mcdelivery.com.ph, or by ordering through the McDo PH App, available for free in both Android and iOS.

Gather your family and friends and head to your nearest McDonald’s to discover the kind of happiness only a Happy Meal can bring. Share your bonding moments with McDonald’s via the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/mcdo.ph, or by tagging @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. #McDoHappyMeal




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