Tanghalan, the theatre laboratory arm headed by UPLB faculty of theatre and director for theatre, television and film Professor Joey Ting serves as the artistic director, is staging the German post-modern masterpiece titled ‘Offending The Audience – Pilipinas’ with a Filipino translation by fellow UPLB faculty of literature and young playwright Om Velasco.
It actually opened on Wednesday, November 19 and still has two final runs today, November 21 at Maquiling Performance Garden, 6 and 8pm, respectively.
This academic year 2014-2015, the UPLB Department of Humanities revives the use of the space (Maquiling Performance Garden) and the reactivation of the UP BOR-approved arts umbrella organization UPLB Samasining, a non-stock non-profit arts organization under the said department in line with the promotion, development and institutionalizing arts-related projects in the field of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film and literature among UPLB students and faculty members.
The said production features UPLB student-actors that include KC Abila, Ken Acuesta, Alden Anselmo, Jaybert Arban, John Patrick Bantug, Russel Capistrano, Vince Duller, Vince Gatan, Rinette Gayoma, Xareena Lomarda, Lance Marcelino, Kristel Matanguihan, Patrick Nitura, Carla Nobleza, Maxine Ramos, Neil Raagas, Xavier Roxas, Xearis Sangalang, Josiah Santos, Sarina Sasaki and Elmaz Sobrevega with acting class scholars Cathleen Agullana, Alecks Ambayec, Mark Ian Billante, Colleen Cabili, Marie Carmona, Miguel Cordon, Nikki Culing, Keira Eco, Steph Labarentos, Noelle Labrador, Pat Legardo, Micah Musa, Eunice Pacia, Dave Soltura, Alfred Dalisay, Amanda Rhodes, Karen Bautista, Camille Arigo, Regina Onnagan, Charisse Encina and UPLB Alumnus Lester Avan.
Joining in the artistic team includes UPLB faculty-mentors and artists — Kulay Labitigan (production design), Rudyard Pesimo (choreography), Toto De La Cruz (dramaturgy), Eljay Sanidad (managing direction) with student-artists Yuri Sta. Maria (sound) and Kian Beltran (original music).
‘Offending the Audience’ is a play by Austrian writer Peter Handke. It is sometimes called an “anti-play” because of its renouncements of theatricality. It was originally published in German under the title Publikumsbeschimpfung (which better translates as ‘Insulting the Audience’. It premiered in June 1966 at the Theatre am Turm in Frankfurt, Germany as part of the Experimental Theatre Week. The play was first produced in London in 1970 at the Almost Free Theatre in Soho by the Interaction Arts Cooperative’s TOC (The Other Company) directed by the Israeli writer and theatre director, Naftali Yavin, the cast included Andrew Norton, Judy Monahan and Jan Chappell.
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Offending The Audience