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Manila Notes from Tokyo

The cast of Manila Notes with playwrights Rody Vera, Prof. Oriza Hirata, and Japan Foundation Manila Director Hiroaki Uesugi Text and Photos by Marz Aglipay The introduction of Manila Notes comes with much gusto from its cast of seasoned actors and actresses promising that it will be a production that will be remembered by Filipino…

One Spin-cycle

Short exhibition text tucked inside an old dictionary by the house's entrance Text and photos by Marz Aglipay Impressions on the one-night-only group exhibition “Spin-Cycle”. Away from the typical white-cube setting a group exhibition, Spin-cycle was held in an intimate space — a house inside Magallanes Village. The unusual affair drew curious guests to wander…

9Works Theatrical and The Sandbox Collective collaborates on “Himala: Isang Musikal”

Text and Photos by Marz Aglipay After a two year hiatus, The Sandbox Collective returns with their first iconic Filipino Musical produced in collaboration with 9Works Theatrical. These two companies differ simply by the plays that they’ve produced. 9Works Theatrical’s last two productions late last year were crowd pleasers Disney’s Newsies and A Christmas Carol. While Sandbox Collective…