PETA’s The Care Divas and the Ethics of Care

Tiatco, Sir Anril P. (2017) PETA’s The Care Divas and the Ethics of Care. The Theatre Times.

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First staged in 2010 at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater Center in New Manila, The Care Divas was such a sensational hit that this musical was restaged in November 2011 due to what was publicized as “public insistence.” In April 2012, the musical was restaged in a bigger venue, the Onstage Theatre in Makati City, the central business district of the National Capital Region. Five years after, The Care Divas returns to the PETA Theater Center for a limited run beginning 3 February 2017. Written by Liza Magtoto with music by Vince de Jesus and directed by Maribel Legarda, The Care Divas revolves around the struggle of five Filipino caregivers in Israel. However, this struggle is a mere background to the real struggle with their sexual identities as bakla (Filipino gay men) in this predominantly Jewish nation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: theatre, PETA, news feature, homosexuality, musical, theatre performance, Care Divas
Depositing User: Machine Whisperer
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2018 03:40

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