June 16, 2022

VIRGIN LABFEST 17: HINGA

Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theatre)

PRESENTED BY

Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino and Writers Bloc, Inc.

DATE/TIME/VENUE

June 16 – 26, 2022 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Main Features at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)


The Virgin Labfest is an annual festival of untried, untested, and unstaged works. Since it was established in 2005, it has been known for supporting the development of plays and educating and mentoring young artists/playwrights.  When the pandemic started in 2020, VLF has continued and shifted online.  In 2021, it presented archival content and focused on its educational component.  This year 2022, while COVID has eased our situation and most of the performing art companies are going back live to theatre, VLF17, after two years will be presented live on its debut stage – the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute.  It will be led by two brilliant and young Festival Directors, Marco Viana and Tess Jamias.  VLF is co-presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Manila-based playwrights group Writer’s Bloc, Inc., and CCP’s resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino.

FESTIVAL COMPONENTS
    1. Featured Works – composed of 12 new one-act plays programmed into 4 sets of 3 plays.
    2. Playwrights Fair – panel discussions by leading playwrights with online and onsite sessions.
    3. VLF Writing Fellowship Program – a 2-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. The fellows will take part in lectures, discussions, and workshops on playwriting and script critiquing mentored by Mr. Glenn Sevilla Mas.
    4. Theater Talks – The Virgin Labfest’s newest component is a curated forum series on theatre and creative processes that will be streamed during the festival.  In these talks, theatre practitioners  will share their know-how on production work while  taking in  questions from the audience to elicit a lively dialogue on contemporary theatre-making.  . 
    5. Streaming of archival works
TICKET INFORMATION

Ticket Price: Php 500

Discounts: 

  1. 20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel
  2. Php 375 Early Bird Rate from April 25 to May 8, 2022

For ticket inquiries:

  1. Call TicketWorld at 8891-9999 / 09175506997 (Globe) / 09999545922 (Smart), or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph
  2. Call the CCP Box Office at 8832-3704 / 8832-1125 local 1409

Group Discounts are also available. For more information, please call the CCP Sales and Promotions Office at 832-3706 or email ccpsalesandpromo@gmail.com

Festival Passes: To be announced soon!


FEATURED WORKS SYNOPSES


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THE VIRGIN LABFEST 17 WRITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now accepting applications for The Virgin Labfest 17 Writing Fellowship Program which will be held from June 14 to June 26, 2022.

The Virgin Labfest 17 Writing Fellowship Program is a 2-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. The fellows will take part in lectures, discussions, and workshops on playwriting and script critiquing mentored by Mr. Glenn Sevilla Mas. They will also be given tickets to this year’s festival plays, as well as the opportunity to participate in the talkback and interaction with known playwrights and directors.

This year, the Virgin Labfest 17 Writing Fellowship Program will adopt a hybrid schedule with certain sessions being held online and others taking place on-site. The Fellowship Program will culminate in a staged reading of the fellows’ works on June 26, 2022 at the CCP.

To all interested applicants, you may register through this link: https://bit.ly/3OkGzPM

Deadline of applications and submission of requirements: May 16, 2022

For inquiries on the Virgin Labfest 17 Writing Fellowship Program, email vlfwfp.atd@gmail.com.

Thu 06/16 2:00pm