"Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba",an adaptation of the short story, "How Rosang Taba Won A Race" by Dean Francis Alfar follows the journey of Rosang Taba, a folk hero, who is celebrated for doing the unthinkable, an inspiration for the natives of our country. Her story shows that people – regardless of their appearance, race, gender, or station in life – have the ability to hope, dream, and succeed.
"Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba" is adapted by Rody Vera and Maynard Manansala and is directed by José Estrella. The short story, "How Rosang Taba Won A Race" won the Palanca Award in 2006 (Short Story for Children) and was published in English and Filipino by Lampara Books.
Established in 1976 by the late National Artist for Theatre Tony Mabesa, Dulaang UP is the country’s premiere academic theater organization. Originally established as the production arm of UP’s Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Program, it has become a quasi-professional group with a regular season. This year, Dulaang UP celebrates its 45th season.
Dulaang UP has been a vehicle for seasoned theater artists to articulate their visions and to interact with theater students through productions mounted by veteran directors Tony Mabesa, Anton Juan, Amiel Leonardia, Alexander Cortez, Josefina Estrella, the late Behn Cervantes and Ogie Juliano; guest directors Edgardo dela Cruz, Peter Kern and Floy Quintos; as well as young directors led by Dexter Santos.
Through their productions, Metro Manila audiences have witnessed masterworks of the world repertoire. These include works by Shakespeare, Brecht, Ibsen, Chekhov, Moliere, Wilde, Williams, Miller, Lorca and Strindberg, among others. Original Filipino plays staged by Dulaang UP include works by National Artists Nick Joaquin, Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero and Bienvenido Lumbera. Other homegrown and renowned writers whose works have been staged by DUP include Severino Montano, Anton Juan, Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio, Boy Noriega, Rene Villanueva, Butch Dalisay, Floy Quintos, Chris Millado and other playwrights.
The company has also had the privilege of working with theater designers like National Artist Salvador Bernal, Monino Duque, Gino Gonzales, Leo Abaya and Eric Pineda. It has also been developing new designers for theatre like Voltaire de Jesus, Tuxqs Rutaquio, Jethro Joaquin, Carlo Pagunaling, and Faust Peneyra. Dulaang UP has established a reputation for innovation and excellence in theatre as a training ground for young talent, a venue for published and new works, and a source of new talent for local and international theatre, cinema, television and even the advertising industries.