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Posted by : Pinoy Screen and Stage Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Manila, 2018 --- The Arts Management Students Batch 114 under the Benilde Arts and Culture cluster ties up with the theater group TAXI Theater to present the immersive theatrical production, 'musta, this April 2018.
'musta is a multisensory experiential journey that takes the audience through immersive spaces that unravel the inner workings of depression. Drawing inspiraiton from various sources, consultaiton with mental health experts, and shared experiences from persons suffering from depression, the journey is designed to place the audience at the center of the experience as they encounter interactive installations and devised environments.
The audience follows the journey of Shiloh, a young teenager suffering from depression, who leads them through the various spaces devised to reveal her innermost thoughts and experiences as she answers to her ‘Guide’. The audience are brought deep into her consciousness as they encounter immersive installations and sensorial stimulations that embody her struggles. Throughout the journey, the audiences are given the impetus to confront their notions of depression and how to approach it. As they move towards the latter half of the journey, they are presented opportunities to
reflect and contemplate on life and value of living each moment. This production intends to encourage a greater awareness of the current mental health conditions within our communities and provide a better understanding of depression. But, more importantly, it seeks to interrogate the kind of relationship we form not only with the people around us, and ourselves, but with life itself ‘musta is the second production from TAXI Theater and its first foray under the ITX® (Immersive Theater Experience) project. It is produced by the of Arts Management students batch 114 and co-
presented by TAXI Theater and the Benilde Arts and Culture cluster through the Arts Management.
Program and in collaboration with the Theater Arts and Production Design programs. The immersive experience is designed and directed by Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz. The production is inspired by the words and images by Mypzi Iskander and Mikahari and devised with additional artworks from Benilde faculty, students and alumni.
The production will run from April 6 – 14, 2018. at the SDA Theater, 5/F Benilde School of Design and Arts Campus, 950 P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. For inquiries, contact Angela Juan (092499575118) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/taxitheater for more details.