TANGHALANG Pilipino has released the “monovlog” Lola Doc starring award-winning actress Nora Aunor through its online platform PansamanTANGHALAN.
“We will invite actors to support Tanghalang Pilipino’s new platform with the intention of giving honor to the frontliners,” veteran actor and Tanghalang Pilipino’s Artistic Director Fernando “Tata Nanding” Josef told BusinessWorld in a Zoom interview on May 16.
The series of vlogs is meant as a tribute to medical practitioners and ordinary people who become heroes as they navigate the pandemic.
Written by Layeta Bucoy, Lola Doc features a senior frontliner (Aunor) who talks about the pains of losing her husband in a pandemic, remaining strong for their family, and courageously facing the risk of catching the deadly virus to attend to the sick.
Lola Doc is the second Tanghalang Pilipino monovlog following Lolo Doc — starring Mr. Josef — about a senior frontliner turned asymptomatic COVID-19 patient.
Mr. Josef noted that after filming the first vlog, he and Ms. Bucoy saw the potential in expanding it into a series, and invited Ms. Aunor to star in the second vlog.
“Isang napakagandang akda tungkol sa ating mga bagong bayani, ang mga doctors, at ang kanilang mga sakripisyo (It is a beautifull story about our modern heroes, doctors and their sacrifices),” Ms. Aunor said in a press release.
“Naka-ilang beses ko rin akong take sa monovlog bago maging satisfied sa aking nagawa (It took me a few takes of the monovlog before I was satisfied with what I had done),” she added. The veteran actress recorded eight versions of the monovlog.
Lola Doc premieres on Tanghalang Pilipino’s YouTube channel at 6 p.m. on May 21 which is the award-winning actress’ 67th birthday.