Saturday, July 20, 2024

HappeningPH Philippine Theater News: VLF in Visayas Returns with New Batch of Fellows

HappeningPH Philippine Theater News: VLF in Visayas Returns with New Batch of Fellows

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After its successful second edition, the Virgin Labfest in Visayas returns with a new batch of fellows. Following careful deliberation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) names the eight fellows who will undergo a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage:

  1. Gilmore Agustin, Jr.
  2. Melchie Marie Mediadero
  3. Alvin Dave Bensig
  4. Talisa Nicole Clavel
  5. John Arbe Arroyo
  6. Lilia Jean Garrovillo
  7. Ira Dawn Myer Vinco
  8. Leezo Dionzon

Virgin Labfest, the theater festival of untried, untested and unstaged one-act plays, extends its reach to the region through the writing fellowship program by providing trainings and workshops to region-based writers, playwrights, and aspiring theater talents. With award-winning playwright Glenn Mas as mentor, the young and aspiring playwrights will attend lectures and writing sessions, undergo script critiquing, and interact with known playwrights and directors. They will have opportunities to study past VLF plays.

The fellows are expected to produce their own plays, written in their local language,  either Cebuano, Hiligaynon, or Kinaray-a.

The writing fellowship program will culminate with a Fellowship Showcase, featuring the final output of the fellows, on  July 20 at 5pm, at the  Negros Museum in Bacolod City.

 The Virgin Labfest Writing Fellowship Program in the Visayas is a project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in collaboration with The Performance Laboratory, Inc..

For inquiries, kindly email artist.training@culturalcenter.gov.ph or call 8832 1125 local 1605.