NO FILTER: A Millennial Monologue ! (a Gen X-er’s Review) @theSandboxCo #SandboxNoFilter

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NO FILTER: LET’S TALK ABOUT ME is an original Filipino monologue by The Sandbox Collective that highlights the angst and aspirations of an often misunderstood technology-empowered Gen Y generation called The Millennials.

Being a Gen X-er who has been blogging for 10 years, it was a revelation for me to be able to empathize with this young Filipino generation–often described as lazy, self-entitled, and narcissistic. But I actually love working with this group of vibrant and globally-in-touch change makers (sometimes called hipsters in Manila).

Don’t miss this chance to watch this exceptional play about The Millennials.

Here’s what we think about No Filter: Let’s talk about Me 


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Do you know what they say about us?

Five millennials talk about this Time Magazine article: “Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation” and what people are saying about them.

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Downloading in Progress

There are 8 cast members performing 5 at a time during each show.

Four of them are celebrities making their debut on stage–Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Mikael Daez, Saab Magalona-Bacarro, and Lauren Young.

The other cast members include a theater veteran making a comeback, Khalil Kaimo, and homegrown theater talents, Cai Cortez, Sarah Facuri, and Micah Muñoz.

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The First You

The show is entertaining throughout, with a mix of funny monologues and a supporting cast acting out the scene in the background…

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The Interview

…and dramatic interviews portraying the inner thoughts of millenials amidst pressure and expectation.

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I Sucked When I Was Happy

They talk about their fears and hopes, and what’s really going on their minds.

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Paint Me a Picture

I like the improv intermission where the millenials have to paint a picture of themselves in funny situations.

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Emoticon War

Some audiences may find themselves lost in the conversation because of the different acronyms like FOMO, FMK, FML, VSCO, MOMOL, etc. and the Emoticon Wars, if they’re not part of this generation.

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Best Chance

One of the best monologues is the Best Chance segment, which talks about the Icarus Deception on How High Will You Fly? 

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Apps You Should Check Out Right Now

I also love the wish list of millennial apps, which include “Nasaan si Crush?”–combining Waze, Foursquare, and Tinder to stalk and find your crush.

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It was enlightening to find out about how dating is done these days and how millenials think about intimacy in the age of social media.

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5 Millenials, Instagram Photo

Saab Magalona was our favorite! She surprised the audience, really assuming the role of her character and delivering her monologue from the heart. I was an emotional and convincing performance.

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My personal favorite monologue was when 5 millenials talk about what happened last night.

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It gave different perspectives on what happens in a millennial parties these days.


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Who Are the Millenials in Your Neighborhood?

Don’t miss the start of the second act depicting the millennial stereotypes to the tune of “Who are the people in your neighborhood?”

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A parody of the Fashion Bloggers…

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…or the Capslock Activitist.

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Social Media Change

I like this criticism about people who support online petitions, share their advocacy and make noise on social media, but in reality don’t do anything about it.

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Love Me Tinder

The funniest part of the show is how millennial dating happens via Tinder these days.

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I also like this honest reflection of a millennial on attending Sunday mass, going to confession, and the spiritual struggle of the young generation.

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Even More Apps You Should Check Out Right Now

These second set of apps where boring. Can’t the writers think of better apps?

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I love this improv part where each one will pick a random set of 3 things or people and choose who to Fuck, Marry, or Kill.

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Letters Across Space and Time

An interesting monologue about the past and future millennials writing to each other.

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This was voted as favorite monologue by the cast members, which gives an accurate picture of the life and struggles of being a millennial.

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Moving Out

A monologue about moving out, being independent, failing in a foreign land, and swallowing one’s pride.

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Coming of Age

A touching monologue on the feelings and difficulties of the coming of age of a millennial.

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So I’m a Millenial

We were so lucky to see all the 8 cast members perform in one play, who gave honest portrayals of their millennial characters.

I hope they do it again on the closing night or on the opening of the re-run.

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I was so proud to watch an original Filipino monologue and an accurate depiction of the hopes and fears of the millennial generation.

A brilliant monologue concept that Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers should watch to have more empathy for the younger generation. Millenials should also watch this to understand themselves better.

It’s a play that is very relevant to this social media generation that can even be staged in Singapore, London, and New York.

A monologue series by Millennials, for Millennials, about Millennials.

Sandbox Collective

DATE: July 25 – August 2, 2015
VENUE: RCBC Theater, Makati

(in alphabetical order)
Cai Cortez
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Sarah Facuri
Khalil Kaimo
Saab Magalona-Bacarro
Micah Muñoz
Lauren Young

DIRECTED BY: Toff de Venecia

For inquiries, call 0917-8996680 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.

HASHTAG: #SandboxNoFilter

LOCATION: RCBC Theater, Makati

July 25 (SAT) 3pm
July 25 (SAT) 8pm
July 26 (SUN) 3pm
July 31 (FRI) 8pm
August 1 (SAT) 8pm
August 2 (SUN) 3pm

P1,600 – VIP Orchestra
P1,400 – Orchestra Center
P1,200 – Orchestra Side
P1,000 – Loge
P 800 – Balcony

For more info, visit

Live an Awesome Life,


Disclosure: We watched the media preview of No Filter, courtesy of our friend Toff de Venecia. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Don’t miss the limited two-weekend run at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater!  

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