August 20, 2017 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES

DF wins Spanish theater prize


DULAANG FILIPINO (DF), the resident theater company of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), was recognized Best International Show for its rendition of Oedipus by the International University of La Rioja Award in the recent IV Premios Escenamateur “Juan Mayorga” de las Artes Escénicas. The prize, which promotes and supports the amateur theater in Spain, recognizes some of the best production from around the world based on online video submissions. DF’s Oedipus is a one-hour reduction of Sophocles’ Theban trilogy in Filipino translations by Rolando Tinio and Onofre Pagsanjan. The production, directed by Riki Benedicto, was performed at the UP Theater Council’s Curtail Call Play Festival in 2014 and at the Mont-Laurier International Theatre Festival in Quebec, Canada in 2015.