"a towering performance by Ching Valdes-Aran."

by Ralph B. Pena
directed by Loy Arcenas


LOY ARCENAS (Director & Set Design) Directing credits include Rody Vera’s Tatlong Maria, David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child, Carlyle Brown’s A Big Blue Nail, Hedda Gabler, Stop Kiss, Blind Mouth Singing and Floating Weeds. He received an OBIE Award for his direction for The Romance Of Magno Rubio which he collaborated on with Lonnie Carter. It was created for the Ma-Yi Theater Company and has subsequently been staged for the Victory Gardens, Laguna Playhouse, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He directed the Ma-Yi’s productions of Michi Barall’s Resuce Me, Warren Leight’s No Foreigners Beyond This Point, Han Ong’s Watcher, Middle Finger and Swoony Planet, and Ralph Pena’s Flipzoids. Design credits include Broadway’s Chita Rivera:The Dancer’s Life, the American/and or New York premieres of Dessa Rose, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Prelude To A Kiss, Once On This Island, High Society, A Man Of No Importance, The Invention Of Love (ACT), Corpus Christi, Spunk, The Baltimore Waltz, The Long Christmas Ride Home (Trinity), and the Off -Broadway and national productions of The Vagina Monologues. He is a recipient of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, two Drama Desk nominations, the Jefferson Award, the Michael Merritt Award for design collaboration, and the OBIE AWARD for Sustained Excellence of Scenic Design. He is from the Philippines.


Flipzoids featured Ching Valdes-Aran, Carlo Alban, and Tina Chilip.

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