7th Drama Festival explores Moro humanities

    In celebration of the Arts Month, Apat sa Taglamig Productions Inc. organized the 7th Drama Festival which will be held at Koronadal National Comprehensive High School’s (KNCHS) Audio Visual Room, and KCC Mall of Marbel, Koronadal City. There will be a series of plays that portray Moro stories in the region.

   “This year’s theme is ‘4teen: Explore, Expose, Experience.’ The drama fest is the best venue to experience local stories, to explore the humanities of the Moros, and to expose issues that are relevant but not often talk about,” said Anna Liz Cabrido, the Festival Director of the 7th Drama Festival. 

    AST production conducted call for submissions for this year’s drama festival. There were many submissions but only seven got the spot to stage their plays on the weekends of February (February 16-17 & 23-24) until the first weekend of March (March 2). These are the following playwrights: For original - 1. HARAM by Dorren John Bernasol (General Santos City); 2. SA SALIW NG PITONG KUTITAP by Yanzy Dizon (Koronadal City); 3. ANG LIHIM NI FAISAL by Jude Ortega (Sultan Kudarat); 4. HE'S JUST GRADE 12 by Leo Dominic Padua (Koronadal City); 5. ANG PAGHULAGPOS NI ICARUS by Ciarra Andrea Layos (Matalam, North Cotabato); 6. ANG TATLONG P*TA SA NIRVANA HOTEL SA KAHABAAN NG MINDANAO AVENUE by Anna Liz Cabrido (South Cotabato); and 7. PIPIRAW by Mark Biescas (Koronadal City). For revisited plays - 1. PAGDUDUWAYA by Norman Ralph Isla (General Santos City); and 2. SI MAGGIE AT SI PHILIP by Anna Liz Cabrido (South Cotabato). 

   “Theater arts is the highest and the most intellectual discipline of arts. This is the best medium to convey important messages because of its nearness to the audience since it is performed live,” said Anna. 

   “Slowly the people of South Cotabato appreciate the theater arts. We are thankful to all schools who formed a partnership with us. The provincial government of South Cotabato, the local government unit of Koronadal and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts are also supportive of our events.” 

   Apat sa Taglamig Stage Play Production is an organization which managed to stage original one-act plays in the province of South Cotabato. It aims to create art awareness and appreciation through producing stage plays. 

   The 7th Drama Festival is one of the activities for the Arts Month celebration of South Cotabato. The annual celebration of National Arts Month started with the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683, in 1991, declaring February as National Arts Month. Over the years, NCCA, as well as private and government agencies, has been organizing events and activities to highlight the artistic brilliance of the Filipinos.



February 16-17, 2019 (at KNCHS AVR)

"Ang Lihim ni Faisal" by Jude Ortega (Sultan Kudarat) 
"Haram" by Dorren John Bernasol (General Santos City)
“Pagduduwaya” by Norman Ralph Isla (Revisited Play | General Santos City)

February 23-24, 2019 (at KNCHS AVR)

"Ang Paghulagpos ni Icarus" by Ciarra Andrea Layos, (Matalam, Cotabato Province)
"Si Maggie at si Philip" (Revisited Play) by Anna Liz Cabrido

March 2, 2019 (at KCC Mall of Marbel, 4th floor, activity area) 

"He's Just Grade 12" by Leo Dominic Padua (Koronadal City)
"Ang Tatlong P*ta sa Nirvana Hotel sa Kahabaan ng Mindanao Avenue" by Anna Liz Cabrido (South Cotabato)
“Pipiraw” by by Mark Biescas (Koronadal City) 

For ticket reservation, you can drop a message to Apat Sa Taglamig Facebook page