Art, politics mix in Tanghalang Pilipino's 'Batang Mujahideen'


Posted at Jan 07 2020 04:24 PM

Art, politics mix in Tanghalang Pilipino's 'Batang Mujahideen' 1

MANILA -- Tanghalang Pilipino’s upcoming production titled “Batang Mujahideen” is slated to go on stage from February to March this year.

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Penned by playwright Malou Jacob and helmed by director Guelan Luarca, “Batang Mujahideen” tackles the complex interaction of the Christians and Muslims in Mindanao and how it affects the young in the region.

“This play hopes to be catalysts of empathy and social action,” says Guelan, who shares staging credits with the members of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company. “This production also features AC, not only as actors and artists, but as ethical, engaged researchers and citizens.”

With this production, Guelan hopes to highlight the connection between art and politics.

Sharing his vision about the play, Guelan said “Batang Mujahideen” will use experimental, non-traditional modes of theater production.

“Batang Mujahideen” features the members of the Actors Company, including Jonathan Tadioan, Marco Viaña, Doray Dayao, JV Ibesate, Lhorvie Nuevo, Antonette Go, Ybes Bagadiong, Manok Nellas and Eunice Pacia.