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We collectively condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing unprovoked aggression against the Ukrainian people.

We send a message of support and solidarity to our friends and colleagues working in theatre and universities in the Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and elsewhere who have been impacted by these events, or who are suffering due to their speaking out against these events.

We pledge to work pro-actively with Ukrainian theatre groups and those undertaking university theatre activities by reaching out to them and seeking communication and collaboration in the spirit of advocacy and encouragement.

Greetings from the Cultural Center of the Philippines!

It is with great joy that we bring you good news about the reopening and scheduled live theater performances of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Keeping up with the new normal, we are kicking off with the VIRGIN LABFEST, an annual festival of untried, untested, and unstaged works.

When the pandemic started in 2020, VLF has continued and shifted online. In 2021, it presented archival content and focused on its educational component. This year 2022, while COVID has eased our situation and most of the performing art companies are going back live to theater, VLF17, after two years will be presented live on its debut stage – the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute on June 16 to 26, and to be streamed online on June 30 to July 10, 2022.

Now on its 17th season, the prestigious and well-loved Virgin Labfest has been known for supporting the development of plays and educating and mentoring young playwrights.

Hoping you can join us!


Link to the event

Updated: Jul 18


The expression "theatre of collectivities" covers a wide range of stage practises, enabling considerations of their diversity but also of their hibridity and their evolving energy (for example. first nations theatre, those of ethno-cultural minorities, theatre for those living with disabilities, theatre from LGTQ- communities, regional and local theatrical groups, theatre in school groups, institutional theatre, in prisons, etc.). The symposium offers the opportunity for practitioners, theorists, critics, historians and administrators to discuss the topics of "theatres of collectives" based on five avenues of reflection:

  • Historical, epistemological and theaoretical perspectives

  • Aesthetics objectives, innovative practices

  • Militant engagement: social, identity-based, political demands; actions for and from the milieu

  • Organizational challenges and their modes of functioning

  • Practices of reception: how shoud we see and critique the theatre of the collectives?

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