Third World Improv and the PETA Theater Center Present the Biggest Improv Comedy Festival in Asia

Third World Improv and the PETA Theater Center in cooperation with Ticket2Me present the Manila ImprovFestival to be held at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City on March 27-31, 2019.

Manila Improv Festival, or MIF, is a globally recognized biennial showcase of the best acts in improvisational theater in the Asian region and beyond. It is on its 5th edition and has developed a loyal audience since it began in 2010. This year’s Manila Improv Festival includes 58 improv acts from all over the world, including groups and individuals from Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia, the United States, Spain, Colombia, France, and Venezuela in what is considered to be one of the major improv festivals in the world.

Performers of unscripted and unrehearsed theater will do shows in four (4) different performing venues inside the PETA Theater Center for a five-day comedy marathon with 20 shows and 10 workshops beginning on the evening of March 27 until the evening of March 31.  

“This is the most international festival we have had yet, with special shows that celebrate and embrace the roots of the individual performers. For example, we have an all Latino show, a French show, an Indians of Singapore show, and an LGBTQ show,” says festival producer Gabe Mercado.

Tickets are already available online through the Ticket2Me platform in single show and multiple show packages.

For further information, the festival producers may be reached through

PETA’S A Game of Trolls Returns this October 2018!

Pro-HR netizens will probably go beastmode on statements like these. But before you go lit AF, maybe it’s good to take a step back, look at the bigger picture and think if “making patol” online will do you any good. Instead of wasting precious time arguing with faceless mythical beings who hide behind screens, why not log-out, get off your mobilephone or laptop, and invite family and friends to go to the theater with you, and watch A GAME OF TROLLS, PETA’s martial law musical for millennials (and millennials-at-heart!). 


But what’s it about? A GAME OF TROLLS is the story of Hector (Myke Salomon / TJ Valderrama), a professional keyboard warrior for Marshalls of History, a troll center who is running a pro-Martial Law campaign lead by Bimbam (Vince Lim).  Hector, being the tactless and detached Internet tough guy that he is, effortlessly infuriates anti-martial law advocates with his insensitive and random unsolicited comments about the victims of Martial law, making him the top guy in the trolling game. This prompts the “visits” of the Ghosts of Martial Lawfrom the Internet Cloud, reminding him to never forget their struggle to liberate the country from the dictatorship.  Their stories, along with his own mother’s, Tere (Upeng Galang-Fernandez / Gail Billones), made Hector reexamine his involvement in the trolling business.  


Directed by Maribel Legarda, written by Liza Magtoto and music by Vince De Jesus, (the same team that brought you Caredivas), A GAME OF TROLLS is not only an ode to the heroes of Martial Law. It is an appeal to the millennials to #NeverForget that the dark history that took awaydemocracy decades ago has spawned the same strain of oppressor that is taking our democracy away right now. It is a reminder that by understanding the history of the people’s struggle for democracy, we are also keeping in mind to #NeverAgain allow a tyrant to steal it away from us. It is anattempt to stimulate discourse about truth and history in the age of social media: to look beyond the memes and fake news, and to encourage thinking critically and acting responsibly both online and offline.


So what are you waiting for? Book tickets now, watch withyour family and friends, and, regardless of opinions, let’s make theater a safe space for conversation, reflection, and critical thinking. Tuloy po kayo sa PETA Theater Center, kuwentuhan tayo!


A GAME OF TROLLS will have a limited two-weekend run on Oct 13-14 and 20-21, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center. For tickets, you may contact PETA at 725-6244 or visit  You may also visit our website: or send a message to the PETA Theater Center official Facebook page (, Instagram and Twitter (@petatheatercenter).