Meet the People Behind

CAST

Mark Jason Java

Anwar

Alma Reina Sarita

Nia

Jomar Abjelina

Indri

Ella Duhaylungsod

Chanti

Roel Acaylar

Story Teller 1

Lady Rose Alia

Story Teller 2

Cydrimen Millan

Daawe

Jericho James Rino

Goi

Christian Jake Darunday

Kai

Misty Wathskin

Rahna

Mark Zyril Java

Little Anwar

Sarah Sarita

Little Nia

CREATIVE TEAM

Romeo G. Jalosjos

Concept and Imagination / Producer

Romeo Garcia Jalosjos might be more popularly known to many as the Father of Politics in Northern Mindanao, but to those who knew him in the capital of Manila, he is recognized as a mediaman and true showman.

In his younger days, he dabbled in the Dj and Radio industry, later on learning the ropes of producing basketball television, and the golden initial years of the PBA Entertainment. Whatsoever captured his heart and he created what is today known in Philippines as the longest noontime variety show, the famed EATBULAGA, which is now celebrating more than 40 years in the industry. After this successful business enterprise, many more followed as he opened the beautiful paradise called DAKAK and later on his latest treat to young and old alike, GLORIA'S FANTASYLAND in Northern Mindanao.

It is his vision to make the best of technology and the arts available to this part of the Philippines. He is one firm believer that we as Filipinos have much to be proud of...

Our culture, our natural beauty and our talent!

ROMEO G. JALOSJOS

Concept and Imagination / Producer

Svetlana Jalosjos De Leon

Executive Producer

Svetlana Jalosjos De Leon started her early singing days as soprano in the UP Concert Chorus and the acapella jazz group called Almost Six. She later on found true passion in the performing arts freelancing for Manilas Theater companies, playing Swing in Rent Manila 1999, Rent Singapore and finally landing the role of Maureen in Rent Manila 2001. , Dreamgirls 2003 and Hedwig with Atlantis Theater Manila.

She has also played roles in HONK for Trumpets theater company along with other shorter musical projects with Stages.

She later pursued a solo RnB independent album in 2005 as she explored her composing roots:

Today she works on the other side of the curtain, mainly producing and supervising shows for Gloria de Dapitan and Dakak as well as Resort Management, finding another calling in the Tourism and Service Industry of the Philippines.

She has deep pride in her Country, and is a proud wife and mother. But most especially she is grateful to the Lord Jesus Christ who has given her true purpose,
Jeremiah 29:11

SVETLANA JALOSJOS DE LEON

Executive Producer

Daniel Cabrera

Workshop Master, Creative Head, Choreographer and Director

The old saying ``Jack of all trades, master of none`` does not apply to Daniel Cabrera. An all-around performer, choreographer, director, photographer, model, teacher, designer, stylist, make-up artist and events consultant rolled into one, he has proven that the only limits that we have are the ones that we set for ourselves.

Daniel’s exciting journey began when he started to take musical theatre workshops in Repository Philippines, one of the country’s top theater companies, at the very young age of 12. Growing up with the company, they have witnessed his talent and admirable dedication to the art and his mentors eventually offered him a teaching position. Soon after that, other Philippine theater companies, top high schools and universities also wanted him to teach in their own workshops. While teaching, Daniel has also been part of big productions such as TRUMPETS’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Footlose, University of the Philippines’ Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet, ATEG’s Saturday Night Fever Asian tour.

His love for the stage also opened one door after another. Daniel’s colleagues would often recommend him to choreograph or direct or simply be a part of various productions, and this eventually led to him becoming one of the finalists of ABS-CBN’s reality show – dance contest Stardance. Although he did not emerge as the champion, people of the network took note of his undeniable talent in dancing. So when they needed a dance coach for their new talent search – reality show entitled Pinoy Dream Academy, Daniel was immediately asked to be part of it.

While all of this was happening, Daniel kept on learning and exploring new things such as photography, modeling, styling, and make-up design. Because of his enthusiasm and hard work, more people and companies would offer him projects in different areas of the entertainment industry. Daniel already has extensive experience as model, product endorser, stylist and make-up artist for various brands, magazines, TV shows and Filipino celebrities. Not bad for 38-year-old.
As of writing, Daniel is a certified teacher for tap dance; jazz and hip-hop under the prestigious Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD), resident coach of Studio Scene Brunei and the personal dance teacher and party planner for the children of the Royal Family of Brunei.

DANIEL CABRERA

Workshop Master, Creative Head, Choreographer and Director

Rony Fortich

Musical Director, Arranger, Composer, and Accompanist

Rony Fortich is a musical director, arranger, composer, and accompanist, He has worked with various theater companies in the Philippines such as Trumpets, Atlantis Productions, Actor’s Actors Inc., and Repertory Philippines. He’s written several musicals including the award-winning “The Bluebird of Happiness,” which won 8 Broadway World Philippines Awards and 4 Gawad Buhay Awards, including Best Musical and Best Musical for Children in 2013. In December 2015, “The Bluebird of Happiness” was produced in Hong Kong by MQ studios and enjoyed a month-long run at the Academy of Performing Arts. His original musical compositions were featured in the CCP’s Triple Threat series in a show called “Best Seat in the House 2” in October 2015.

