KADAMAY with Urban Poor Resource Center of the Philippines restages Nanay Mameng

Nanay Mameng 2015 posterScript by Amanda Echanis
Direction by Edwin Quinsayas and Noel Taylo
A production of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY) and Urban Poor Resource Center of the Philippines in collaboration with Miriam College and grant from the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts 2015 and support from United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), Confederation for Unity Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) and Council for Health Development (CHD) and PhilHealth

Based on the life of Carmen Deunida, a community youth leader at 50 years old during the 1970s and a founding chair of urban poor solidarity organization KADAMAY (since 1998). Now 86 years old, she continues to inspire urban poor communities in their dream for decent living, housing, food, work, participation in governance, education for the children and social justice.

Held as modern-day Tandang Sora (UP Diliman Tribute, 2012) and one of Most Admired Filipinas (Google Forum, 2001), Nanay Mameng was portrayed by Rosa Rosal in Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN, 2001). The documentary film about her struggle through 13 regimes directed by Adjani Arumpac (Nanay Mameng: Kodao productions, 2012) won as Best Documentary in the 37th Gawad Urian.

Hermie Conception essayed her role in the first staging of Nanay Mameng as a semi-musical at Tanghalang PUP in Sta. Mesa, Manila on March 20-21, 2014 under the direction of Quinsayas, Taylo and Bonifacio Ilagan.

The restaging of Nanay Mameng, isang dula is led by Tess Dioquino (Piketlayn ng Bayan) and Tao Aves (Orosman at Zafira) in the titular role. Completing the ensemble are Eshei Mesina, Jennifer Dabu, Sheryll Villamor Ceasico, Jane Balleta, Ryan Murillo, Jeffrey Ramos, Alexis Ritual Betito and Joel Zerrudo III.

The play opens on Feb. 13 and runs until Feb. 28, 2015 at Miriam College Dr. Paz Adriano Hall (Little Theater). For tickets, sponsorships and showbuying inquiries, contact 0947.5874497 / 09772039710.

About Joanna Lerio

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