2 Conferences in Singapore

Umaaraw, umuulan sa pandemya pero tuloy ang usapang teatro. Buhay pa tayo! Got accepted in 2 conferences in Singapore:”MonoVlog as a Protest from Home Movement” for IACSS. Will be a presenting in the panel “Surviving Critical Conditions: Filipinos Putting Up a Fight amidst Pandemonium over a Global Pandemic” with my DSCTA colleagues and ka-fellow sa NUS-ARI Oscar Tantoco Serquiña (the mother goose of the team), Charles Erize Ladia (kabagang sa pagka-coordinator), Junesse Crisostomo (kabagang sa Social Drama).”Kapit: E-mergen(t/cy) Practical Experiments and Temporary Communities in Theatre” for SDEA. Inspired by Virgin Labfest’s Kapit which reflected the partnership between VLF and UP Diliman. Salamat sa inspiration, JKi Anicoche at sa buong VLF na kumupkop sa amin at nagturo pabalik sa university!Yung ang saya mo tapos naalala mo kailangan mo na isulat yung papel. 😂🤣😭


Ano ba yung MONOVLOG? Kelan ba masasabing PERFORMANCE ang isang content? Totoong THEATRE ba ang isang palabas kung ginawa ito online?

Tara! Makipag-Queentuhan tayo mamaya with Ms. Uleb Nieto at ating alamin kung may buhay pa nga ba ang teatro ngayong panahon ng pandemya.

Kumu Queentuhan with Ms. Uleb Nieto
March 24 (Wed) | 7PM
Livestream | JVCANTALK

KUMU Blue Check

To add to my experiments on online performances and to teaching performance in Zoom, I auditioned to get my Kumu account verified. I was given 1.5 minutes to perform inside this tiny box for 2255 viewers. Oooh the excitement (felt like vomitting every minute) of putting myself out there. I performed my favorite character MananangGAL GADOT.

Of course, this would not be possible without the support of my beloved community in Kumu:

Euphoria Family (special mention to Ate Glo, Jayr, and Paul who rehearsed me every week), The Chat (my Kumu mentor JV, Mark, and my favorite classmate Emman), Team Amplaya, BB Squad, Team Hubient, Lala Circle, every artist who collaborated with me and watched my performance, Carlo Pagunaling (for his wig), and Layeta (co-creator of MonoVlog).

I wanted to remind myself of and to instill in my students the value of auditions (prep to performance), the discipline we learn in theatre, the community we build in performance making, and the joy of earning your viewers through content that matters to you.

Karlito said YES and gave me my blue check (this means that I am now a featured live streamer with a bigger audience). Special pa because this was the season finale of OTS which featured women live streamers on International Women’s Month. Sulong, Babae! 

(Long) Physical Distanc(e)ing Relationship in International Collaboration

We invited James Harvey Estrada, director of “Ostrich!! Hayupang Die-Bow-Ken” (Japan) and co-director of “Cave” (South Korea), to talk about healing, rituals, and building relationships in international collaboration during the global health crisis.

Where to listen:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3rNWkmO  

Apple:  http://bit.ly/3bJHKaj

Google: http://bit.ly/3leskht

22&26 Feb Tawid sa Harbour

Another Terrible Idea

Tawid sa Harbour in Kumu

I have been using Kumu as my playground in testing ideas (for class, course pack, paper, proposals, etc.) and in creating MonoVlogs. Grateful to friends, strangers, and even bots for being my fabulous collaborators.

For National Arts Month, I have set my intentions for my research and creative work. Here are my offerings this week:

22 Feb, 6:30 p.m.

Speculative Teatro (Chika-Tambay)

Stars, monsters, aliens, prophecies, robots, hope, and hiwaga in creating the future of theatre.

26 Feb, 6:30 p.m.

Kapitana’s log, Stardate 349 (MonoVlog)

P.S. Parang B-movie yung poster ko. Laveeetttt!