The Virgin Labfest, now on its fourth year, has earned a solid reputation for its exciting and provocative line-up of “untried, untested, unpublished and unstaged” one-act plays from playwrights both young and old. The lineup for Virgin Labfest 4 includes plays by National Artist F. Sionil Jose, award-winning playwrights Layeta Bucoy, Tim Dacanay, Allan Lopez, Job Pagsibigan, Debbie Tan and Dennis Teodosio, as well as newcomers such as Carlo Garcia, Anna Marie Gonzales, Jovi Miroy, Khavn de la Cruz and Malaysian writer Koh Jun Eiow.
Among those tapped to direct the plays are Virgin Labfest “veterans” Niel de Mesa, George de Jesus III, Cats Racsag, Tuxqs Rutaquio, Roobak Valle, J. Victor Villareal and Toshiisa Yoshida, and festival first-timers Dennis Gupa, Chris Millado, Floy Quintos, Paolo O’Hara, Leo Rialp and Tiffany Santuyo. Rody Vera is the Festival’s Artistic Director.
The auditions are open to all actors and actresses 18 years and above. Everyone is expected to bring two photos (a head shot and full-body shot) as well as a resume, and they may be asked to read scenes from some of the festival plays.
The Virgin Labfest 4 runs June 25-July 6 and is presented by the Writers Bloc and Tanghalang Pilipino with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. For further inquiries, please call the CCP Dramatic Arts Division at 8321125 local 1600, or Tanghalang Pilipino at 8323661, or send an SMS to 0928-5054424.
PLUS: The Virgin Labfest 4 lineup of plays below.