Review: The Nether (Red Turnip Theater)

I keep writing reviews, then entering long hiatuses. Ah, well, I still maintain and keep the URL, so I haven’t quite given up yet. That said, if there’s a “home” theatre company I have, it’s Red Turnip, and I love

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Review: The Nether (Red Turnip Theater)

I keep writing reviews, then entering long hiatuses. Ah, well, I still maintain and keep the URL, so I haven’t quite given up yet. That said, if there’s a “home” theatre company I have, it’s Red Turnip, and I love

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Review: Tick, Tick…Boom! (9 Works Theatrical)

The Play: Tick, Tick…Boom! Music by Jonathan Larson, book by David Auburn. The Plot: Jon, a struggling composer, faces the challenge of exiting his 20s without any noteworthy achievements, let alone establishing himself as an artist; meanwhile, his best friend

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Review: Tick, Tick…Boom! (9 Works Theatrical)

The Play: Tick, Tick…Boom! Music by Jonathan Larson, book by David Auburn. The Plot: Jon, a struggling composer, faces the challenge of exiting his 20s without any noteworthy achievements, let alone establishing himself as an artist; meanwhile, his best friend

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Review: Tribes (Red Turnip Theater)

Trust Red Turnip to get me writing again. After an eight month hiatus, I’m back to writing again—no excuses, really. I just didn’t feel the urge to write. And neither did I feel the requisite peevishness to excoriate a production

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Review: Tribes (Red Turnip Theater)

Trust Red Turnip to get me writing again. After an eight month hiatus, I’m back to writing again—no excuses, really. I just didn’t feel the urge to write. And neither did I feel the requisite peevishness to excoriate a production

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Dramaturgy and the Tabletop Role-Playing Game

The task of adapting a given text to the stage is often put into hands of a playwright, sometimes with the guiding overview of the dramaturge.  Between the two, treatments are decided on how best to translate the text for

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Dramaturgy and the Tabletop Role-Playing Game

The task of adapting a given text to the stage is often put into hands of a playwright, sometimes with the guiding overview of the dramaturge.  Between the two, treatments are decided on how best to translate the text for

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ONS: The Rent Manila ’99/’01 Reunion

Sixteen years ago, Rent exploded in the Manila theatre scene thanks to the combined efforts of New Voice Company and Atlantis Productions. It is a production of immense sentimental value for those who got to see it. Like its Broadway counterpart,

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ONS: The Rent Manila ’99/’01 Reunion

Sixteen years ago, Rent exploded in the Manila theatre scene thanks to the combined efforts of New Voice Company and Atlantis Productions. It is a production of immense sentimental value for those who got to see it. Like its Broadway counterpart,

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An Actor’s Craft #2.2: Jenny Jamora

Continuing from where we left off, artist Jenny Jamora shares her journey through acting and directing. ~ I remember first watching you in William Finn’s Falsettoland and  March of the Falsettos (New Voice Company). In fact, I first thought you were a musical

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An Actor’s Craft #2.2: Jenny Jamora

Continuing from where we left off, artist Jenny Jamora shares her journey through acting and directing. ~ I remember first watching you in William Finn’s Falsettoland and  March of the Falsettos (New Voice Company). In fact, I first thought you were a musical

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An Actor’s Craft, #2.1: Jenny Jamora

Has it been that long since I last posted? Thanks to the blitz that was APEC and catching up work missed thanks to what pretty much an enforced holiday, I’ve been keeping mum (or more of, keeping afloat!) But I’m

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An Actor’s Craft, #2.1: Jenny Jamora

Has it been that long since I last posted? Thanks to the blitz that was APEC and catching up work missed thanks to what pretty much an enforced holiday, I’ve been keeping mum (or more of, keeping afloat!) But I’m

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The Narrative as a Game

I have an unabashed love of role-playing games (RPGs). Self-confessed geeks will often admit to loving them too. Playing through a narrative ,(whether with player agency or not, a topic to be discussed later on) is something that has long been

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The Narrative as a Game

I have an unabashed love of role-playing games (RPGs). Self-confessed geeks will often admit to loving them too. Playing through a narrative ,(whether with player agency or not, a topic to be discussed later on) is something that has long been

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Good Reads: The Dramatic Writer’s Companion

A few days ago I mentioned much I had enjoyed the book of The Horse and His Boy. It’s a comment that has raised a few questions that should be answered, namely: a) In theater, what is a book? b) How

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Good Reads: The Dramatic Writer’s Companion

A few days ago I mentioned much I had enjoyed the book of The Horse and His Boy. It’s a comment that has raised a few questions that should be answered, namely: a) In theater, what is a book? b) How

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Review: The Horse and His Boy

The Show: The Horse and His Boy, adapted for the stage by Luna Grino-Inocian from the novel by C.S. Lewis. The Plot: The young slave Shasta and the Calormene noblewoman Aravis take flight to Narnia, the land that holds the promise of

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Review: The Horse and His Boy

The Show: The Horse and His Boy, adapted for the stage by Luna Grino-Inocian from the novel by C.S. Lewis. The Plot: The young slave Shasta and the Calormene noblewoman Aravis take flight to Narnia, the land that holds the promise of

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