Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola Schools of Ateneo de Manila University, is proud to have presented the first three productions of “Bahay Tanghalan: TA Online Festival”, the opener for its 42nd Theater Season: Adaptation|Pagbabanyuhay: Bagong Anyo ng Buhay. The first batch of online productions mounted to celebrate theater in the digital domain are: Pana-panahong Pagsuyo (released on October 19), Balay Dolor (released on October 26), and Lamon-Babae (released on November 9). The second and last batch of the productions will be released this January to February 2021, with Tapahoho taking place in the week of January 18, 2039 taking place in the week of January 25, and Bitaw taking place in the week of February 1.


The productions are adaptations from classical literature, with Tapahoho being inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, 2039 being inspired by George Orwell’s “1984”, and Bitaw being inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”


Each with a plot distinct from each other, the productions present a wide variety of themes including mental health, gender development, disinformation campaigns, systematic marginalization and oppression, Filipino tradition and religion, power abuse, fanaticism, and political struggles, which aid in the development of the social consciousness and involvement. 

“Bahay Tanghalan: TA Online Festival” is curated and supervised by Guelan Varela-Luarca (for playwright), D Cortezano (for technical elements), Laura Cabochan (for acting), Tata Tuviera (for production design), Giancarlo Abarahan (for directing), and Zoë de Ocampo (for graphics design). Its current batch of shows are accessible until May 31, 2021, through Tanghalang Ateneo’s official website: The second batch will also be accessible until the same date and through the same platform.

For questions and additional details about the show, kindly contact Kristelle Angelyne Ventura at (0966) 307 5975. You may also connect with Tanghalang Ateneo through the following social media networks: