BY NESTOR CUARTERO
JUST A THOUGHT: “It’s feast or famine in showbiz.” – Joan Rivers
VIRGIN LABFEST: The online edition of Virgin Labfest 2020: Kapit has been so successful that an extended run on Vimeo has been set up.
The new run started July 2 and will be available until July 15.
For two more weeks, theater fans will have a chance to watch and experience the theater festival of untried, untested and unstaged plays on the virtual stage.
Fifteen main features, staged readings and revisited plays will have their extended run, namely Nicko de Guzman’s “Bagahe,” Tyrone Casumpang’s “BlackPink,” Jay Crisostomo’s “Dapithapon,” Dingdong Novenario’s Dominador Gonzales, National Artist, Herlyn Alegre’s “Fangirls.”
Luisito Nario’s “Gin Bilog,” Buch Dacanay’s “Jenny Li,” Bernice Dacara’s “Matira Matibay,” Norman Boquiren’s “Mayang Bubot sa Tag-araw,” Claro De Los Reyes’ “Mongoloida’s Casa De Pun.”
Juliene Mendoza’s “Multiverse,” Daryl Pasion’s “Papaano Turuan Ang Babae Humawak ng Baril,” Floyd Scott Tiogangco’s “Pilot Episode,” Kim Vergara’s “The Boyboy and Friends Channel,” and Jobert Gray’s “Titser Kit.”
THEATER GOES ON: Since the Cultural Center of the Philippines has cancelled all performances this year, some of their plays can be viewed online.
The CCP, Tanghalang Pilipino and Writers’ Bloc believe that storytelling must continue just as life goes on.
They unveiled a special edition of Virgin Labfest from June 10 to 28. VLF is an excellent showcase of new theater material.
HOW TO: Sign up with Vimeo to subscribe. Avail of the Regular Package (Php100) to access all the extended plays. Or opt for the Premium Package (Php100) to access the plays with special features.
Log on to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/vlf2020kapit.
For full schedule, check out the CCP website.