Filipino playwright seeks asylum, receives prestigious UK theater grant

In his London flat, Rogelio Braga was busy typing on his laptop, in between answering emails,queries, and interviews from his caseworker. Rogelio was writing a play entitled MissPhilippines. No, it is not about statuesque beauties whose feet barely touched the earth. It isabout real women, lesbian, and transgender women, barely surviving the life in the slums underDuterte's war on drugs. It is the same play he submitted to the Yellow Earth Theater earlier in 2020 and has beenawarded 2000 seed commissions to develop new plays as part of the Professional WritersProgramme 2020-22. Rogelio is the first Filipino to ever receive the award since the program was launched in2017. He is ...Keep on reading: Filipino playwright seeks asylum, receives prestigious UK theater grant

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