Celebrate diversity at the first-ever PINK Shorts Manila in Intramuros

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED February 13, 2018 03:56 pm
Photos from PINK Shorts Manila

(Inside Manila) What started as a small festival of 10-minute plays in Sydney have grown to be one of the innovators in the Australian theatre scene, and into an organization that is well-received around the world. This year, it is coming to Manila as part of the country’s first contemporary art biennale that is Manila Biennale: Open City.

The Short+Sweet International, in partnership with the Australian Embassy, presents the first-ever PINK Shorts Manila, the LGBT component of the festival, happening on February 24 and 25, 07:30 p.m. onwards, at the Teatrillo in Casa Manila, Intramuros.

Short+Sweet Founder Mark Cleary and PINK Shorts Manila Executive Producer Quincy Raya, MD. has chosen LGBT rights advocate Rhadem Camlian Morados be this year’s festival director.

“I’ve been doing a lot of LGBT programs in the past, mostly in Mindanao, and this time, it’s really an honor to have this opportunity to be able to give more voice, to give a platform to all those untold stories of the LGBT community. There’s a lot of talent in the LGBT community, it’s just that they are not given the platform and they are not given a voice, and I think PINK Shorts will be able to do that,” Morados said during the press launch.

Here are the six short plays and six short films that will break barriers:


“Friends Lang Po” (Written and directed by Steve Banua Sanchez)

“It Doesn’t” (Written and directed by John Jerome Mangoya)

“That Night with Rose & Tracy” (Written by Mark Shandii Bacolod)

“Valedictorian” (Written by Maynard Manansala and directed by Ron Binas)

“Oh Yes Gameshow” (Written by Bunny Cadag and directed by BJ Ocampo)

“Ledge of Reality” (Written by Howard Yambao and directed by Mark Cleary)


“Ma?” (Directed by Ralph Lauren Quincena)

“TRANSParent” (Directed by Adeline Clemente)

“What I Would’ve Told My Daughter If I Knew What To Say Back Then” (Directed by Cha Roque)

“Nandito Naman Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa, ‘Di Ba?” (Directed by Gilb Baldoza)

“Ang Gugmang Ti-unay Ni Daniella” (Directed by Chloe Veloso)

“Sorry For The Inconvenience” (Directed by Carl Adrian Chavez)

Moreover, PINK Shorts Manila will hold drag performances, art exhibitions at the festival, and will also be concluded by a night-completing party hosted by JUNGLE Circuit Party right in the heart of Intramuros.

For more information, visit www.shortandsweet.org or follow PINK Shorts Manila on Facebook.



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