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Virgin Labfest XI: Staging plays that stray from the ‘safe’ path

By Alvin I. Dacanay This week theater lovers are expected to come to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to catch the dozen dramatic works that are set to debut at the Virgin Labfest, the annual laboratory festival of untried, untested and unstaged plays that is now on its 11th year.

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‘Rak of Aegis’ dominates 7th Gawad Buhay!

Story and photos by Alvin I. Dacanay Rak of Aegis, the hit Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) musical that uses the songs of pop-rock band Aegis to tell the story of a young woman who dreams of achieving YouTube stardom, and the problems facing her perpetually flooded village, swept the Seventh Gawad Buhay! awards, earning 11 trophies at a three-hour-plus …

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Plays that provoke, push boundaries

By Alvin I. Dacanay Later this month the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), its resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino and respected playwrights’ group Writer’s Bloc will open the 11th edition of the Virgin Labfest, a three-week laboratory theater festival of untried, untested, unstaged and unpublished plays by new and veteran dramatists.

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