Let’s admit it. We’ve all seen the memes and we’ve shared all the long Facebook posts. (Yes we’re looking at you, 9gag. You too, berlin-artparasites.) Nowadays, truth prevails in the form of sass, humor, and hugot – existential blabber if you will. So when The Sandbox Collective decided to get serious on dropping truths and metaphors about today’s generation “why”, they did it in the most millennial way possible – all talk, “No Filter”.
Now with a new venue, new monologues, and more millennials, the conversation just got a little bit more interesting. We caught up with newbies Paolo Valenciano, Sam Concepcion, and Carla Humphries to get the lowdown on how it was like joining the gang, re-learning theater, and perhaps even get a hint of the surprises up their sleeves. It maybe too early to tell what “No Filter 2.0” has in stored but if there’s anything we can already take away from this set of re-runs, it’s that it will always be a process of constant learning and improving – oh wait, is that another metaphor?
Did you watch the first run of No Filter? What did you think?
Paolo Valenciano: Yes. It’s so refreshing to hear all these tiny voices in your head finally [said] out loud. Either I experienced something exactly like that or I know someone who was going through the same thing and it’s comforting cause its nice to know that I’m not the only one.
Sam Concepcion: Aside from it being relatable, it was very reflective. At first, it was [said to be] a play by millennials for millennials but it turned out to be for everybody. It was a way for the previous generation to understand our struggles more.
How did you get the part?
Pao: Toff actually asked me to be a part of the first run but we had some problems with the schedule. But I really liked the material so I wanted to get involved somehow. He started inviting me to the critique night and asked me for my opinions. Then when they decided to have a second run, I had about 3 shows this September and 1 show in October that got cancelled so I figured it was a clear sign that I should do it.