Venue : Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Bulwagang Amado Hernandez, Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Tanghalang Manuel Conde
Time : No set time
(But usually 3pm and 8pm)
Date : Jun 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 2009
Jul 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 2009

Tickets to the Virgin Labfest are at P200 for main exhibition sets, P100 for the symposium and “Pay What You Can” for play readings.

For more details, please contact Tanghalang Pilipino at 832-3661, or the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

Untried, untested, unpublished and unstaged plays from playwrights emerging and established find barebones staging in this theater festival of new works now on its fifth year; Directors, actors, designersand staff from various theater companies in Metro Manila converge in this two week festival that also features a Workshop for first time playwrights, talkbacks, and the book launch of the “Best of the Virgin Labfest”.

To check out the specific schedules, click here:

You can also download festival guide and/or calendar here:


Since the poster print is too small as well as for your easy reference, here are the sets:

SET A – School of Life

(Mga Dulang Walang Pinag-aralan)
June 23: 3pm, 8pm
July 4: 8pm
July 5: 3pm

by Job Pagsibigan, to be mounted by Sipat Lawin Ensemble

Ang Huling Lektyur ni Misis Reyes
by Tim Dacanay, directed by Hazel Gutierrez

Isang Mukha ng Pandaraya
by Oggie Arcenas, directed by Roli Inocencio


SET B – It’s Complicated

(The Buhul-Buhol Trilogy)
June 24: 3pm, 8pm
July 3: 8pm
July 4: 3pm

by J. Dennis Teodosio, directed by Roobak Valle

Ang Mamanugangin ni Rez
by Clarissa Estuar, directed by Paolo O’Hara

So Sangibo A Ranon Na Piyatay O Satiman A Tadman
by Rogelio Braga directed by Riki Benedicto


SET C – Blood Sports (Trilohiyang Dinuguan)
June 25: 3pm, 8pm
July 3, 3pm
July 5: 8pm

Kitchen Medea
by Kiyokazu Yamamoto directed by Yoshida Toshihisa

Doc Resurrecion: Gagamutin ang Bayan
by Layeta Bucoy, directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio

by George de Jesus III, directed by George de Jesus III


SET D – The Family That _______s Together (Tatlong Dulang Walang Diyos)
June 26: 3pm, 8pm
June 30: 3pm
July 2: 8pm

Boy-Girl ang Gelpren ni Mommy
by Sheilfa Alojamiento, directed by Carlo Pacolor Garcia

by Reuel Molina Aguila, directed by Edna Vida

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
by George Vail Kabristante, directed by Paul Santiago


SET E – Life is a Trap

(Three Plays in Search of Escape)
June 27: 3pm, 8pm
June 30: 8pm
July 1: 3pm

Isang Araw sa Peryahan
by Nicolas B. Pichay, directed by Chris Millado

by Liza Magtoto, directed by Sigrid Bernardo

Hate Restaurants
by David Finnigan, directed by J. Victor Villareal

The Virgin Labfest 4 Revisited
June 28: 3pm, 8pm
July 1: 8pm
July 2: 3pm
Ang Kalungkutan ng mga Reyna
by Floy Quintos, directed by Floy Quintos

Ang Bayot, Ang Meranao at ang Habal-Habal sa Isang Nakababagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte
By Rogelio Braga directed by Nick Olanka

Uuwi na ang Nanay kong si Darna
Job Pagsibingan’s adaptation of Uuwi na ang Nanay Kong si Darna by Edgar Samar, directed by Catherine Racsag


Bulwagang Amado Hernandez (Conference room)

June 25, 6pm
Tim Dacanay’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by himself

June 27, 6pm
Breakups and Breakdowns
by Joel Trinidad, directed by himself
Dingdong! Death Is At The Door!

June 30, 6pm

July 2, 6pm
Noong Minsan May Nanungkulan sa San Lazaro
Joshua Lim So’s adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi
Directed by Dennis Marasigan


July 3, 6pm (Tanghalang Manuel Conde)
American Huangup
directed by Chris Millado

July 5, 6pm
Creative Writing Workshop showcase
Facilitator: Glenn Sevilla Mas


A Book Launching was also held:

June 23, 6pm Little Theater
The anthology, which includes 15 plays from years 1-4 of the Virgin Labfest, will be launched on the opening day of the Virgin Labfest.


Since I completely missed last year’s Labfest, whether as audience or performer (or whatever for that matter), I will be coming in to see Labfest Revisited to watch Ang Bayot, Ang Meranao at ang Habal-Habal sa Isang Nakababagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte, along with the two other plays on its set.

It is written by our dear friend Ogie Braga, who also wrote the play I did for U.P. Repertory Company in the Labfest 3, Sa Pagdating ng Barbaro. It is directed by another dear friend Nick Olanka, who is also from the U.P. Repertory Company and also directed Sa Pagdating ng Barbaro.

I, along with other friends from the U.P. Repertory Company, will be watching Ang Bayot.. along with the two other plays on its set on June 28 either at 3pm or 8pm (but most likely 3pm).

It’s been quite some time since I last set foot on CCP…