At the media event for the theater production ‘DickTalk’ on February 21, actor Jake Cuenca expressed his hopes that women would get to watch his upcoming play, DickTalk.
Cuenca stated that their upcoming play would help women understand the struggles men endure nowadays.
Cuenca said, “If I want anyone to see the show, sana babae, so girls can figure out na it’s not as easy as you guys think. We bust it out, na ang galing ko na, it’s not as easy as that, it’s not as simple as that.”
The actor pointed out that when it comes to love, one must fight for what one believes in. It takes a lot of work to keep and stand for that love.
He also pointed out that men currently do not receive adequate representation.
He added, “Pero, but if I want anyone to watch the play, I wish that more women could come out and watch the show, kasi in this day and age also na maraming representation ng mga feminist right now eh, a lot of women have a lot of idols to look up [to].”
He raised a point, “Parang to follow their path, guys nowadays, nawawala ‘yung representation ng lalaki, ano na ba talaga ‘yung tama? Ano ba talaga ‘yung mali na sabihin, minsan natatakot na tayo magsalita kasi baka may sabihin ako, i-cancel ako dito.”
Cuenca urges everyone to watch the play since it is an open dialogue without judgment, which is an “eye-opener”.
The actor also highlighted that his role in ‘DickTalk’ reflects his motivation to fight for love.
Inspired by the 1996 production ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ the creation of Edwin Vinarao, with Ara Vicencio and Benj Cruz Garcia, portrays five people embodying different yet relatable life experiences of men across all ages– a teenager (Gold Aceron), a trans man (Nil Nodalo), a sex worker (Jake Cuenca), a metrosexual (Mikoy Morales), and an old man (Archi Adamos).
Under the direction of Phil Noble, with producers V-Roll Media Ventures and Trifecta Brand Lab, DickTalk stages ten shows during its limited run at the RCBC Theater from April 15-23, 2023.