MATA Productions debuts with MNL Trapik

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MATA Productions stages its maiden production MNL Trapik, a trilogy of one-act plays about human trafficking as part of Fringe Manila Arts Festival 2018.

Under the direction of Chris Dagsil and the supervision of DUP Former Artistic Director, Prof. Alexander Cortez, MNL Trapik plays around the idea of how Manila has “traffic” issues other than transportation matters. The aim of the production is to spread awareness about this pressing issue, and encourage a call to action of the general public and those in positions of capacity and power.

MATA Productions is a new theater organization founded by MA Theatre Arts students from UP Diliman bound by a single purpose which is love for theatre. The name is a metaphor for “seeing” because as aspiring theatre scholars and practitioners, the members seek to utilize theatre in order to open eyes, present life in a lens, and make the audience see for themselves.

The cast includes Alecks Ambayec (as Jovie in “Ate”), Esteban Fulay Jr. (as Jace in “Ate”), Goddess Amparo (as Sarah in “Cherry Blossom Eskapo”), and Ali Hooshmand (as Andrew in “Cherry Blossom Eskapo”), and Micah Musa (in the title role of “Eva Hamok”).

The artistic and production team include EmmanMante (playwright), Leonard Gan (dramaturg),  Nico Varona (production manager), MelitonRoxas (lighting designer), Ajee Garcia (set designer), and Roger Federico (stage manager).

The show will run on February 10, 11, 17, and 18 5 pm and 7 pm the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Teatro Papet Museo in  Teachers Village, Quezon City.

For ticket, show-buying, and sponsorship inquiries, kindly contact Alecks Ambayec at 09173490917 or