Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program



The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now accepting applications for the Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program which will be held on July 4 – 16, 2017.

The Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program is a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. The fellows will take part in lectures, discussions, and workshops on playwriting and script critiquing. They will also be given tickets to this year’s festival plays and selected rehearsals, as well as the opportunity to participate in the talkback and interaction with known playwrights, directors and selected actors. The Fellowship Program will culminate in a staged reading of the fellows’ works on July 16 at the CCP Bulwagang Amado Hernandez at 6 PM.

To qualify, the applicant must:

1. be a college student or a young professional;
2. be 29 years old or below;
3. not have had any play produced by a professional theater company;
4. not have had any play published in a literary journal;
5. not have won in any national/ international playwriting/ screenwriting competition;
6. be able to submit the following requirements via email to :
a. Fully accomplished Application Form (download HERE)
b. One (1) to two (2) sample stage plays, full or excerpts, with the following requirements:
• Written either in Filipino or English;
• In .doc format (12 points, double-spaced, 8” x 11” paper);
• The maximum number of pages of the submitted sample stage play(s) is 10 (whether one or two plays).
• The real name / identity of the applicant must not be written on any part of the sample work(s).
7. be present for the entire duration of the program, rehearsals and performance for the Culminating Showcase.

Only complete application requirements will be considered.

• Deadline for submission of requirements: 12 midnight, May 19, 2017. (Applications received after 12 midnight will no longer be considered.)

• Announcement of accepted applicants: June 9, 2017

A minimal registration fee of P1,200 will be required of all fellows.

The Virgin Labfest is a highly distinguished annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works of playwrights, directors and actors. It has gained its reputation by producing provocative and outstanding ‘virgin’ plays mostly which have been recognized by the Palanca Awards for Literature.

For inquiries on the Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program,  email, or call 832 1125 loc 1605.

The Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program is a project of the CCP Artist Training Division of the Arts Education Department.


The Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellows with Mr. Glenn Sevilla Mas, resource person (From L-R Andrew Bonifacio Clete, Kahil Makisig yu, Ramidette Bernal, Nicko De Guzman, Bennard Fajardo, Adrian Kevin Agonoy, Arnold Lapuz, Reena Joyce Medina, Reina Krizal Adriano, John Michael Peña and Glenn Sevilla Mas)


During one of the sessions of the Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program.


During one of the talkbacks with the playwrights, directors, and actors of the Virgin Labfest 12 featured plays.


During one of the sessions of the Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program.


The actors and fellows of the Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program with Glenn Sevilla Mas (Mentor), Dennis Marasigan (Showcase Director) and Melissa Corazon Mantaring (Program Manager)