Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady" to be restaged in The Virgin Labfest 2014

Image from Tuxqs Rutaquio's Instagram
Wowowow!! So happy to announce that, next year, my play about superheroes, domestic help, and sibling rivalry will be restaged.

"Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady," directed by the awesome Christopher Dacanay Martinez, starring Kiki Baento, Skyzx Labastilla, and Hans Eckstein has been chosen, along with Herlyn Gail Alegre's "Imbisibol" and Liza Magtoto's "Isang Daan," to be part next year's Virgin Labfest, tentatively scheduled for June 2014.

This whole playwriting thing has been amazing. Though I don't know if I'll be able to do this again, the fact that it happened is enough. During the first run, director Chris Martinez asked me if writing a full-length version of the play was possible. I remember answering, "Yes, if anyone's interested in staging it." Anyway, here's a snippet from a review written by Katrina Stuart Santiago for

"The banter between sisters is already a gift from this production, where the conversations are wont to move from the past to the present to the future, because it is between two people who have an intertwined history between them. It is funny and irreverent, but ultimately it is normal – it is how the Pinoy family creates us into individuals that know to understand, but also know to rebel, against each other, against an other, that is an Ate versus a younger sister." Read the full review.

Thanks so much to everyone behind the Virgin Labfest!


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