You’ve sung along to climatic love songs of famed musicals. You’ve shed a tear or two over professions of love, deathbed scenes, and relationship drama. You’ve laughed at the comedy unfolding onstage and nodded as history played out more colorfully than you’d expected. And maybe, at one point or another, you found yourself relating to one of the characters pouring her heart out under the spotlight.
Now, prepare to take your #hugot to another level with The Sandbox Collective’s original production, NO FILTER: Let’s Talk About ME. It’s not a play, nor is it a musical. Instead, it’s dubbed as a monologue series by millennials for millennials ABOUT millennials.
Confused yet? Read on to get the lowdown on this exciting new production that’s set to liven up RCBC Plaza Makati’s Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium from July 25 to August 25.
1. It’s like no other monologue you’ve witnessed before.
Think “monologue” equates to boring? Well, The Sandbox Collective aims to redefine your experience of it by interspersing monologues with multimedia performances.
The subject matter? Anything millennial—from social media to finding love and your place in the world, whether it’s on-line or off. Written by some of today’s biggest voices including Wanggo Gallaga, Anna Canlas, Audrey Carpio, Anna Oposa, and more, these monologues explore the ins and outs of the so-called “Generation WHY.”
“There’s a certain perception of us millennials,” shares director and executive producer Toff de Venecia, “millennials being known for our excessiveness, entitlement, and narcissism.” He adds, “What we are doing through the show, in essence, is demystifying the millennial, and moving the conversation, warts and all, from page to stage.”
So if you’re looking to gain insight on how we millennials think or simply want to hear about your peers’ experiences, NO FILTER is the production for you.
2. It features some very familiar—and beautiful—faces.
There’s nothing like engaging personalities to get you sucked into a performance, and it looks like NO FILTER will deliver on this front. With an eclectic cast that wears plenty of other hats in addition to acting, you’re bound to find a voice that resonates with you.
Maybe it’s “Pambansang Bestie” Cai Cortez and theater maven Sarah Facuri, both of whom have found their place onstage. Or maybe it’s model-turned-actor Mikael Daez and commercial cutie Micah Muñoz, who are known for their acting chops and a host of other talents in addition to their swoon-worthy looks.
Both younger siblings of popular celebrities, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Lauren Young have successfully made their own mark on TV, film, and fashion. Also proving that it is possible to shine as individuals even in families of achievers are all-around performer Khalil Kaimo and Manila’s Social Media Princess, Saab Magalona-Bacarro. Lauren Young and Saab Magalona-Bacarro will be functioning as alternates, as will Cai Cortez and Sarah Facuri, and Mikael Daez and Micah Muñoz.
With impressive resumes and tons of experience under their collective belt, the “Great Eight”—as they’re called—are reason enough to swipe right on this unique theater date.
You’ve only got two weekends to catch NO FILTER: Let’s Talk About ME at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Watch it on July 25, 3pm and 8pm; July 26, 3pm; July 31, 8pm; August 1, 8pm; or August 2, 3pm.
Call The Sandbox Collective at 585-6909 or 0917-8996680 for ticket inquiries and more. You can also buy tickets through TICKETWORLD at 891-9999.
All images courtesy of The Sandbox Collective
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