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Friday, October 12, 2007

Invite to “Theater Talk Atbp” on Oct. 27

Hey there, blogging lovers! (I’m assuming that those who watch The McVie Show are bloggers themselves, hehehe.)

Have you always been interested in theater but felt intimidated by the theaterati? Do your eyes—and your brain—glaze over when you hear words like “mimesis”, “pathos” and “upstaged”? Don’t know where “stage left” and “stage right” are?

Well, you don’t need to know any of those words to appreciate theater (knowing them won’t hurt, though). And who better to tell you that than someone who straddles the hifalutin’ world of theater and the industrial grime of showbiz—and flourishes in both!

* * * * * and ManilaGayGuy, with the help of Gibbs Cadiz, are inviting 20 bloggers to “Theater Talk Atbp,” with multi-awarded writer-director Floy Quintos. This informal, animated, and interactive chikahan session on theater appreciation will be on October 27, Saturday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the PLDT/Smart Exhibition Hall of the PETA Theater Center on 5 Sunnyside Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.

This is a rare opportunity for bloggers to learn from someone who has had extensive experience in theater, television, show business, and the arts.

This event is free, and you won’t starve (yes, there’s free merienda and there will be a raffle too!), but they only have slots for 20 bloggers, so head on over to this site and register. (In case the 20 slots have been filled, please register anyway; they’ll try to accommodate you when someone backs out at the last minute.)

The organizers have only one condition: click on the ads in my blog. I’m just kidding. Really. Their only condition is that you blog about this experience. They promise it will be priceless.

And maybe, just maybe, you might know the meaning of “mimesis”, “pathos” and “upstaged”, and find out the difference between “stage left” and “stage right”.

I will also be there, so if you wanna approach me to personally demand an apology about any of my previous posts… gudlak sa ‘yo. But I can explain what “mimesis”, “pathos”, “upstaged”, “stage left” and “stage right” mean.


TheBachelorGirl said...

Hi Joel,

It's Lorna Lopez, the sister of Weng Lopez. I got here from Gibbs' blog. This is such a wonderful idea, I just wish it was on another day.

I was hoping to invite you to a bloggers only Into the Woods interview. It's sponsored by New Voice Company on 27 October 2007 6-8pm in Makati (Rehearsal venue still TBA).

I hope you don't mind the shout out.

BTW, Weng and I are now into buying shows. Thank you for the insightful review of Avenue Q.

To theatre,

joelmcvie said...

LORNA! Holee sheeeeth! @%&$*! Even teleportation or levitation cannot help me attend both. Cloning is the only option. Darn. However, if you want to discuss other options (a one-on-one interview on another date? a podcast interview also?) I'm open to it. Just email me (link is found in my profile).

Pls. do say hi to Weng for me. :-)