Words Anonymous Celebrates Another Year Through 'Five: An Anniversary Show'
by Inside Manila Team, April 25, 2019 3:58pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
Spoken word poetry is an avenue to convey your thoughts, release all of your hugot, and share experiences. This is what Words Anonymous has been doing—a group of Filipino performance poetry artists with a certain goal: writing stories they never thought they'd be brave to tell, sharing their truths and advocacies with an audience full of passion for performance and poetry.
Words Anonymous uses their performances as a powerful tool to speak to a generation of curious individuals. They talk about not just love, but also socio-political topics like justice, equal rights, and rape culture—issues we need to hear and take a stand. Since April 2014, they share their pieces, promote spoken word poetry art form and build connections with people and their fellow artists.
On their fifth year, Words Anonymous celebrates the milestone through “Five: An Anniversary Show” on April 27 at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater Center. Words Anonymous artists would once again fascinate us as they proudly step on stage and own the space to express their thoughts.
Expect performances from Words Anonymous members Angel Cruz, Serge Gabriel, Zuela Herrera, Henri Igna, Roch Lazarte, Jihad Mambuay, M Manese, Louise Meets, Abby Orbeta, Jonel Revistual, Kat Roxas, Juan Miguel Severo, and Trevor William Viloria. Pop alternative band Room for Cielo will also join the poets as they serenade the crowd with nostalgic sounds from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
If you want a night of poetry and music, join Words Anonymous in "Five: An Anniversary Show" on April 27 at 4 p.m. at the PETA Theater Center.