Antrosininglaya promotes theatrical plays for the younger generation
Founded in 2012, the organization primarily mounts and specializes in theater productions usually held in universities, theater festivals, and other hip production complex.
Otherwise known as Antro (derived from the Greek word meaning “man”), the company explores and breaks ground by using man as its main focus: his nature, skills, skills, bounds, emotions, and his existence.
To date, the company extends its reach and continues to go beyond the typical theater conventions by investing on the raw theatrical experience in the pursuit of aiding the audience to rethink, re-evaluate, and rediscover theater and their own selves, as well.
Some of the group’s well acclaimed productions are: “Ang Paglalakbay ni Andres sa Underworld” (2013) held during Benildean Theater Festival, “Waiting Area” (2014) held at the Trinity University of Asia, “Mow’s Bar Performance” (2015) and “VII: Awakening” (2016) both staged at Fringe MNL.
Its recent production entitled “Ang Walang Katapusang Sequel” is gaining the younger generation’s attention as the play epitomizes an unusual love story that almost everyone can somehow relate to.
The play is set in an acoustic bar, a bunch of character hang-out, date, drink, and catch up. Testaments of and sentiments of a hopeless romantic, an old lover, the-one-that-got-away, an unwitting mistress, and other characters fuel the story’s unending discussion about relationships, life, love, and everything in between.
Ang Wa l a n g Katapusang Sequel also takes an experiential approach to the story where the audience participates and contributes to the performace.
According to Antrosininglaya Theatre Company Artistic Director Alvin Molina, the production was conceptualized two years ago, and that it meant to touch the lives and hearts of its audience through portraying reallife scenarios and exper i ences.
“An g Wa l a n g Katapusang Sequel (AWKS) is a site specific play. Its concept was conceived two years ago but it took time for the production to be mounted because one, we had ongoing projects then that we need to tend to and second, it came to me that the piece needed to breathe and wait for the right timing,” he shared.
“AWKS r evol ves around the idea that love is boundless, neverending and has interminable sequels. When love ends, another one dawns. It may not be with the same person or the same feeling or experience but love still persists,” he furthered.
Molina noted that the play will continue to run in various production sites to reach out to more audiences from different places in the Ph i l i p p i n es.
“We are on currently on our 5th run with 15 shows and we are eyeing for run November and December shows and until the show is still on demand. We also entertain show buyer and partners. In fact, our previous run was for the benefit of Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.,” he said.
“Mounting AWKS Sequel in different places makes the production reach more audiences. Even though it is written to be situated in a resto-bar, it is still a site specific play. It will adapt to its performance space. Aside from this, we go to different places because one the main characters is a singer who performs in different places like what a typical musician does,” he added.
He disclosed that the theater company will soon introduce a new kind of production by innovating its concept that is a sure to match its young audiences’ t ast e.
“We are currently developing a new treatment for our horror sitespecific play, VII: Awakening, and we hope to mount it soon and for our year end production, we are mounting the play Antropologia. 3 one act play revolving on the idea of discovering man,”
Aside from theatrical productions, the company is competent in working on the grounds of modern media. The company uses its knowledge about theatre and its aesthetics as its spine and edge for photography, videography, advertising, event planning, and events management ser vi ces.