Surviving Critical Conditions: Putting Up a Fight amidst Pandemonium over a Pandemic in the Philippines

Good morning from the panel “Surviving Critical Conditions: Putting Up a Fight amidst Pandemonium over a Pandemic in the Philippines” at the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Virtual Conference 2021, Singapore. Pati sa research ay collaborative at palaban ang approach. Salamat sa work ninyo! Excited to bring this home to the DSCTA.

IFTR Galway 2021

Last conference for the year. Siguro. Ahahaha. I will be sharing our 2018 APAF-Japan Collaboration experience. Isipin niyo ginamit na namin ang “new normal” sa title.

Nasa General Panel ako ngayon at naghahanap ng bagong IFTR Working Group.

Before the pandemic, ito dapat yung chance na makilala sa Ireland si Domhnall Gleeson at unang chance makaapak ng Europe. As a middle child, inggitera ako sa mga kapatid ko na nakapag-UK, Germany at Switzerland. Nagrenew ako ng passport at didiretso na sa pag-aayos ng visa tapos biglang naglockdown sa Metro Manila. Kakalokaaaa! Jet setter from home pa rin!

IACSS: Surviving Critical Conditions: Filipinos Putting Up a Fight amidst Pandemonium over a Global Pandemic

We created a Pinoy panel entitled “Surviving Critical Conditions: Filipinos Putting Up a Fight amidst Pandemonium over a Global Pandemic” for the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference 2021: Culture in the Pandemic Age in Singapore.

Against All Odds: Philippine Performances of Lives in Lockdown during a Global Pandemic by Oscar Tantoco Serquiña, Jr.

MonoVlog as a Protest from Home Movement by Olivia Kristine D. Nieto

#MassTestingNowPH as Site of Digital Citizenship and Deliberative Democracy: The New Normal for Philippine Social Movements by Charles Erize P. Ladia

Philippine Protestant churches’ Rhetorical Performances in Response to Covid-19 by Junesse Crisostomo

Grateful for the opportunity to work with colleagues from the UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA). Coincidentally, we are all former fellows of the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Lahat din kami fan ng bakuna. Akalain mo yun?

Salamat, Oscar Tantoco Serquiña for leading this panel! Salamat din, Charles Erize Ladia and Junesse Crisostomo sa comments, tawanan, cramming, chikahan, at health tips. Buy 1 take 3 po kami sa publication sana. Sana rin magtuluy-tuloy at lumaki pa ang ganitong writing group sa department.

The deadline for registration is on 16 July 2021. You may register here: https://bit.ly/3gDmlRv

SDEA On-Demand Presentation

Experienced another different format of an international conference! On-demand presentation na tayo o! Parang tv series lang. hahaha.

Salamat sa inspirasiyon mula sa VLF lockdown edition sa kanilang paggamit ng “KAPIT”. Nagamit ang kapit para mapakita ang gaps, possibilities, at innovations (di ko na ma-Tagalog) sa community, pedagogy, at performance making sa panahon ng viral videos at nakamamatay na virus.

Iginapang ang paper presentation na ito habang nagre-recover ako sa virus. Ahuhuhu. Ang hirap po, opo. Hindi pantay ang resources at nakakaapekto rin ang pandemic response ng mga gobyerno sa ganitong mga conference, ano po.

Maaari pong mag-purchase ng conference pass dito: https://www.sdea-tac.org/

Kasama rin sa conference ang Team ADMU nina Laura Cabochan! Go go go!

P.S. Nakaka-miss ang palipat-lipat na venue para sa conference na parang mga klase lang sa College pero dito sa conference ay unlimited kain ng kung anek-anek na tinapay, cheese, prutas, gulay at kung ano-anong dip na basta sinasawsawan ko na lang. Wala rin akong conference bag, pamaypay, notebook, ballpen at ID. Mababaw lang naman po ang gusto naming souvenir!!!! Tsaka yung pasyal eh. Akala ko makikita ko ulit ang Merlion at NUS.

In-Art-E Kumunity

I will be sharing the journey of the MonoVlog from Facebook Live to Kumu. Hey, Layeta Pinzon Bucoy!

Will be sharing how I shape my content using my background as a performance maker and an assistant professor in UP Diliman.

Masaya na ang moderator ay ang aking BFF na si Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz. JV Can will talk about his journey to bronze experience and the monetization side of Kumu. Emmanuel Feliciano will talk about content-making and #edutainment

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. 😂🤣😭

PETA Roundtable Discussions on Creating Original Work

Ang masaya sa PETA people ay kung gaano sila ka-fun sa work at sa rooftop cast party ay ganon din sila sa roundtable discussion. Grabeng humility to assess yourself as individuals and as a company. Sulong sa experimentation!

Ito yung pa-activity namin ni Norbs Portales. Yung una kung ano nami-miss nila sa teatro at yung pangalawa ay kung may time capsule kaming ibabaon sa parking lot ng PETA, anong ilalagay nilang advice/tip/question para sa future generations ng PETA artist-teachers na maghuhukay nito.

Maraming salamat sa pag-imbita sa akin dito, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)!

Pwedeng panuorin ulit dito: https://fb.watch/28GZf8pz1J/

Registration for the ADSA Conference 2020: Acts of Gathering

Layeta P. Bucoy and I will be presenting the performance-lecture MonoVlog, an Emergen(t)cy Digital Performance.

My long-time friends and colleagues, and a former student will be presenting their papers too:

Sir Anril P. Tiatco’s Performance, Devotion, Gender: Figuring the Peñafrancia in the Bicol Region, Philippines.

Bryan L. Viray’s The Bati as movement of sacred gathering in Salubong.

Ian Ramirez’s Remembering the Utopian Performativity in Today x Future in Manila.

UP Diliman’s CAL-DSCTA’s international partners will be presenting their work too:

Jonathan Bollen’s ‘Glittering in the dark’: audience appeal and the design of attraction at the Stardust, Las Vegas, 1959.

Felipe Cervera, Theron Schmidt, Hannah Schwadron’s Planetary performance pedagogies in (and hopefully after) the pandemic.

Registration is FREE. Click here.