Arron Villaflor is learning new things from doing theater

Arron Villaflor says his theater experience is helping hone his acting skills.

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10/24/2010 12:47 AM
Arron Villaflor is learning new things from doing theater


Arron Villaflor recently finished the staging of the play Ibong Adarna where he played the lead character Don Juan. This is the third time that Arron has done the said play, but he told Push.com.ph that for this year the production team adapted a new script. “Nung una akala ko ‘yung old script pa rin ang gagamitin namin. Confident pa ako kasi naaalala ko pa ‘yung mga dating lines ko. Pero ‘yung binigay sa akin, bagong script, so panibagong aral na naman. Mabuti ‘yun na may challenge para hindi rin ako magsawa, hindi ako mag petiks na lang.

The young actor-dancer confessed that at first he got scared when he was asked by his handler if he wanted to try theater. But later on he realized that doing Ibong Adarna would be good training while he waits for other projects. “Nung binigyan na ako ng script na napakakapal, ang daming mga malalalim na salitang Tagalog. Sa buong buhay ko noon lang ako nakarinig ng mga ganung salita. Nagdalawang isip ako kung gagawin ko, sabi ko sa handler ko baka hindi ko kayanin. Two acts pa, mga dalawang oras ang haba.

After a series of rigorous rehearsals, Arron learned acting on stage if far more demanding that his earlier works on TV. “Salamat sa direktor ko kasi nag-workshop ako sa kanya kung paano ang tamang arte sa theater. Tinuro niya ‘yung tamang galaw, tamang bigkas ng lines. Dapat kasi may indayog, hindi lang basta binabato ‘yung lines. ‘Yung script na ginagamit namin ‘yung mga lines naka rhyme. Specific ang mga salita so hindi ka pwedeng mag adlib kasi mawawala na sa indayog.”

However, now that he has stage acting experience, Arron considers himself more equipped to do other complex and challenging character on TV and movies. “Ang laki ng naitulong ng Ibong Adarna sa acting ko. Ngayon mas marunong na akong mag modulate ng voice. Mas napapahalagahan ko na ‘yung bawat salita sa mga linya ko. Dito sa play talaga ako mas namulat sa acting. Pinakaimportante talaga ‘yung disiplina. Iba ang disiplina sa theater. Walang artista o sikat. Kapag company call, dapat nandun na kayo lahat. Minsan tutulong kang mag ayos ng set.”