Monday, July 1, 2013

Labfest Virgin

Finally, after 8 years of being a labfest "virgin", I got to watch my first play last Sunday! :)

Virgin Labfest is a theater festival that celebrates budding playwrights and showcases their "untried, untested, unstaged plays". It runs for about two weeks at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is now in its 9th year  and runs from June 26 to July 7.

I don't really know why it took me this long to finally catch a show. Imagine, 8 years has already passed and I only try it now?? Well, after my first labfest experience, all I can say is, what have I been doing all these years??
My godsister urged me to catch a screening with her. We picked a Sunday afternoon schedule for practical purposes and I'm glad we did because it happened to be a special feature on Virgin Labfest favorites from last year. I think it's one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much because my first labfest experience  featured the BEST of last year and not surprisingly, they did not disappoint! It was the best way to introduce me to what the virgin labfest had to offer.

The one-act plays were really enjoyable! I liked how the plots were simple yet deep enough to make an impact. But of course with this kind of festival, the thing that would really draw you in is how GOOD the acting is. You would appreciate how good theater actors really are! The script is just one part of it, the thing with a good production is how every little detail contributes to the entire experience. There are so much room for mistakes and yet there they are, drawing you in, making you feel like you're watching a scene from a movie.
I had so much fun at the Labfest! If time would permit it, I'd like to catch another show this week. There really is something very special about "untried, untested, unstaged plays". It's their novelty that lends 'em that quintessential appeal. Congratulations Virgin Labfest 9!

*The Virgin Labfest runs from June 26 to July 7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City


  1. We might have watched the same set. Unang Regla was a riot! Lol

    1. We probably did! Enjoyed Unang Regla too but it was Mga Kuneho that really got to me (probably because Chrome Cosio was so good there!) :P


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