Tanghalang Pilipino welcomes guest artists for 27th theater season

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Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), represented by Artistic Director Nanding Josef, and the Actors Company (AC) warmly welcome guest artists who have confirmed participation in various capacities for their 27th Theater Season:

Dr. Luis Gatmaitan (author of the children’s story), Layeta Bucoy (playwright of the stage version, Noel Cabangon (composer and musical director), Jed Balsamo (Assistant Musical director) Leeroy NewCostume Designer, Tessa Prieto-Valdes (as “Diwata”) for SANDOSENANG SAPATOS, an endearing childrens theater production on a father’s undying love for his daughter. Featuring the Actors Company. Direction by Tuxqs Rutaquio.

Rody Vera, as co-director/dramaturg for DER KAUFMANN, a new interpretation of National Artist Rolando Tinio’s translation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, set during the Holocaust with the Nazis rehearsing the Bard’s play with the Jewish gay prisoners as actors. An All-Actors Company production.

Abdul Candao and Clarissa Ocampo, internationally acclaimed Filipino Opera singers for SAN ANDRES B, an original Filipino Opera by National Artist Virgilio Almario and Professor Chino Toledo. Direction by Floy Quintos.

Joel Lamangan as director of National Artist Nick Joaquin’s MGA AMA, MGA ANAK, featuring some of the most respected performing artists in theater, TV and film, with the Actors Company performing as alternates of the guest artists for the roles of the young characters.

The Actors Company will also welcome back their beloved Ibalnongs, headed by Jenine Desiderio, Myke Salomon, May Bayot, Red Nuestro, Cheeno Uy Macaraig and Trixie Esteban, among others, who will first fly with them to Legazpi City in August for performances for the Bicolanos, and come back to the CCP for the rerun of TP hit IBALONG.

Watch out for the announcement on the auditions for the other important characters in the TP plays for the 27th Season, and also for the auditions for the new scholars for the Actors Company.

Tanghalang Pilipino was founded in 1987 as the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). It aims to promote Philippine theater that is rooted in centuries-old Filipino culture and history while being responsive to evolving contemporary society. Contact Tanghalang Pilipino at (02) 832-3661 or

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