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Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

PETA’s “The Care Divas” and the Ethics of Care

Written by Liza Magtoto with music by Vince de Jesus and directed by Maribel Legarda, The Care Divas revolves around the struggle of five Filipino caregivers in Israel. However, this struggle is a mere background to the real struggle with their sexual identities as bakla (Filipino gay men) in this predominantly Jewish nation.

(Read more of Sir Anril Pineda Tiatco’s review for The Theatre Times, of The Care Divas that will run until 19 March 2017 at the PETA Theater Center in New Manila, Philippines.)

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