The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with its resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino and the playwright group Writer's Bloc Inc., will host the 13th Virgin Labfest, an annual theater festival that is dedicated to providing an opportunity for aspiring playwrights to create new works for the stage, from June 28 to July 16 at various venues of the CCP.
The three-week festival promises to be a spectacular one offering twelve unpublished and unstaged plays and five new staged readings, written by 21 virgin playwrights, and three revisited plays all performed by 76 theater thespians and stalwarts and directed by 20 upcoming and established directors.
With overall theme "Wagas," the festival of untried, unstaged and untested one-act plays offers a chance for new writers to see their creative skills taken from script to the stage.
Now on its 13th year, the annual theater festival has picked 12 new featured one-act works, out of more than 190 manuscripts submitted, with each expresses the complexity of human experience, create dialogues on social issues, and engage the audience to reflect.
The much-awaited 3rd Virgin Labfest Anthology, composed of selected plays featured in the latest editions of the festival, will be unveiled during the festival. The Virgin Labfest Writing Fellowship Program, a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage, will also be held as part of the festival. The fellowship program aims to train young aspiring playwrights through a series of lectures, script critiquing, writing sessions and interactions with known playwrights, directors and selected actors.
Come and experience this one-of-a-kind festival. Tickets are for sale at the CCP and all TicketWorld outlets. For ticketing information, please call the CCP Marketing Department at 832-3706 or 832-3704 or email the Sales and Promotions Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.