An article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on April 20, 2011 Wednesday that "A well-known Filipino comedian and television personality has conceptualized 'Pasyonistas'—a version of the Filipino Pasyon tradition played out entirely on Twitter" and has requested that "his identity be kept secret for the duration of what he called a 'collaborative apocryphal hyperfiction' activity on the popular social networking site."
"The inspiration for the project came from the Royal Shakespeare Company, which last year rolled out a version of Romeo and Juliet on Twitter (http://suchtweetsorrow.com/). Readers can follow the 'pasyonistas' list on Twitter and on http://pasyonistas.tumblr.com/."
"The comedian identified himself on Twitter as @Barabas4ever." The article goes on to say that this director has "many years of directing theater groups—including an outfit that conducts regular stand-up comedy acts."
Who is he?
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I suspect it's Gabe Mercado of Silly People's Improv Theater and was recently seen onstage as "Didi" in Tangahalang Pilipino's staging of "Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah."
At first, I thought it might be Chris Millado because he's comfortable with English and, from what I know, with online apps. But he's not a comedian nor television personality.
I also thought about Tim Tayag, who is a "comedian and television personality" and a stand-up comedian, but I don't know if he has "many years of directing theater groups."
In any case, I entered the keywords "filipino," "theater," "comedian," and "director" into Google and got: Rob Schneider! As of 3 p.m. of April 21 Holy Thursday, @Barabas4ever has 35 followers.
Who do you think the director with "many years of directing theater groups—including an outfit that conducts regular stand-up comedy acts" and a "comedian and television personality" is? Share your comments.