Thursday, June 18, 2009

Virgin Labfest 5 blog contest: Win these prizes!

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[Update: Winners here]

There is no official Virgin Labfest blog contest this year (last year there was, organized by the Writers' Bloc and Tanghalang Pilipino), but this blog is putting one up--thanks to some office freebies I've been able to hoard for prizes.

The rules
1. Watch any or all of the plays featured in Virgin Labfest 5 and blog about them--in whatever way you choose. There are 6 main sets. You may write about only one set, or all of them; whether in English or Filipino, I don't particularly mind. No editorial input from me; your honest opinion is what counts. And though I'd be delighted to read one, I'm not expecting a formal review. (See our earlier Cinderella contest for reference, and a roundup of last year's Virgin Labfest 4 Blogfest winners if you need pegs for your own posts.)

2. Once your entry is up, leave a comment/link here or e-mail your entry to gibbs_c@yahoo.com, with “Virgin Labfest 5” as subject. For Multiply users, leave a comment/link in my Multiply site.

3. The entries will be winnowed down to the Top Three. I'll ask two other people to help me read all the entries.

4. The contest runs June 23-July 5, or the entire run of the Labfest. Winners will be announced on or before July 10, through e-mail and an entry here.

The prizes
First prize: a copy of Preview Art, “a stunning, limited-edition collection of images from the Philippines' most provocative visual artists,” released to celebrate Preview Magazine's 150th issue. Retail prize: P1,000. Plus, an exclusive autographed copy of Sinta and Other Plays, by the legendary teacher and theater mentor Onofre Pagsanghan of Ateneo's Dulaang Sibol. Exclusive, because the book, which collects four of Mr. Pagsi's seminal plays and/or adaptations (Doon Po Sa Amin, Sinta, Adarna, Sa Kaharian ng Araw) is not available anywhere, but was published privately as a gift to Mr. Pagsi by some of his former students. Mr. Pagsi has donated autographed copies of the book for use as prizes here.

Second prize: A pair of white original Havaianas (size 37-38), with a blue Havaianas bag included in the package. If the pair isn't to your size or liking, win it for your mother, sister, brother, beau or fiancee. Plus, a copy of Sinta and Other Plays.

Third prize: A gift pack from Zen Zest consisting of bottles of room fragrance, linen spray and aromatherapy oil. Plus, a copy of Sinta and Other Plays.

Let me further explain why, among these prizes, I consider the Sinta anthology the most precious--as I hope you would, too. The four plays contained here are an initial summation of the trailblazing, at times historic but still underappreciated role that Mr. Pagsi holds in the development of Philippine theater. Filipino Librarian aka Von Totanes' succinct introduction mentions “the importance of his adaptation of Thornton Wilder's Our Town into Doon Po Sa Amin--one of the first in the Philippines--during a time when most, if not all, plays being produced were in English; the significance of Dulaang Sibol, a high school theater group, as one of the first theater groups to consistently produce plays in the vernacular; [and] the lasting effects that Mr. Pagsi and Dulaang Sibol had--not just on the Ateneo theater tradition, but also on the evolution of Filipino theater as it broke free from its dependence on English plays...”

It's a document, in short--a rare, valuable one, not for sale anywhere and signed by Mr. Pagsi himself.

And the point of all this? Here I go again: Do you remember the good shows you caught this year? Blog about them. The artists responsible for the diverting--perhaps even revelatory or life-altering--evenings you had at the theater would appreciate being remembered for their efforts. If, on the other hand, you didn't think a show was worth it, write about that, too. Honest criticism is as valuable as avid praise, and theater--the art form as well as the industry--would benefit as much from the aesthetic vision of its practitioners as from the candid feedback of its audience. The larger point, here and now, is to CARE that it exists at all.

I thank you, and world peace. Whew, preyssure!

Please help me inform everyone about the Virgin Labfest and this contest by reposting in your blogs and/or mentioning in your Facebook and Twitter. See you at CCP!

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45 comments:

gilbert.francia said...

