Positive Reinforcement (Writing Challenge Day 5)

(based on Miko Tizon’s Zoo)   FORTUNE is running around the playpark. Frisky, he claws his way up a pole, only to jump down after a few steps. He rushed towards the wall… Continue reading

The Naked Man (Writing Challenge Day 4)

A naked man is tied up on a thick pole. His arms are stretched way above his head, tied up in a clean knot. His eyes are blindfolded, his mouth gagged. His nipples… Continue reading

Postgrad (Writing Challenge Day 3)

Three idiots are typing on one laptop.   MAN 1 …And that’s how you open the word processor.   MAN 2 So, eeeee, how do you start typing?   MAN 3 How do… Continue reading

The New Shoes (Writing Challenge Day 2)

The New Shoes   Two men are tugging a pair of shoes.   MAN 1 I said it’s mine!   MAN 2 Liar!   A giant shoebox falls.

Theatrical Gender (Writing Challenge Day 1)

A man and four women are crouching on the stage.   MAN Offstage, man is a rarity.   The man starts to juggle bras and moon-shaped trinkets.   WOMEN (in crescendo) Crying ladies… Continue reading

Like the Rain

an adaptation of Noni Queano’s “Strange How the Slow Rain” Elena is seen inside a nipa hut, staring outside the window. It is raining. Artemio comes in, soaking wet. ARTEMIO Thank god you’re… Continue reading

Truth in the Theater

FORTUNE-TELLER Theater is all about fake predictions. The fortune teller walks around the audience area and gives a reading to the ugliest audience member. GHOST A ghost would also be gratuitously nice. (INSPIRED… Continue reading

Character Angst

CHARACTERS: Tony TAGPO: Sa laptop TONY Sa gabing ito, isa sa mga pangarap niyo ay matutupad. Sa gabing ito, isa sa inyo ay magiging karakter. Ngayon, dalawang minuto na lamang bago mag-alas-dose, handa… Continue reading

Intimacy

CHARACTERS: Helena George Chuck TAGPO: Kwarto sa Hotel Sogo, Recto; Kasalukuyan Pagtaas ng telon, makikita na si HELENA at GEORGE na nakaupo sa higaan sa Hotel Sogo. Mahabang katahimikan bago magsimula ang unang… Continue reading

Lit Majors Nga Naman

CHARACTER: MADAME X (MANGHUHULA) JOANIE (CREATIVE WRITING STUDENT) TAGPUAN: MALIIT NA SILID SA QUIAPO Pag-taas ng telon, makikita ang lamesa’t dalawang upuaan kung saan nakaupo si MADAME X at JOANIE. Sa daloy ng… Continue reading