Tag Archives: CCP

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

 

IMG_0691

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.

IMG_0636

IMG_0642

IMG_0654 IMG_0639

MANHID: Epic Battle Versus Apathy

20150213204014_IMG_9850e2

20150213222357_IMG_0169

20150213214141_IMG_0033eq

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.