DUP Hudyat

The 43rd Theatre Season of Dulaang UP and the 27th Theatre Season of UP Playwrights’ Theatre is a call to arms— a response to the signs of the times and an initiative towards innovation, thus the theme HUDYAT: Pagkilala, Pag-alaala, Pagpapahalaga.

Featured are three plays that are promised to uphold the artistic boldness that the company takes pride in for over four decades. DUP, known not only for its wide range of repertoire but also for being a creative collaboration between theatre professionals and students, offers the first two productions this season. UPPT, founded under DUP to exclusively stage works of Filipino playwrights, offers the third and final production this season.

The season lineup includes:

Six Characters in Search of an Author / Anim na Tauhang Naghahanap ng May-akda
by Luigi Perandillo
(Dulaang UP)

A masterpiece of modern theater written in 1921, Six Characters in Search of an Author / Anim na Tauhang Naghahanap ng May-Akda is a meta-drama revolving around six characters looking for an author to finish their tragic stories. The play takes the audience into a rumination on the distinction between illusion and reality.

Filipino Translation by: Rody Vera
Directed by: Tony Mabesa



The Dressing Room: That Which Flows Away Ultimately Becomes Nostalgia /
Ang Dressing Room: Kung Saan Lubusang Pangungulila ang Dulot ng Agos ng Panahon
by Shimizu Kunio
(Dulaang UP)

After a successful run in 2016, The Dressing Room returns to the Guerrero Stage for Dulaang UP’s 43rd Theatre Season. The play relives the aspirations, memories, and resolutions of four actresses waiting for their cue. By turns tragic and comic, this drama offers insights about actors, the theatre, aging, surviving and moving on. The Dressing Room is produced by special arrangement with playwright Chiori Miyagawa.

Adaptation by: Chiori Miyagawa
English translation by: John K. Gillespie
Filipino Translation by: Rody Vera
Directed by: Alexander C. Cortez

Nana Rosa
by Rody Vera
(UP Playwrights’ Theatre)

Nana Rosa recounts the life of Rosa Henson, the first Filipino to publicly come out as a Comfort Woman in 1992. It follows Nana Rosa’s story, from her early years in Pampanga, to her capture during the Second World War, going public, and her later years after coming out as a Comfort Woman.

Directed by: Jose Estrella

For ticket, show-buying, and sponsorship inquiries, you may contact Gio Dexter Santos (0916 555 2782) and/or Erika Lava (0906 224 1034). You may also call the Dulaang UP Office (Tel. No. 926-1349 / 981-8500 local 2449 or send an e-mail to

Tags : #DUP43HUDYAT#UPPT27Hudyat
Orly S. Agawin

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Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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