Mario O'Hara made Likhaan Drama Fellow

Belated announcement--only got to posting it now:

Mario O'Hara made Likhaan Drama Fellow

Likhaan: 922-1830


PANAYAM: The UP ICW Lecture Series on Literature of LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) resumes with the fellowship lecture of Mario O’Hara – the 2003-04 ICW National Fellow for Drama – on 4 March, Friday, 1-4 p.m., at the CAL AVR, Bulwagang Rizal, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Mr. O’Hara is a prizewinning actor, director, playwright & scriptwriter; the compleat package. His directorial jobs encompass a wide variety of genres, e.g. , Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, Bakit Bughaw ang Kulay ng Langit, Condemned, Bulaklak ng City Jail, Babae sa Bubungang Lata, Sisa and Pangarap ng Puso.

He received, among others, the following awards: 1978 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), Best Screenplay, for Rubia Servios; 1984 MMFF, Best Director, for Bulaklak ng City Jail; 1986 MMFF, Best Director, Halimaw sa Banga; 1998 Urian Best Director, for Fatima Buen Story; 1998 Centennial Literary Awards, Grand Prize (zarzuela), for Palasyo ni Valentin, which was staged by the UP Playwrights’ Theater, under the direction of Tony Mabesa, during its 1999-2000 season. It was published by the UP Press in 2003.

UP ICW Adviser Professor Emeritus Bienvenido Lumbera will be the emcee-moderator, while UP Film Institute Director Dr. Roland Tolentino, the critic/reactor. On the other hand, UP ICW Director Vim Nadera, Jr. will deliver the welcome remarks, while Prof. Arthur Casanova of the Brent International School at BiƱan,Laguna will introduce O’ Hara.

The public is invited.

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