Disturbance, the musical

DISTURBANCE, a musical scored by Tony Award-winning producer Mark Ferris and based on Ivy Alvarez’s verse novel that explores the impact of domestic violence, premiered at Musicasa in Tokyo, running from 2 July to 4 July 2019.

Please visit the website to learn more, including a full interview with Ms Alvarez. Here’s an excerpt:

How does it feel to see your work adapted for the stage? 

Incredibly surreal! That this could be a possibility for my poetry is not something I could have foreseen. Truly, it’s a thrill and privilege.

Read the rest here.

Below are rehearsal photos from the show.

Media and blog coverage

Five Questions

Please tell us about the making of Langit ang buhay.

Outside my writing attic is a small balcony, with wood palings ranged all around, and I noticed a hole from which a nail had fallen out. So in I go, into the hole, towards the poem.

This poem forms part of a series that responds to Filipino idiomatic expressions. There are many of these. It will probably take me forever.

Elizabeth Onusko Cafferkey asks Five Questions of Ivy Alvarez, for Foundry.