Iyak-Tawa Para sa Bayan at sa mga Pakiramdam na di Maintindihan

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Poetry. Short Plays. Music. Comedy. Open Mic. Para sa bayan.

Husay Company presents an open stage for those who want to express their love and frustrations about what’s happening in the Philippines today, titled “Iyak-Tawa Para Sa Bayan” at the Conspiracy Garden Café on June 17, 2017, at 7 PM.

The following are the artists who submitted their dramatic and comedic pieces and were selected to perform live:

Stephen Alcadeza, “Silang Nasa Tuktok” (spoken word)

Angela Mae Pamaos, “Labingwalo” (spoken word)

John Jacob Cezar, “Ipauso ang Panuto” (spoken word)

Mark Joseph Arisgado, “Naglalakad Ka Lang Kanina” (spoken word)

Nestie Villaviray, “Millennials” (spoken word)

Debbie Bartolo, “Si Darna at ang Roleta ng Kapalaran” (short play)

Christian Apostol, “Ang Maykapal” (spoken word)

Jon Michael Oleo, “Jeepocalypse” (short play) and “Bakit Di Ako Naman” (song)

Madel Morales, “Dalawang Mukha” (spoken word)

Sharmaine Victoria, “Pundidong Ilaw Ng Tahanan” (spoken word)

Toni Panagu. “Mangga” (spoken word)

In between the line-up are comedic acts from Sergio Belarus and Chip Balbuena of Comedy Cartel and an open mic night will follow.

“It’s always been exciting to see raw, amazing talent among the teens and twenty-somethings today. But more importantly, it’s exhilarating to know that this generation, in a way, is aware of what’s happening in our country. They aren’t only interested in memes, viral videos, and other social media trends. They have something valuable to say— and that’s why we’re here to give them space where they can freely speak their minds.” Bernalyn Sastrillo, a playwright, filmmaker, and a children’s book author who helped screen the performers’ entries

Drama, Comedy, and Para Sa Bayan

“It all started as a joke, really. I told Leah that with all the things happening in the Philippines, all you can do is laugh. It’s really a very Filipino thing, to laugh at the face of adversity. So what we’re doing is to raise awareness about the state of affairs using the arts, especially comedy.” Jose Mari Carpena, stage actor who believes that the arts can and should be used not only to entertain but also to educate

“Some of the issues in our country today are so bizarre that they make us laugh and cry at the same time. We want to create a safe space for people to express their views about our society regardless of political color. Hopefully, this could help clear the air among Filipinos who think they are against each other but really only want the best for the Philippines.” Leah D. Rasay, founder of Husay Company


About Husay Company

Husay Company (formerly Husay Talents) is a startup social enterprise that seeks to inspire individuals and communities to use their performing arts talent as their livelihood, as well. Their goal is to become the go-to platform that eases the business operations in the performing arts industry. They value social impact in terms of providing job opportunities to talented but underprivileged individuals and creating programs that improve lives. www.husay.company

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Iyak-Tawa tickets are at P300 each. Proceeds from the show will help Husay Company boost their programs for target beneficiaries who are out-of-school youth, juvenile delinquents, and homeless youth.

Feel free to contact Husay Company for tickets at (0917) 518-3962, husaytalents@gmail.com or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/HusayTalents.