4 University-Based Theater Productions Online this December 2021


Four diverse online productions will be streaming for free this December.

1. Ang Bata sa Drum by Teatro Tomasino

Teatro Tomasino is streaming Dominique La Victoria’s Ang Bata sa Drum starting December 4, 7:10pm on their official Facebook page.


Kilalanin si Krisel, na gaganapin ni Caryl Sofia De Los Santos, ang ate na mapamaraan, maalaga, maalalahanin, may pangarap, at laging may bagong kuwento ngunit may tinatago ring sikreto, at si Roro, na gaganapin ni Laurenzo Roda, ang bunsong palabiro, mautak, at palaban pero may kahinaan din.

Inihahandog ng Teatro Tomasino sa ika-apatnapu’t apat na taon nito ang isang madamdaming kuwento tungkol sa paghilom, sakripisyo, at pagmamahal ng magkapatid.

You can watch the official teaser below.

2. Kahduwa by Tanghalang Batingaw

Lyceum of the Philippines University’s Tanghalang Batingaw will be streaming Kahduwa this December, a production that will feature 3 different stories that show different tales that go beyond the universe.

Each story is based on three tarot cards– The Magician – a master manifestor who is the representation of new beginnings and opportunities; The Moon – represents fears and illusions and often comes out when projecting fear into the present and future, based on past experiences; Death – shows a time of significant transformation, change, and transition.

The 3 stories– Hope-ya, written by Kurtney Luv Quilao, Bukas Pala, written by Jennylyn Francisco, and Asa du aru a Vituhen (One of the Stars), written by Shaidomar Laco, will drop on the organization’s official Facebook page on December 6, 8, and 10 at 7pm respectively. Each show will run from 15-20 minutes.

3. Frontliner by UP Repertory Company 

Ngayong gumaling na mula sa COVID-19, makakasama ng mga manonood si Paciano Mulingbayan. Magkakaroon ng kumustahan at kuwentuhan tungkol sa mga pampersonal at panpilupunang sitwasyon, partikular sa gitna ng pandemya. Ilalahad ni Paciano ang kanyang mga naging karanasan sa loob ng hospital kung saan ikalawang beses niya na nanatili roon. Una, noong panahon ng Batas Militar at ikalawa, ngayon na sanhi ng COVID-19. Tunghayan ang kaniyang hindi maiwasang pagkumpara sa kaniyang karanasan noong dekada ‘70, sa ngayong nagkasakit siya. 

Hindi man nakikita ang kalaban ngayon, gaya parin ito ng pasistang militar. Hindi mo namamalayan, kasabay mo na pala at katabi, kahit saan ka pumunta. 

Written by Edward Perez and directed by Pat Maliwat, featuring Soc Jose and Jaime Monserrat, the show will be streamed on December 18, 6pm on The UP Repertory Company’s Facebook page.

4. Bright and Beautiful Triggers by Banaue Miclat-Janssen made possible by the UP System Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant

For the past 17 months, theater artist and UP Diliman professor Banaue Miclat-Janssen has been working on this online project to help student performers identify possible triggers for mental challenges and heal these triggers by creating a performance.

You can learn more about Banaue’s journey with the show here.

The show will be available to stream until December 31, 2021. You can watch the show on YouTube or through the UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts’ Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

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