Please clarify: duration is July 23 to July 5?

gibbs cadiz said...

hey GILBERT, it's JUNE 23-JULY 5. thanks for spotting the error. fixed it now. join ka ha. :)

wanderingcommuter said...

a bum is very interested... hehehe

Turismoboi said...

guzto ko ng havi bag hehehe!

cb :: 林偉文 said...

i saw a couple of plays sa virgin labfest a few years ago. my friend was helping out with something parang ilaw yata or something. saya naman. kitakits!

Anonimus said...

I'm watching at least one set, and bringing along as many friends as I can. Our contribution to keeping theater in the Philippines alive.

If something moves me enough, I'll join.

Herbs D. said...

already saw Preview a few days ago at fullybooked. and ohmygod, im sooo loving it. could get some inspiration from it too

so bitchez, get ready-coz imma win this. hahah etchos

Lawrence Villegas said...

Gibbs, I'm done with my review. It's on my Multiply:

http://lawrencevillegas.multiply.com/journal/item/30?mark_read=lawrencevillegas:journal:30

erasmusa said...

salamat ulit, gibbs! here you go:

http://erasmusa.blogspot.com/2009/06/virgin-labfest-5-school-of-lifemga.html

Blog Mo Mukha Mo!!! said...

hi sir! share ko rin blog entry ko about labfest 5: http://iampugeda.multiply.com/reviews/item/45

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gibbs,

Here's the link to my review (Set A):
http://erosjourneys.blogspot.com/2009/06/virgin-labfest-rebyu-set-mga-dulang.html

Thanks!

Hogi said...

Hi Gibbs!

Here's mine:
http://tymeless.multiply.com/journal/item/400/Watching_Virgin_Labfest_5s_Set_C_Blood_Sports.

Thanks! =)

johnryanrecabar said...

Here's my contribution:

http://johnryanrecabar.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/a-night-of-comic-tragedy-in-isang-araw-sa-karnabal/

merman said...

gibbs, here is my entry to the contest:

http://maninisid.blogspot.com/2009/06/bilanggo.html

Eros said...

Hi Gibbs,

My review for the Set It's Complicated:

http://erosjourneys.blogspot.com/2009/06/virgin-labfest-5-review-its-complicated.html

Thanks!

johnryanrecabar said...

subok lang:

http://johnryanrecabar.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/paigan-when-the-sub-altern-dares-to-speak/

johnryanrecabar said...

I've already submitted three links because each play was reviewed in three different posts. This one is the last:

http://johnryanrecabar.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/complexity-and-disengagement-of-the-play-hate-restaurants/

Thanks

wanderingcommuter said...

pinipilit:

http://wanderingcommuter.blogspot.com/2009/06/its-complicated-indeed.html

wanderingcommuter said...

sabi nga ni cesar montano, subok lang:

http://wanderingcommuter.blogspot.com/2009/06/its-complicated-indeed.html

Schizoprano said...

Hi Gibbs!

Here is the link to my blog on the Virgin Labfest.

http://schizoprano.multiply.com/journal/item/108/Virgin_Labfest_5_June_23_-_July_5_2009

johnryanrecabar said...

Last na po ito, 'yon po eh kung magsawa na ako sa kapanonood ng mga dula o magsawa sa kasusulat ng rebyu.

http://johnryanrecabar.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/muling-pagbisita-rebyung-panteatro-ng-tatlong-dula/

Abaniko said...

Gibbs, pwede bang bayaran ko na lang yung ibinigay mong ticket. Hirap palang magsulat ng theater review. Hayz! :D

Anonymous said...

http://buenabernal.multiply.com/journal/item/139/Theater_is_Home

FabulousJV said...

hi sir gibbs,

eto po yung review ko. actually it's more of a chika or kwento sa isang friend na type ng post. sana lang po magcomment kayo. hehehe.^_^

http://iloveoprah.multiply.com/journal/item/66/Virgin_Labfest_5_Set_A_B_Review_mula_sa_perspektibo_ng_isang_batang_bangag

proletartist said...

http://proletartist.blogspot.com/2009/07/virgin-labfest-v-its-complicated.html

Anonymous said...

hi gibbs, here's my review of virgin labfest 5 "life is a trap" set

http://mossgreentrunks.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/life-is-a-trap-a-set-of-three-one-act-plays-in-virgin-labfest-5/

thanks for the tickets!

