Host Luisa Lyons chats with Pat Valera, director and writer of the Filipino musical Mula sa Buwan (From the Moon), a re-telling of Cyrano de Bergerac set in 1940s Manila.
Pat shares his insights into the history of musical theatre in the Philippines, his journey to being a director, and the story behind the creation of Mula sa Buwan!
Mula Sa Buwan will be available to stream on demand with English subtitles March 24-26, 2023. For more info and tickets, visit www.mulasabuwan.com.
Pat Valera is a director, playwright, dramaturg, and producer for the stage currently based in the Philippines. He is a recipient of the Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature, Aliw Awards, Asian TV Awards, among others. In 2022, he staged his musical ‘Mula sa Buwan’ (From the Moon) under Barefoot Theatre Collaborative — an adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac now set in World War 2 Philippines among young misfits, fools, and dreamers. That same year, the production embarked to create a proshot of the film which is now available for a global release.
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