KATHRYN DE LA ROSA About Work Plays

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pasyon play

Pampanga, 1970, a family stages Christ's death with steel nails and real blood in the aftermath of the First Quarter Storm; Negros Occidental, 1907, a seditious script falls into the hands of a grieving teacher in the employ of the U.S. military; Manila, 1597, Pope Clement VIII sends the bones of 150 martyrs and saints to a new Spanish colony. An epic Filipino answer to Sarah Ruhl.

Queendom

When their rapper is accused of past school violence, a multinational idol girl group gathers for a dance studio war council. An inter-Asian relations and global economic allegory set K-pop's fourth generation.

Holy Virgins

Massive 2022 rewrite in progress.

NON PIÙ PIU COSA SON

The church basement lessons of 17-year-old soprano entwine with the lives of the Philippines’ first opera singer and a Soviet-Korean poet in exile. A musical chamber play on diaspora, dysphoria, and the making of cultural capital.