Hogi said...

Hi Gibbs!

Hahaha, this might disqualify me for blogging about the same set I already saw, but I don't mind. I just want to post this pa rin. I got to watch Set C again yesterday, and got around to blogging about it again. =)

http://tymeless.multiply.com/journal/item/404/CCP_regular..._and_more_Blood_Sports.

Anonymous said...

ENTRIES:

http://buenabernal.multiply.com/journal/item/139/Theater_is_Home

http://buenabernal.multiply.com/journal/item/138/Ang_Mga_Boses_Sa_Entablado

cheers! ;p

ACRYLIQUE said...

My entry:

http://ofcrayonsandpastels.blogspot.com/2009/07/labfest-school-life-isang-review.html

皦喨呇 toni hoshi said...

Hi there Boss! :)

I did a new review of the Virgin Labfest. Do check it out :)

Http://thestarryboy.blogspot.com :)

johnryanrecabar said...

Pahabol:

http://johnryanrecabar.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/it%E2%80%99s-complicated/

Ching said...

http://chingnicolas.multiply.com/journal/item/146/Virgin_Labfest_5_Review_School_of_Life

I know it's too late, but nevermind, just wanted gto share my review...

Ching said...

http://chingnicolas.multiply.com/journal/item/146/Virgin_Labfest_5_Review_School_of_Life

Here's my edited review. Please read again. May personal kasi eh.

And when I knew that you are extending the contest, I decided to send an entry.

merman said...

here is another one gibbs,

http://maninisid.blogspot.com/2009/07/superwoman.html

Rhodge said...

Here is my review:

http://ghv2.tabulas.com/2009/06/28/eskapo-o-kung-ano-ang-pagkakaintindi-ko-sa-mga-dulang-kabilang-sa-set-e:-life-is-a-trap/

timdacanay said...

pa-burn!

johnryanrecabar said...

This one is the last of my reviews for the set 'school of life'.

Thanks, gibbs. All the best.

http://johnryanrecabar.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/gleaning-lessons-from-school-of-life-mga-dulang-walang-pinag-aralan-with-all-due-respect-this-is-a-theater-review/

Herbs D. said...

damnit. andami ko namang ka kompitensya (-_-")

http://artisticorgasm.blogspot.com/2009/07/so-you-want-virgin.html

tell me who the 1st prize winner is asap, para makulit ko na siya para ibigay nalang sakin yung Preview :-p ahihihihihihi

Arvin Ello said...

Gibbs, an entry was submitted sa site ko: http://vintersections.blogspot.com/2009/06/virgin-labfest-5-blog-contest-win-these.html

ENTRY: http://ofcrayonsandpastels.blogspot.com/2009/07/labfest-school-life-isang-review.html

Kiko Matsing at ang kanyang Monkey said...

Two entries:

Sets C, E and F:
http://taga-ilog-special.blogspot.com/2009/07/briefly-virgin-labfest-5.html

Sets D, B and A:
http://taga-ilog-special.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-from-virgin-labfest-5.html

wanderingcommuter said...

humabol:

http://wanderingcommuter.blogspot.com/2009/07/ang-muling-pagbisita-ng-mga-pantasya.html

hahaha!

Anonymous said...

i learned about the CD. here,
one additional entry. two, revised.

http://buenabernal.multiply.com/journal/item/143/Para_mi_alegria.

http://buenabernal.multiply.com/journal/item/139/Theater_is_Home

http://buenabernal.multiply.com/journal/item/138/Ang_Mga_Boses_Sa_Entablado

Abaniko said...

Eto na Gibbs, humahabol!

*hingal, hingal*

"Life Is A Trap" Review

FabulousJV said...

Isa pang pahabol...

http://iloveoprah.multiply.com/journal/item/68/Virgin_Labfest_5_Set_C_Review_mula_sa_perspektibo_ng_isang_batang_bangag

Anonymous said...

I love this game :)

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