The year 2020 has pushed theater-makers in our country to venture into a fairly new platform to continue making art. The online community became a bigger space for artists to continue their crafts and present it to a larger audience. Selected theater students from Batch 2019 of University of the Philippines-Diliman, are taking part in distributing advocacy plays to the online community. They’re partnering with organizations such as Alay Sining and Tulong Kabataan-UP Diliman to bring inspiring stories and to raise donations for the struggling communities affected by the pandemic.
About the Plays
Pagmulat is an online theater event and donation drive. It features a series of real account stories from various sectors of the society amidst this COVID-19 pandemic. Diverse perspectives starting from a homeless man in “Silang Walang Tahanan” which is written by Sher-anne Rediang and directed by Kiko de Paz. The story of our hardworking PUJ drivers and street vendors in “Ugong ng Bangketa ” written by Valerie Pimentel and Christian Degala and directed by Roni Fortuna will also be performed. Headline topics such as the Philippine Press freedom and dilemma about online classes will be highlighted in the play “Pa,” written by Kristina Babiera and directed by Malvin Ramos and “Zoom In” written by Valerie Pimentel and RJ Ebalobo and direction of Vic Deseo. Lastly, the overseen perspective of children during these unusual times in “Ang Bakit list nina Anghelo” written by Valerie Pimentel, directed by Leandro Lim with the support of Bea Vigilia.
When and Where
The performances and other surprise events can be viewed via Facebook live of Alay Sining Page (facebook.com/AlaySining) which has more than 11,000 subscribers. Shows are scheduled on Sept 10 (7 pm) , Sept 11 (5 pm and 7 pm) and Sept 12 (5 pm and 7pm).
Donation Drive Details
This event is in support of the Kusinang Diliman project of Tulong Kabataan – UP Diliman. Formed in 2014, Kusinang Diliman was originally a volunteer network of students and youth for those affected by calamities. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, they focused their work on communities gravely affected by the lockdown in the country, namely: Krus na Ligas (K.N.L), Pook na Malinis, and Villages A, B, and C. To alleviate the struggles that families in these communities face amidst the pandemic, the Kusinang Diliman mainly provides nutritious meals and sustenance. The proceeds of Pagmulat, as a project, will aid the Kusinang Diliman to continue providing meals for families in the Diliman community.
Monetary donations can be sent in the following accounts:
Nina Neriza P. Sinoy
Keana Sumi Nerona
Patricia Emerie Dela Pena
Keana Sumi Nerona
Paypal (Friends and Family Transfer)
Patricia Emerie Dela Peña
Keana Sumi Nerona
Para sa detalye ukol sa pagpapadala ng in-kind na donasyon (pagkain, toiletries, PPEs), kontakin si Dane sa 09459628548 o magpadala ng mensahe sa Tulong Kabataan-UP Diliman page. For in-kind donations such as food, toiletries, PPEs, etc. you may contact 09459628548 and look for Dane Lumaque or send a message on Tulong Kabataan-UP Diliman Page (facebook.com/updtulongkabataan).
This theatre event and donation drive is brought to you by Krista Bulaong and Ravelyn Dar Juan (production managers), assisted by BJ Jose. Marketing and Promotions headed by Bea Abelinde and Externals headed by Denise Villaluz and Pat Maliwat.
Saama-sama tayo sa Pagmulat ngayong ika-10 hanggang ika-12 ng Setyembre!