Tanghalang Pilipino is set to stage Batang Mujahideen from February to March at the CCP Little Theater.
Penned by Malou Jacob and directed by playwright-director Guelan Luarca, the play will focus on the complex interaction of the Christians and Muslims in Mindanao and how it affects the youth in the region. The show will feature members of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company (AC)– Jonathan Tadioan, Marco Viaña, Doray Dayao, JV Ibesate, Lhorvie Nuevo, Antonette Go, Ybes Bagadiong, Manok Nellas, and Eunice Pacia. The ensemble of actors were most recently seen in the play Katsuri.
According to Jacob, Batang Mujahideen reflects the chaos of the 21st century.
“This play hopes to be catalysts of empathy and social action,” says Luarca. “This production also features AC, not only as actors and artists, but as ethical, engaged researchers and citizens.”
Sharing his vision about the play, Luarca adds, “Batang Mujahideen will use experimental, non-traditional modes of theater production – Documentary theater, devised theater, multimedia; movement and dance, traditional, experimental, and postmodern forms, research performance, metatheater, among others.”
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