ONCE A PANAHON: A Trilogy of 1 Act Plays


9th Studios Creative Hub proudly brings ONCE A PANAHON: A Trilogy of 1 Act Plays by Juliene Mendoza which will run on March 21, 22, 28 & 29 (8:00 pm) at the 9th Studios Creative Hub, 9th floor, Dominion Building, Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.

These 30-minute plays are products of writing workshops conducted by award winning playwright George de Jesus from 2012 to 2017. One of the plays, Collector’s Item even made it to The Virgin Labfest. These stories are pure fiction, slightly odd and surreal: Clowning Around is a quirky love story about a Clown and an emotionally unstable girl. Collector’s Item is about best friends, a bully and a nerd, fighting over a college crush. The third story is loosely adapted from The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, and tells the story of the Gardener of an Enchanted Garden, and his dilemma of choosing life or death in the twilight of his years.

This is the first project of Juliene Mendoza as producer teaming up with his partners at the 9th Studios Creative Hub, one of the newest venues for creative projects. The 9th Studios provides a space for dance, fitness, art and music events as well as workshops, seminars and lectures. With ONCE A PANAHON, the 9th Studios rounds off its image as a theater performance venue as well.

Vincent Pajara and Iggi Siasoco

This show is made more exciting with the participation of some of Philippine Theater’s most promising talents. Jon Abella, Matel Patayon, Vincent Pajara, Iggi Siasoco and Abe Autea. Along with Juliene Mendoza, they are also part of the musical DEKADA ‘70 from Blackbox Productions. Lissa del Valle and Jun Ofracio are music and theater performers and partners at the 9th Studios who have impressive performance resumes including local and internationally acclaimed productions. Lissa as member of the band Midlife Crisis, and Jun Ofracio as cast of Miss Saigon for several years.

Abe Autea

These stories are brought to life by directors, John Mark Yap, who directed LARO from Artist Playground in 2019, and Fitz Bitaña, co-director of Tanghalang Pilipino’s Lam-ang. Lending his production design talents is music producer, composer and The 9th Studio partner Roy Del Valle of Roar Audio Productions. Original band member Koko Marbella of Labuyo, provides the production’s music score.

ONCE A PANAHON is sponsored by Roar Audio Productions, Hues n Cues and Jay Marketing,

Ticket price is only P500 each. For inquiries, please call: 02-7299685 / 09177160278 or 09228966869. or message the FB page The 9th Studios Creative Hub.

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