And that’s a wrap!

Well, my play, The Gift, directed by Nicole Maxali and starring, Aaron Niles, Jocelyne Ampon, and Sarita Orcon closed last night. THANK YOU for breathing life into the characters that came to me at 3am on the morning of June 16, 2008! Special thanks to Ed Mabasa for the coolest tech effect to bring a…

BOA in SF

I know. I know. It’s been a while. Tonight I went into the city to watch a friend’s play as it is featured in Bay One Acts Festival by Three Monkeys at the Eureka Theater. Not saying this because he’s my friend, but his was the best play. It’s called “Toss of the Hat” by…

Six Degrees of Separation – Play Review

So I watched SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION tonight at the SF Playhouse and I really liked it. It’s so weird now to watch a show from the playwright’s POV. Being from the “actors” world before in another life, I would always watch the performances and analyze how they do what – but now, I’m so…

Hysteria – Play Review

On Sunday afternoon (aka the Blue-Haired Show), I went to see a play called HYSTERIA at the Aurora Theater, which is right next to Berkeley Rep. It was hilarious! SYNOPSISSet in 1938, in the study of the aged and dying Sigmund Freud, in his Hampstead home in London, the peace of a wintry night is…

Hip-Hop Theater Festival

Just got home to wind down and check in with you about two plays that i’ve just seen. last night was watching the Suicide Kings Trio’s “In Spite of Everything” and tonite’s “Representa” which played at La Pena in Berkeley.“In Spite of Everything”It’s a theater piece that combines spoken word and interweaving personal stories of…

a review

why not… from The Wily Filipino (http://www.thewilyfilipino.com/blog/archives/000768.html) blog: Play number 3 — the tense and well-acted “Borders,” written by Conrad Panganiban — nicely pulls the carpet from underneath the audience; the real trick here is not the dialogue, but the way the subdued emotional content of the acting suddenly makes a sharp, effective pivot into…