De La Salle-College Of Saint Benilde Creates A Play About A Boy Living With Autism

Published · Wednesday, March 13, 2019 08:37 AM

MANILA - The Theater Arts Batch 116 stages (A/AB)/N written and directed by Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz this coming March 13-16, 2019 at the School of Design and Arts  Black box Theater.

Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz is an Actor, Director, Educator and Creative Consultant. He is a senior-artist teacher of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and the founder and creative Navigator of TAXI Theater. He has worked with various theater companies in the Philippines and abroad and has appeared in TV, Film and Commercials. He received his training  from PETA, Tanghalang Pilipino, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is currently teaching Theater Arts and Arts Management in Benilde and taking his MA in Theater in UP Diliman. He has also conducted numerous creative workshops in locally and internationally. He currently sits as a board member of the Fringe Manila Festival. He also offers bespoke leadership and communications training and creative solutions for various companies and arts organizations.

(A/AB)/N is about Norman  who is (un)like any other 19-year-old teen. He enjoys music like any other teen, but he hears it in his head. He prefers to use emojis, but he doesn’t like emotions. One thing he definitely likes is spending time with his grandfather watching meteor showers. Tonight, he waits for the last meteor shower of the year. But this time his grandfather will not be able to join him.

Norman’s story is not about autism. It is about a teen who happens to be living with autism. Norman gives a whole new meaning of what it means to be present in life when everyone else thinks you’re not there.

This will be open at the 6th floor, Blackbox Theater of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s School of Design and Arts Building. This will run from March 13-16, 2019 and will have 2 shows on each day at 1PM and 7PM. Each ticket is regularly priced at Php 250.00 and Php 200.00 for Benildeans and are sold at the 9th floor elevator area of the School of Design and Arts building. For inquiries, you may contact Jannah Baniasia at  or you may call 09064018531.

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