INTOXICATED World Premiere TONIGHT at Blu Jaz Cafe!

INTOXICATED, a new one-act play by Ren Robles, makes its international premiere tonight at the SPORE Art Salon in Singapore. Come to the third floor of the Blu Jaz Cafe at 12 Bali Lane. The event starts at 7.30pm with some music and poetry, and the play begins at approximately 10pm. Entry is only $7 and goes into the upkeep of the SPORE Art Salon. You can join the Facebook event here.

INTOXICATED is (mostly) a comedy about love and alcohol. Trish (EARL MALLARI) is a fun-loving girl who loves to party, but has a tendency to drink a little bit too much and get into all sorts of crazy shenanigans. On one such night, her good friend Jim (GARETH PROSSER) confronts her about her apparent alcoholism. Neither Trish nor Jim is prepared for the emotional rollercoaster that is to follow, of course we don’t promote alcoholism and if you think you have this issue, you should try to get help like Inpatient Rehabilitation and other options.

INTOXICATED is the second play to be staged by Roofdeck Productions at the SPORE Art Salon, following the successful staging of ALL I WANT during the 9th edition in August 2011. INTOXICATED is written and directed by Ren Robles, and stars Earl Mallari and Gareth Prosser. Jason Miller is Assistant Director for this production, with Ace Aznar Bigcas as Stage Manager.

Roofdeck Productions
Roofdeck Productions is a collective for passionate theater people, whether they bask in the glow of the spotlight, or toil away unseen behind the curtains. Roofdeckers are performers, directors, writers, stage managers, and production people. Roofdeck seeks to cultivate fresh talent and material, giving them an opportunity to explore and exhibit their passions, as well as provide some much needed exposure. Roofdeck started in Manila in 2007, and has since expanded to Singapore following the relocation of one of its founding members.

Ren Robles – Playwright and Director
Ren finished with a degree in Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University, but pursues his passions in theatre as a veteran of Repertory Philippines Children’s Theatre as well as the Asian premiere of the stage version of High School Musical directed by Chari Arespacochaga for Ateneo Blue Repertory in Manila. He has performed in several other plays and musicals, including Bat Boy: The Musical (Sheriff Reynolds) and Merrily We Roll Along (Ensemble) for blueREP; Subtext (Matandang Lalaki) for Koine One-Acts; and Isang Panaginip na Fili (Chorus) for Dulaang UP. Also a playwright and director, he staged his first play All I Want in Manila in 2008 and in Singapore in 2011. Ren is currently in Singapore working at Universal Studios Singapore.

Earl Mallari – Trish
Earl Mallari was born on February 2, 1988 in Laguna, Philippines. She took dance and singing lessons as early as 6. She took her first professional job in 2004 at Enchanted Kingdom as a dancer, actor and a singer. She also did a bit of Television performances for GMA Channel 7. In 2006, she flew overseas to be part of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Parade Team and while working, continued to study at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts which developed more of her craft. After 2 years with Disney, she then continued her journey with Ringling Brothers Company and went on tour as an articulated character/chorus dancer for the show “Disney Live: Three Classic Fairytales” that travelled around Asia and North America.  In October 2010, she landed in Singapore and became a singer/dancer for Universal Studios Monster Rock Show.

Gareth Prosser – Jim
Gareth Prosser is an Australian actor currently based in Singapore. He has performed and produced various forms of theatre in Australia and internationally and in 2011 he graduated from the University of Ballarat with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Gareth has also worked as a commercial and corporate voice over artist for the past 6 years.

Jason Miller – Assistant Director
Jason found early interest in theatre through Fame Theatre Company, Brisbane. He later worked there in varying capacities which lead to pursuing further study at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM), graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Roles performed at CQCM include Orin the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Prez in The Pajama Game, The Lion in The Wiz, and Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Since graduating Jason has performed the role of Dad in Fame Theatre’s A Bush Christmas (2008), Zest Factor’s The Cookoos (2009), Banquo understudy in Macbeth: The Contemporary Rock Opera (2009), various roles at Universal Studios Singapore since its opening in 2010 and appeared in Roofdeck Productions’ 2011 staging of All I Want.

Ace Aznar Bigcas – Stage Manager
Ace Aznar Bigcas is currently working as a performing artist in Singapore. She was the stage manager for two previous SPORE Art Salon shows, All I Want and Elements.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Literature from the University of Southeastern Philippines. She received a diploma in Speech and Drama (Public Speaking) from Trinity Guildhall (London).

Many thanks to Ace Patrick Dequina for the amazing show poster, and Chris Bucko for being our videographer tonight.