Friday, May 15, 2015

The 9th Philippine Stagers Foundation Theater Festival.

Among this year's competing plays. Death Between The Line, Isla Apat, Love You Like A Lovesong Behbeh and Wanted for hire.
This year’s lineup of short play presented in the annual theater festival of Philippine Stagers Foundation is indeed a remarkable and the most hilarious to watch, as it tackles from romantic comedy to sex, violence and horror. Aside from competing plays, the highlights of the festival features fresh and raw talents from this year’s batch of workshop participants who undergo rigid training from acting, singing, dancing to stage design and even directing play.
Atty. Vince Tanada with the cast of Dilaw o Pula. 
Headed by its founder Atty.Vince Tanada  who declare that their last play entitle “Filipinas 1941” have reach a benchmark of more than 300 shows nationwide for a year not only in Metro Manila, but also in some provinces such as Bicol, Zamboanga and Bacolod. They are now gearing up for the opening of another theater season by July, wherein they are going to present another original Filipino musical “Pope-pular, paano kong pinoy si kiko”, a musical tribute of stagers to Pope Francis who visit Philippines early this year. 
Jury members, Dr.Ricky Abad, Actor Bernardo Bernardo and Comediane/Actor Garry Lim.
This year’s batch of Jury compose of Theater veteran and educator Ricky Abad, award winning Film and theater Actor Bernardo Bernardo, and comedian/Actor Garry Lim.  This batch of Judges Helps scrutinize and motivates Stagers and work shoppers in honing their craft in a given platform. Among our favorites for this year’s competing plays are comedy with advocacy Isla Apat, the troubled for adults only Hari ng Ari, and  romantic comedy  Love me like a love song behbeh,  stagers also revisit their old plays such as Stars, I Didith Show, Dilaw o Pula, Sa Parlor so many more. 
This year's batch of workshoppers in different act.
Winning plays and performances will be announce mid-May after the recital of this year’s work shoppers, wherein winning members of stagers will be acknowledge and given appreciation.

But the biggest announcement during the last day of the festival last May 9,  is the inclusion of Bernardo Bernardo in the coming Pope-pular play of stagers, Tanada on his speech is so delighted that a thespian and great actor like Bernardo is convince to join them in the coming theater season, they are so happy in having Bernardo who popularize the character of Steve Carpio in the defunct comedy sitcom Home Along Da Riles of the late Comedy King Dolphy in ABS-CBN in the late 90’s. 

The festival of Stagers started last April 18 to May 9, 2015, wherein hundreds of students and professionals from different cities and provinces audition to be part of this year’s work shoppers, in which some of them will be chosen to be part of PSF. The workshop is for free in which according to Tanada is a way of thanking all of their supporters through the 14 years and counting of PSF
Stagers Patrick Libao leads the short erotic play "Hari Ng Ari".
This year’s festival also highlighted the one year anniversary of Philippine Stagers Guardian or known as PSG, wherein selected members of Stagers is performing impersonations, singing and dancing. Tanada admit that PSG is such a hit during their first Araneta Coliseum concert November last year. 
The last week set of play perform by Stagers.

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