Everything you need to understand or teach Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn.
Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters is a play in two acts that deals with the brutal suppression of political opposition to Ferdinand Marcos's government in the Philippines, as framed against the first Manila International Film Festival. Hagedorn playfully rearranges historical events and presents the harrowing and tragic narrative as a radio soap opera.
The play is narrated throughout by the radio soap opera personalities Nestor Norales and Barbara Villanueva. They introduce the central characters of the play. There is Joey Sands, a male prostitute; Senator Avila, leader of the opposition; Romeo and Trini, young lovers who dream of movie stardom; and Daisy Avila, beauty queen, daughter of Senator Avila and lover to Santos Tirador, the communist leader of the New People's Army, the NPA. Observing all of this is Filipino expat Rio Gonzaga, who is back in Manila for her grandmother's funeral.
As the Film Festival approaches, Imelda Marcos is...
Dogeaters Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: