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RETIRE-MEN, a Collaborative Theater Play by Japan, Philippines and Thailand at the CCP


The Japan Foundation Manila invites everyone to watch RETIRE-MEN, a collaborative theater play by Japan, Philippines and Thailand on January 27 and 28, 2018 at the Tanghalang Jose Batute (Studio Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  RETIRE-MEN is a humorous play about the trial and errors of Thai, Filipino and Japanese people who share their countries with one another.

MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical, and Cosplay Saves The Day



Together with Ballet Philippines, Cosplay.ph wished to bridge the cultures of cosplay and theater with the event “Cosplay Saves The Day”. The two spheres have some intersections such as: preparation/performing in costumes, internalization of the character and following/ad-libbing script/skits.

With unusually heavy traffic and not wanting to be late, we walked two parts of the trip to CCP, arriving a sweaty hot mess. arkadymac.com rushed there but the cosplayers may have gotten shy/late so organizers opted to skip the contest.



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MANHID: Epic Battle Versus Apathy




MANHID = Superheroes+Eraserheads+RadioactiveSagoProject+Ballet.

I was 16 when we re-staged MANHID at the PSHS (SY1995-96). Even with beginner film photography skills, and almost none as sound tech, this small group still welcomed me like family. We only did 7 shows yet the story, emotions, characters and songs never really faded from my heart.