Congratulations CBT Collective!

Our “big sister” collective, the Carlos Bulosan Theatre Collective, was nominated for FOUR Doras! On behalf of the PMC, we’re all very thrilled that their amazing work has been recognized. Best wishes to the entire CBT Collective!

Their press release is below:

For Immediate Release: June 2008

Media Reference: Catherine Hernandez

Phone: (416) 648.7340

E-mail:info@loudlady.com

PEOPLE POWER’s revolution spins the Doras

TORONTO: In 1986, millions of Filipinos took part in the peaceful revolution that toppled the oppressive Marcos regime. 22 years later, the revolution continued at Theatre Passe Muraille with a brave collective of five actors in the Carlos Bulosan Theatre’s PEOPLE POWER. Now, the company is thrilled to announce that the production has been nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards in the Independent Division.

Outstanding Direction – Nina Lee Aquino

Outstanding Performance by a Male – Nicco Garcia

Outstanding Set Design – Camellia Koo

Outstanding Sound Design – Romeo Candido

“We’re so proud of all of our nominations and everyone on our production team that helped make PEOPLE POWER a success!” raves Nadine Villasin, Artistic Director of Carlos Bulosan Theatre.

The award recipients will be announced at the annual Dora Awards taking place on June 30th 2008.

ABOUT PEOPLE POWER:

This past April, five Filipino performers staged a coup on the Canadian theatre landscape. An homage to one of the most dramatic chapters in Filipino history, PEOPLE POWER explored the lives of ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances during the 1980s People Power Revolution. From the bullet that assassinated opposition leader Ninoy Aquino to the click of a journalist’s camera, collective playwrights and performers Leon Aureus, Rose Cortez, Nicco Lorenzo, Christine Mangosing, Nadine Villasin captured a nation in transition and the triumph of the Filipino spirit.

Direction/dramaturgy by Dora-nominated Nina Lee Aquino. Choreography by Clare Preuss. Set Design by Dora award-winning Camellia Koo. Lighting by Arun Srivinasan. Sound Design by Dora-nominated Romeo Candido. Costume Design by Caroline Mangosing. Stage Management by Lindsay Ryan.

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