Tara Jamora Oppen
Category: Assistant Directing, Directing
Languages: English



Ateneo Fine Arts Department
Ateneo Old Comm Black Box (2017)
Photos by Christopher Cancio, Twinkle Liboon


‘BFF’ by Anna Ziegler tells the story of Lauren, who grapples with the trauma she experienced in childhood as a result of the death of her best friend, Eliza. Lauren, now in her late 20s, keeps to herself as she continues to blame herself for causing Eliza’s death, despite the advances of a new love interest named Seth. With each scene, the play slowly unfolds the truth of her trauma by vacillating between Lauren’s childhood and Lauren’s adulthood. The story's parallelisms reveal how her experiences in the past cause her choices in the present.


“A must for the nostalgic, BFF is a pleasure to watch for the little kid in you. ”
— Alexandra Goño, Vantage Magazine


  • Playwright: Anna Ziegler
  • Director: Missy Maramara
  • Assistant Director: Tara Jamora Oppen
  • Stage Management: Tuesday Angliongto
  • Choreographer: Stephen Viñas
  • Set Desginer: Kayla Teodoro
  • Lights Designer: Luis Soriano
  • Sounds Designer: Mica Fajardo
  • Costume Designer: Yanna Parpan
  • Cast: Alecx Lorica, Camille Abaya, Hans Braga
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