Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas and UP Playwrights’ Theater of the UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA) will be streaming Rody Vera’s Nana Rosa as part of their 𝐊𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐚, 𝐊𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐚, 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐲 series.
The play was directed by José Estrella and will be streamed on the DSCTA website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
Nana Rosa is an original play by Rody Vera and is a biographical work about the life of Maria Rosa Luna Henson, the first Filipino to publicly come out as a Comfort Woman in 1992. The play covers her childhood in Pampanga, from being the illegitimate child of a sugar magnate; her experiences during the early years of the Second World War, to her capture and eventually becoming a comfort woman; and the series of events that leads to her decision to come out with her story fifty years later.
The play was staged by UP in 2019 and 2020 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater
According to the DSCTA, 𝐊𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐚, 𝐊𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐚, 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐲 aims to highlight the importance of Filipinos coming together in trying times and in momentous occasions. The project serves to remind us that whenever Filipinos dream and move for our country and our countrymen, social issues such as oppression, injustice, and lack of freedom are resolved. The productions in the series hope to awaken and inspire its audience on our ultimate responsibilities as Filipinos – to sacrifice for and to love our country.
Here is the schedule of the different productions:
𝙉𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙖 (original run) Featuring Upeng Fernandez 20 May 2022 3 PM 𝙉𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙖 (restaging) Featuring Peewee O’Hara 20 May 2022 7 PM 𝙉𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙖 (restaging) Featuring Bibeth Orteza 27 May 2022 7 PM 𝙉𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙖 Talkback 27 May 2022 9:30 PM