VIRGIN LABFEST 15: TITIBOK-TIBOK

The indie Philippine theater festival returns on its 15th year!

Theater

Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines,
Tanghalang Pilipino and
Writer's Bloc, Inc.

Date, Time, Venue:

Jun 20, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 21, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 22, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 22, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE (Studio Theater)
Jun 23, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 23, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 26, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 27, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 28, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 28, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE (Studio Theater)
Jun 29, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 29, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jun 30, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 02, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 03, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 04, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 04, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 05, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 05, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE (Studio Theater)
Jul 06, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 06, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE (Studio Theater)
Jul 06, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 06, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE (Studio Theater)
Jul 07, 201903:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)
Jul 07, 201908:00 PMTANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater)

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DATE/TIME/VENUE

June 19, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Main Features at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
VLF Revisited at Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)
Staged Readings at Tanghalang Amado V. Hernandez

DESCRIPTION

Now on its 15th year, the annual festival of fresh one-act plays continues to attract theatergoers with remarkable works by emerging and established playwrights. Established in 2005, the Virgin Labfest aims to provide our playwrights a venue to present their unpublished, untried, untested and unstaged works to theater-going public. Virgin Labfest is a project of the Manila-based playwrights group Writer's Bloc, Inc., acclaimed theater company Tanghalang Pilipino, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Virgin Labfest 15 runs for 3 weeks and is composed of 12 new Featured Works, 3 ‘Revisited’ Plays (audiences’ favourites from last year’s festival), 10 Staged Readings, including the new component, “Once They Were Virgins,” and a showcase of works from the VLF Writing Fellowship Program. Other new components of the Festival include a reunion of playwrights, director and actors; a Playwright’s Fair; and a Library Exhibit.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

SYNOPSES OF THE PLAYS

PLAYWRIGHTS' FAIR

Focusing on playwrights, this book fair is featuring Filipino writers aim to provide a selling and marketing platform for the publications and other products of writers of theatrical productions. Such book fair is the first of its kind. Playwrights’ Fair is to be held on June 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Where the selling activities will be held at the Little Theater Lobby. Alongside are talks and launches at the Dream Theater and Little Theater Lobby. Both will happen during the Virgin Labfest’s 15th Anniversary Celebration.

The Intertextual Division of the Cultural Content Department, will curate and lead the said event. Diversity, complexity, relevance, and innovation will be the basis for the process of selecting the playwrights and the works that will be exhibited and sold. All playwrights and their publishers from around the Philippines are encouraged to apply for free slots. Those who wish to launch or introduce their works will be given time and opportunity to do it on stage anytime during the event.

Objectives of the fair include the update of the CCP directory of playwrights and assistance for playwrights to reach more readers. Meanwhile, the program will be providing feature stories of writing for the stage and process of turning the stage play into publication. It will be as interactive as possible to entice the participation of the audience, readers, and viewers, and to highlight the experience of theatre.

To view the Playwrights' Fair program, click here.

VIRGIN LABFEST ANTHOLOGY

Get your copy of the Virgin Labfest Anthologies at the CCP Merchandise and Publications booth during the Festival!

  • Mga Piling Dula Mula sa Virgin Labfest, 2005-2008: Unang Antolohiya - OUT OF STOCK
  • Mga Piling Dula Mula sa Virgin Labfest, 2009-2012: Ikalawang Antolohiya -  Php 500
  • Mga Piling Dula Mula sa Virgin Labfest, 2013-2016: Ikatlong Antolohiya - Php 500