Theater Community Mourns the Passing of Soxie Topacio


Gawad Buhay Awards
Soxie Topacio receives his Natatanging Gawad Buhay Award

At 9pm last night, senior thespian and theater director Soxie Topacio passed away from lung cancer at 65 years old. His most recent directorial works included ‘Bona’ starring Eugene Domingo and Nicanor Tiongson’s modern re-telling of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere in ‘Noli at Fili Dekada Dos Mil’.

Gawad Buhay Awards
Soxie Topacio receives his Natatanging Gawad Buhay Award

As one of PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association)’s senior resident artist-teachers, Topacio won this year’s Natatanging Gawad Buhay for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards.

Philippine theater artists have shared their messages of love on social media.

PETA also dedicated the July 16 show of its hit-running musical Care Divas as a fundraiser to help pay for Topacio’s medical needs.

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