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Defying the Cosmos in Agnoia

Defying the Cosmos in Agnoia

Letters
By RYAN PIOLO U. VELUZ AMID the silent crowd, a voice of a yearning woman echoes. She is a mother conversing with her children to reconcile their shattered relationship with their patriarch before his pending demise. Meanwhile, another woman cries out her desire to achieve the totality of herself; a pressured teenage boy wavers on the expectations of his sister and his lover; a confused and fearful student pursues her forbidden love with her professor. They are all plagued with fear, skepticism, and varying perspectives of their fate; of being either comfortable with whatever the stars have to offer or standing strong and taking control of their future. Teatro Tomasino’s production, Agnoia, was written by acclaimed playwright, Liza Magtoto, and directed by Lendro Enore. The s
Singhap: Unleashing the Chaos Within

Singhap: Unleashing the Chaos Within

Letters
By ADRIAN PAUL L. TAÑEDO LOVE EXISTS in dimensions that humans haphazardly traverse. It is a force that is capable of transcending all social constructs. It is an emotion that everyone is able to feel and recognize, and it is powerful enough to make familiar or foreign souls realize a mutual longing for each other. However, humans also put restrictions on the force of love. Society dictates compatibility between lovers based on social strata and gender. Humans tend to suppress their own urge to reach out for love in fear of the unknown lurking within their hearts, causing them to lose their true form that is dormant within themselves. Nonetheless, when humans realize that there is only so much that they can repress, they find out that a berserk catharsis severs the chains that fas
DISMISSAL: Of Justice and Love’s Complexities

DISMISSAL: Of Justice and Love’s Complexities

Letters
By KRIZIA MAICA G. MAGBITANG A CLASSROOM has always been a place that embodies a learning environment. It is where students come to study and where teachers come to impart knowledge and teach values. Teatro Tomasino’s twinbill production, Dismissal, alters this view and a classroom is no longer shown as a safe space. Through Teatro's two plays, the classrom transforms into a hostile place for underprivileged students and a setting for an old lovers’ unexpected reunion. The first play, Isang Mukha ng Pandaraya written by Oggie Arcenas and directed by Leah Zamorras, tackles the paradox of inflicting justice and the inequality toward people with two different social standings in life. Amor Cruzado (Nathalie Estrada) files a case of Academic Dishonesty against her classmate Isador