The Virgin Labfest 16 Calls for Online Auditions


Virgin Labfest 15

In this time of quarantine, The Virgin Labfest is holding online auditions for actors who want to be a part of this year’s line-up.

TO AUDITION:

1. Send to email: vlf16auditions@gmail.com
2. Please include the following info in your email:
a. Name
b. Age
c. Experience / CV
d. Still Photo
3. Kindly indicate if you are auditioning for a specific play / director / role
4. Preferred video format:
– mp4
– Landscape
– 3 – 6 minutes
5. You can also upload your audition video through video streaming platforms that are easily accessible to the directors (gdrive, youtube, etc.), and attach the link to your email.
6. Kindly avoid using platforms with expiration dates like wetransfer, etc. unless necessary.
7. The deadline for submission is MARCH 30, 2020.

You can find the list of plays together with their respective role requirements below.

1. FOR LUIS NARIO’S GIN BILOG; DIRECTED BY JAMES HARVEY ESTRADA

ROLES:
– Entong/Renato ang buong pangalan: 40’s,  Lasinggerong batangueño
– Dune/ Dionasio ang buong pangalan: 40’s, mas bata ang mukha kay entong
– Lasinggerong batangueño Lurna/Lorna: 30’s, live-in partner ni Entong
– Pokpokitang may anak, isang batangueño.

PREPARE:
Sa bawat karakter, kinakailangan niyo lamang maghanda ng:
Isang joke in Batangueño Accent at isang song piece ng “My Way” in Batangueño accent.

2. FOR TYRON CASUMPANG’S BLACKPINK; DIRECTED BY JETHRO TENORIO

ROLES:
– Diko:  22 taong gulang. Estudyante sa kolehiyo. ROTC Officer.
Requirements: Male, late teens to early twenties, batak/gayot or matabuff/chubbuff, kayang umastang alpha male oozing with toxic hypermasculinity pero nababad naman sa Downy kapag sumayaw. Can dance, can do comedy, and can do push-ups.

– Bunso: 14 taong gulang, lalaki, napakalambot, fan ng Korean girl group na Blackpink.
Requirements: Actor can be 12 – 16 years old na kayang umastang 5th honorary member ng Blackpink. Can sing and do comedy.

PREPARE:
a) intro ng sarili
b) short monologue na nakakatawa without trying
c) sayaw ng chorus ng “Kill this Love” ng Blackpink

3. FOR JOBERT LANDEZA’S TITSER KIT; DIRECTED BY ADRIENNE VERGARA

ROLE:
– 30’s male

PREPARE:
– a monologue in Tagalog OR perform a lecture on any topic under Values Formation (with high school students in mind)

4. FOR JUAN EKIS’S NAY MAY DALA AKONG PANSIT; DIRECTED BY KARL JINGCO

ROLES:
– male and female ages 18 and up (bunso, kuya, tindero, delivery guy)
– mother – 50 and up or who can pass as 50 yo and up

PREPARE:
Mag-record ng sarili na nagkwekwento ng isang nakakatawang moment sa buhay nyo, mas detailed mas maganda. If you can do the monologue while eating food, better.

5. FOR MARK NORMAN BOQUIREN’S MAYANG BUBOT SA TAG ARAW; DIRECTED BY MARK MIRANDO

ROLES:
– Inaanyayahan ng proyektong Mayang Bubot sa Tag-araw ang lahat ng mga artistang babaeng hindi aangat sa 5 feet ang tangkad, mukhang 12 taong gulang, kayumanggi ang balat at mahilig sa kolaborasyon na mag-audition para sa aming isang yugtong dula.

PREPARE:
Isama sa video ang mga sumusunod:
Isang akto ng pagdo-drawing. Maaaring mag-drawing ng kahit na anong bagay na iinog sa kalikasan.
– Pagkukuwento. Mangyaring magkuwento ng kahit na anong bagay na (1) nagmula sa ibang tao subalit (2) malapit at importante para sayo. Inaanyayahan ng proyekto na maging creative ang mga mag-o-audition sa kanilang pagkukuwento.
– Isang awit.
– Isang paggalaw o movement piece

6. JULIENNE MENDOZA’S MULTIVERSE; DIRECTED BY FITZ EDWARD BITANA

ROLE:
– Female versatile actress. Can look or act like a teenager and a mother in her 50s. Physically fit. Can do anime moves.

PREPARE:
– Any tagalog monologue na dramatic scene na kayang magpakita ng range ng acting from mother in 50s to teenage girl in her 20s. Show creativity and versatility. No dancing or singing required. If possible, do stunts like cartwheel, etc.

7. JAY CRISOSTOMO’S DAPITHAPON; DIRECTED BY SIG PECHO

ROLES:
– Males who can sing pang tunog kalye opm bokalista, kahit pang-Vinci
Taning ina nating super cool, kayang pumasa bilang 50 years old. Kayang makipagsabayan kina Maricel Soriano sa Kapamilya shows. Maghanda ng monologue na nakakatawa, parang si Ason sa “Home Along da riles.”

PREPARE
Monologues on how swabe you are to profess your love for your one true HS teacher na tila kayo nalang ang huling dalawang tao sa mundo. Taglish or Parokya ni Edgar tagalog.

8. FLOYD SCOTT TIOGANGCO’S PILOT EPISODE; DIRECTED BY GIANCARLO ABRAHAN

ROLES:
LLOYD: mid-20s, baklang bipolar 1, wasak at lerler
MAMA: ina ni Lloyd, late 40s, low-key manipulative and controlling
PAPA: ama ni Lloyd, late 40s, altruistic but short-tempered

PREPARE
Please prepare a monologue.

9. DARYL PASION’S PAPAANO TURUAN ANG BABAE HUMAWAK NG BARIL; DIRECTED BY ERIKA ESTACIO

ROLE:
– male, late 20s to 30 years old or someone who looks that age, lanky, dark-skinned, 5’4” or taller

PREPARE:
– A 3-minute dramatic monologue in Tagalog
– video must show full body

* willing to rehearse in QC

10. BUCH DACANAY’S JENNY LI; DIRECTED BY NOUR HOOSHMAND (STAGED READING)

ROLE:
Max: Lalaki, College student (1st year), Athlete (hindi kailangang batak), Grade-conscious – Maamo, Sensitive, Mama’s boy

PREPARE:
A video of himself doing a heavy drama monologue that ends in a breakdown

11. BERNICE DACARA’S MATIRA MATIBAY; DIRECTED BY ALON SEGARRA (STAGED READING)

ROLES:
– Vito Andrada: 20, Plebo/Fourth Class, Laging tuwid ang likod pero mas relaks ang postúra.
– Erik de la Vega: 20. Plebo/Fourth Class. Laging tuwid ang likod. Siya ay laging naka-chin up, chest out, shoulders back, stomach in.

PREPARE:
– Short monologue in Filipino
Sagot sa tanong na: Para sa iyo, ano ang ibig sabihin ng pagkakapantay-pantay (equality)?

The Virgin Labfest is a laboratory festival of new plays by emerging and established Filipino playwrights held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). This year’s festival is scheduled to run from June 10-28, 2020.
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