He is currently working on the music for “The Quest for Ibong Adarna” for Repertory Philippines Scheduled to open next year. Rony continues to MD a variety of shows and concerts, writes musicals, and works on various musical projects now that he lives in the Philippines. For his musical efforts, he was awarded as one of the Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in 2015.

As the Music Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort since from 2005 (its grand opening) to 2017, Rony oversaw all of the Pak’s musical requirements; from special events & seasonal events to working with vocalists & musicians performing in the shows. He composed several songs used in various parades and events, including “Celebration in the Air” for Hong Kong Disneyland’s 5th anniversary, “Find Your Light” for the Show Your Disney Side campaign for the Philippines, and most recently, “Everybody’s Here for Halloweentime” which still plays in the park for Halloween. In 2013, he received the Walt Disney Legacy Award for his contribution to the resort.

RONY FORTICH

Musical Director, Arranger, Composer, and Accompanist

Cathy Azanza Dy

Script Writer

Cathy has brought to life many beloved characters onstage throughout her career in the theater. Her most cherished roles include Princess Sapphire in “The Little Mermaid”, Hope Cladwell in “Urinetown”, Grace Farell in “Annie” and Janet Weiss in “The Rocky Horror Show”. She played Rona Lisa Peretti in the Manila and Singapore productions of “The 25th Annal Putnam Country Spelling Bee.” She has most recently turned her experience and passion for great storytelling towards writing and directing for film and the theater. “Nia and Anwar” marks her first writing collaboration with composer Rony Fortich.

CATHY AZANZA DY

Script Writer

Rolando De Leon

Set Designer / Costume Designer / Scenographer

Rollie de Leon was quite immersed in the arts even prior to joining National Artist Rolando S. Tinio’s Teatro Pilipino at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. With a Certificate in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines Diliman, he worked in various TP productions from 1979 to 1987 assisting Mr. Tinio in the execution of his set design concepts and eventually designing several productions. He has also had several group and solo exhibitions at the CCP Main Gallery and Hallways during this period.

Shifting to production design for Television from 1987-2015, he has still found time to propagate the arts. In 2006, Philippines’ World’s Longest Paining on Continuous Canvas which was recognized by Art Miles Mural Project International Org., and UNESCO as the living manifesto of 2001-2010: International Decade for Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World. Appointed as distinguish International Peace Paint Ambassador by AMMP-UNESCO. Nominated by AMMP-UNESCO for the World Peace Prize.

Currently, he is the exclusive resident Scenographer of the ROMGARJAL Group of Companies. He now spends his time in Dapitan City where he volunteers and participates in various art advocate projects.

ROLANDO DE LEON

Set Designer / Costume Designer / Scenographer

Gene Benedict D. Manaois

Technical Director

EDUCATION
De La Salle University – Manila (2009 – 2013)
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneur, Graduated 2014

Production and Logistics Head
DLSU – Harlequin Theatre Guild produced shows:
A Child Of My Own With Dulaang Pilipino – CSB (2010)
Haunted Hall 2: Our History Of My Horror Unveiled (2011)
Ang Sarili Kong Anak / A Child Of My Own With Israeli Embassy (2011)
Retablo: DLSU – Centennial Walkthrough (2011)
Si Tonying At Ang Mahiwagang Aklat Ng Kasaysayan (2012)

PERFORMANCES
Lead:
DLSU – Harlequin Theatre Guild
In a Grove: Four Japanese Short Stories (English) 2nd Runs as Obosan: Directed by Romualdo Tejada (2010)
Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA)
Batang Rizal as Mayor Rapcu/Paciano: Written by Christine Bellen; Directed by Dudz Terana (2013 – 2014)

GENE BENEDICT D. MANAOIS

Technical Director

Joseph Mattheu

Lights Designer Director

Joseph G. Mattheu is a lighting designer for THeater Dance, Opera, Concerts, Live TV, Music Videos and Live Events.

He manages Hues N Cues lights and sounds and he is the Associate Artistic Director of Twin Bill Theater, a member of PHILSTAGE.

His works for TV include Eat Bulaga, Diz Iz It, The Ryzza Mae The Money Drop-Myanmar.
For theater he has worked for PETA, Tanghalang Pilipino, Gantimpala Theater Foundation and Ballet Philippines which are all members of PHILSTAGE, He regularly light design for The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Virgin Lab Fest and Wifi Body.

He also lights for concerts and events which includes Gary V Live in Dapitan a couple of years ago.

As a teacher, he taught lighting in De La Salle College of Saint Benilde and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela. He conducts a yearly lighting workshop, an initiative of the Twin Bill Theater aptly called Find your Light.

He is currently co-authoring a TESDA and National Commission for Culture and the Arts training regulation and national certifications (NCII) on Lighting for Live Performance.

JOSEPH MATTHEU

Lights Designer Director

ARCONIL JOSE S. JALOSJOS

ThemePark Director – Gloria’s Fantasyland

ROMMEL A. JALOSJOS

Chairman – Gloria de Dapitan