Philstage's 2010 Gawad Buhay! awarding ceremony May 25, 2011



Philstage has announced the nominees for its 2010 Gawad Buhay!, recipients of the awards will be announced on May 25, 2011.  

Yay! I was able to watch all four nominees for best play!
I was able to write reviews for two of the productions and an article for one.
- article on Equus here or here
- review of American Hwangap here (a shortened version was published here)
- review of Tatlong Mariya here or here

Yay again! I saw both of the nominees for Best Musical, too!
I was able to write articles on these productions, too.
- article on Little Women here or here
- article on Romeo and Bernadette here or here

Announcement from Philstage (The Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group, Inc.)

Performing arts icons Ryan Cayabyab, Lisa Macuja Elizalde, Tony Espejo and Tony Mabesa will be conferred the Philstage Natatanging Gawad Buhay honors in the 2010 GAWAD BUHAY! : The Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts to be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on May 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Artists and productions of Philstage member-companies will also vie for 44 other performance, creative and technical awards.

Now on its third year, Gawad Buhay! is the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts juried by an independent panel of critics, scholars, artists and theater enthusiasts. Outstanding individual and group achievements in various artistic and technical aspects of play, musical and dance productions and performances are honored based on quarterly citations deliberated by the jury who are required to watch all productions of PHILSTAGE member-companies for the entire year. From the four quarterly citations, the jury selected the final nominees qualified to win the awards by the end of the performance season.

Philstage is the only alliance of professional performing arts organizations in the Philippines. Its members include Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, Gantimpala Theater FoundationOrganisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), PHilippine Educational Theater Association (Peta), Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino and Trumpets.

Trophy for 2009 awardees designed by Don Salubayba.Photo by Hilda Abola from http://manila-photos.blogspot.com/2010/03/live.html 
Here is the list of the 2010 nominations:

OUTSTANDING PLAY
Tanghalang Pilipino’s American Hwangap (Filipino version)
PETA’s Ang Post Office
Repertory Philippines’ Equus
Tanghalang Pilipino’s Tatlong Mariya

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Repertory Philippines’ Little Women
Repertory Philippines’ Romeo and Bernadette

OUTSTANDING DANCE PRODUCTION
Ballet Manila’s Ballets and Ballads
Ballet Manila’s Halo Halo ni Juan
Ballet Philippines’ Crisostomo Ibarra
Ballet Philippines’ Neo Filipino 2010
Ballet Philippines’ Peter Pan
Ballet Philippines’ September Gala

OUTSTANDING STAGE DIRECTION
Ana Abad Santos (Duets)
Loy Arcenas (Tatlong Mariya)
Audie Gemora (Equus)
Lutgardo Labad (Ang Post Office)
Menchu Lauchengco Yulo (Little Women)



OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Play)
American Hwangap
Duets
Tatlong Mariya

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Musical)
Little Women
Romeo and Bernadette

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Dance)
Ballets and Ballads
Crisostomo Ibarra
Neo-Filipino 2010
Peter Pan
September Gala


PLAY
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Angeli Bayani (Tatlong Mariya)
Mailes Kanapi (Tatlong Mariya)
Gina Pareno (American Hwangap, Filipino version)
Joy Virata (Duets)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Martin De Los Santos (Ang Post Office)
Miguel Faustman (Equus)
Mario O’Hara (American Hwangap, Filipino version)

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Liesl Batucan (American Hwangap, Filipino version)
Che Ramos (Tatlong Mariya)
Pheona Barranda (Equus)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Nicco Manalo (America Hwangap, Filipino version) 
Mario O’ Hara (Tatlong Mariya)


MUSICAL
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE 
Caissa Borromeo (Little Women)
Ayen Munji-Laurel (Banaag at Sikat)
Cris Villonco (Romeo and Bernadette)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Robert Seña (Si Juan Tamad, Ang Dyablo at ang Limag Milyong Boto) 
PJ Valerio (Romeo and Bernadette)

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Cara Barredo (Little Women)
Angeli Bayani (Banaag at Sikat)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
No nominee


CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Lisa Macuja Elizalde (The Nutcracker)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
No nominee

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Mylene Aggabao (The Nutcracker)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
No nominee

MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Candice Adea (Peter Pan)
Carissa Adea (September Gala)
Lisa Macuja Elizalde (Ballets and Ballads)
Camille Ordinario (Neo Filipino 2010)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
JM Cordero (Crisostomo Ibarra)
JM Cordero (September Gala)
Rudy De Dios (Ballets and Ballads)
Rudy De Dios (Halo Halo ni Juan)
Cyril Fallar (Peter Pan)

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Carissa Adea  (Crisostomo Ibarra)
Veronica Ylagan (Neo Filipino 2010)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Angel Gabriel (Crisostomo Ibarra)
Richard Yadao (Peter Pan)



OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCRIPT
No nominee

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL LIBRETTO
Bienvenido Lumbera (Banaag at Sikat)

OUTSTANDING ADAPTATION OR TRANSLATION
Joi Barrios Leblanc (American Hwangap)
Bienvenido Lumbera (Banaag at Sikat)
Rody Vera (Ang Post Office)
Rody Vera (Tatlong Mariya)


OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION
Jeff Hernandez (Ang Post Office)
Gerard Salonga (Little Women)

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL COMPOSITION
No nominee

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL
Edna Vida (Banaag at Sikat)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR DANCE
Carissa Adea (Rey-Sing)
Novy Bereber (To Whom It May Concern)
Augustus Damian III (Rebel)
Augustus Damian III (Reconfigured)
Cyril Fallar (Dancer’s Crux)
Alden Lugnasin (Words and Phrases)
Carlo Pacis (Shifting Wait)
Edna Vida (Peter Pan)


OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Joy Virata (Duets)
Dennis Lagdameo (Equus) 
Salvador Bernal (Banaag at Sikat)

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
John Neil Batalla (Equus)
John Neil Batalla (Little Women)
Martin Esteva (Duets)
Barbi Tantiongco (Tatlong Mariya)

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
Jethro Joaquin (Duets)
Jethro Joaquin (Equus)
Jethro Joaquin (Tatlong Mariya)

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Loy Arcenas (Tatlong Mariya)
Dennis Lagdameo (Equus)
Lex Marcos (Ang Post Office)
Joey Mendoza (Little Women)
Tuqxs Rutaquio (Duets)

What do you think of "Gawad Buhay!"? Share your comments.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

What are your predictions? Curious...

Theaterbator by Walter Ang said...

Thank you for your question, unfortunately, I do not usually do forecasts. Apologies for the late reply, I was out of town for quite a while. Hope you enjoyed watching the awarding ceremonies. List of winners can be read here: http://theaterbator.blogspot.com/2011/05/winners-of-2010-gawad-buhay.html

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