Virgin Labfest launches its third anthology, Mga Piling Dula mula sa Virgin Labfest 2013-2016 Ikatlong Antolohiya on July 6, 2017, at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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The third anthology encompasses the 9th to 12th year of the Virgin Labfest. From the 48 plays that were staged, 19 works were included in the book. These works have been gathered from playwrights namely Herlyn Alegre, Alexandra May Cardoso, Ma. Cecilia de la Rosa, Eljay Castro Deldoc, Jerome Ignacio, J-Mee (Marie) Katanyag, Dominique Beatrice T. La Victoria, Reya May Laplana, Maynard Manansala, Liza Magtoto, Bernadette Neri, Dingdong Novenario, Raymund Reyes, Juan Miguel Severo, Kevin Tabora, Guelan Varela-Luarca, and Carlo Vergara.

The anthology of the Virgin Labfest, including the first two books, covers 12 years of the festival held annually since 2004, which proves to be a vessel for the growth of Philippine theater writing. Virgin Labfest is an annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works for the theater held at the CCP. It is a partnership project of The Writer’s Bloc Inc., Tanghalang Pilipino Inc., and the CCP. 

This launch is free and open to the public. For more details, contact the CCP Intertextual Division at 551-5959, 0919-317-5708, or email: