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AWARDS | “A Song for My Mother” wins Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Essay

AWARDS | “A Song for My Mother” wins Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Essay

The Plaridel Awards, a national competition honoring excellence in Filipino American journalism, were announced by the Philippine American Press Club USA (PAPC USA). The Plaridel Awards is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar, a Filipino journalist and publisher who over a century ago went into exile in Europe. Plaridel was his nom de plume, the anagram of his surname, Del Pilar. Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit

My aim is to emphasize opportunities and strategies for the LGBT Media here in the U.S. to cover international issues and human-rights concerns that affect LGBT communities around the world. LGBT journalists have had few opportunities to work as foreign correspondents. That’s especially the case in today’s media environment, with sharp cutbacks by many news outlets in their international coverage. Continue reading

Six top chefs from coast to coast cook and share tales of putting Philippine cuisine on American tables at Sept. 28 dinner/forum

Six top chefs from coast to coast cook and share tales of putting Philippine cuisine on American tables at Sept. 28 dinner/forum

Purple Yam and Filipino Mundo-NYC cordially invite everyone to join us for this downright enjoyable feast. On Friday, September 28, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Purple Yam will open its kitchen for CULINARY DREAMS: Filipino-American Chefs’ Forum and Dinner Party. This hybrid event is an open dialogue, a scrumptious dinner, a bicoastal culinary exchange and a kind of experimental performance. From a place “setting,” CULINARY DREAMS hopes to inspire cravings, generate food for thought, debate ideas, and reveal our cultural dreams. Continue reading

Randy Gener produces (and co-writes) all-Filipino Broadway concert in an international musical festival in Europe

Randy Gener produces (and co-writes) all-Filipino Broadway concert in an international musical festival in Europe

The National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian” Presents “A Medley of Sondheim“ — a special concert tribute performance  Featuring Broadway star performers Joan Almedilla, Ali Ewoldt,  Angel Desai, Jose Llana and Orville Mendoza Produced by Randy Gener Tuesday, 17th of November 2011 at the Metropolis Theater within the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is … Continue reading

Randy Gener presents “Sondheim and After: A Listening Party,” a conference and lecture for Europe’s National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian”

Randy Gener presents “Sondheim and After: A Listening Party,” a conference and lecture for Europe’s National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian”

Gener states in his lecture: “Sondheim has fashioned modernist scores that took advantage of dissonance and urban angst about love, sex, family and marriage to challenge the mind, not soothe it. For Sondheim, the art of writing smart lyrics rhymes with his restless search for dramatic and narrative truths.” Continue reading

Broadway’s Jose Llana, Orville Mendoza, Angel Desai, Joan Almedilla, Ali Ewoldt serenade Europe’s international music festival

Broadway’s Jose Llana, Orville Mendoza, Angel Desai, Joan Almedilla, Ali Ewoldt serenade Europe’s international music festival

The National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian” Presents “A Medley of Sondheim“ — a special concert tribute performance Featuring Broadway star performers Joan Almedilla, Ali Ewoldt, Angel Desai, Jose Llana and Orville Mendoza Tuesday, 17th of November 2011 within the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful” 4th edition Bucharest, Romania BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — … Continue reading

Samuel L. Jackson joins Randy Gener’s Broadway panel “Anatomy of a Breakout” with David Henry Hwang, Kenny Leon and others

Samuel L. Jackson joins Randy Gener’s Broadway panel “Anatomy of a Breakout” with David Henry Hwang, Kenny Leon and others

THE DRAMA DESK and THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY THEATRE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES A FALL 2011 PANEL DISCUSSION,  “ANATOMY OF A BREAKOUT” TO BE HELD AT FORDHAM’S MAINSTAGE AT LINCOLN CENTER SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, FROM 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM Panelists Include  Douglas Carter Beane, Lewis Flinn, David Henry Hwang, David Ives, Samuel L. Jackson, Dan Knechtges, Kenny Leon, Jennifer Lim, … Continue reading

Randy Gener moderates “Advancing Creativity of Artists” at Columbia University’s 2-day Africa arts symposium

Randy Gener moderates “Advancing Creativity of Artists” at Columbia University’s 2-day Africa arts symposium

NEW YORK CITY —  Randy Gener will serve as moderator and facilitator at a two-day symposium, Dialogues Across Culture: A Model for Building Enduring Partnerships, presented by MAPP International Productions and the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium.  The free symposium will take place Friday, October 28 (7pm-9pm) and Saturday, October 29 (11am-4pm) at Columbia University. In the second day of the symposium, Gener … Continue reading

Randy Gener and Flemish director Ivo van Hove talk “Movies and Theater” at BAM Next Wave Festival

Randy Gener and Flemish director Ivo van Hove talk “Movies and Theater” at BAM Next Wave Festival

BROOKLYN:  Randy Gener joins the internationally acclaimed Flemish director Ivo van Hove — whose work Cate Blanchett describes as “stunning, with a capital ‘S’ ” — in a BAMtalk entitled “Movies and Theater.”  The conversation takes places Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm at BAM Rose Cinemas. Gener’s hour-long BAMtalk with Ivo van Hove is a featured … Continue reading

Randy Gener serves as American juror for Sarajevo International Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Randy Gener serves as American juror for Sarajevo International Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO —  Randy Gener — the Nathan Award–winning editor, writer and critic — will serve the U.S. juror in an international jury European artists, top editors and prominent critics for the 51st edition of the MESS Sarajevo International Theater Festival  in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the oldest international theatre festival in the Balkans. This year’s MESS Sarajevo International Theater Festival takes place … Continue reading

Essay on the state of U.S. theater in “World of Theatre” published in Bangladesh and Paris, with book launch in China

Essay on the state of U.S. theater in “World of Theatre” published in Bangladesh and Paris, with book launch in China

XIAMEN, CHINA and PARIS, FRANCE:  The International Theatre Institute (ITI) – the world’s largest organization for the performing arts – is holding its 33rd world congress at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Xiamen, China, from Sept. 19 to 24, 2011.  Held under the auspices of UNESCO, the congress will have a strong … Continue reading

Randy Gener appointed Editor-in-Chief of Prague Quadrennial Newspaper

Randy Gener appointed Editor-in-Chief of Prague Quadrennial Newspaper

Gener will also host daily gallery talks at USA National Exhibition entry to Prague Quadrennial, the “Olympics of Theater Design,” June 16–26 PRAGUE, Czech Republic, 6.1.2011 — Randy Gener, the Nathan Award–winning editor, writer and drama critic, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Prague Quadrennial Newspaper in the Czech Republic. Gener returns to Prague, having served in June … Continue reading