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Workshop Summary: Day 4

Workshop Session 11: Bridge Rebuca Luna Sicat-Cleto facilitates a craft lecture through a writing exercise and then asks for her co-fellow Dennis Marasigan to explain what the fourth wall is, a concept that Bridge Rebuca capitalized on when she wrote Transient Lovers. The play follows a dialogue between the two main characters, a boy and […]

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Workshop Summary: Day 3

Workshop Session 7: Abigail James Ghosts are often used by playwrights for several reasons, said Layeta Bucoy in a craft lecture about using such characters as narrative agents in drama and theater. She urged everyone to take this into consideration in the discussion for Abigail James’ Birhen, a play about a 22-year-old albularya in Bukidon, […]

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Workshop Summary: Day 2

Workshop Session 4: Kwesi Junsan For Malou Jacob, it’s important for a playwright to immerse herself into the culture and community of the people whose story she’s trying to tell. Herself a fan of immersions and research, Jacob stresses the need for playwrights to put a focus on characterization. One of the prominent points of […]

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Workshop Summary: Day 1

Expectations from the Workshop Joined by National Artist for Theater Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio, for whom the workshop is named, the 4th Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW) formally began at the University Hotel in UP Diliman with a discussion of everyone’s expectations from the four-day workshop. This year’s cycle focuses on the one-act play, and many of […]

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Schedule for the 4th Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop

Day 1 (August 15) 08:30-09:00 Welcome Ceremonies09:00-10:00 Expectations and Orientation10:00-10:15 Coffee Break10:15-10:30 Craft Lecture: Vladimeir Gonzales10:30-12:00 Session 1: Cold Feet by Jaymar Castro Moderator: Vladimeir Gonzales12:00-13:15 Lunch Break13:15-13:30 Craft Lecture: Dennis Marasigan13:30-14:00 Session 2: Conduct C by Rose Angelica Ruiz Moderator: Dennis Marasigan14:00-15:15 Coffee Break and Hotel Check-in15:15-15:30 Craft Lecturer: Herlyn Alegre15:30-17:00 Session 3: Bold […]

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