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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

entry arrow2:29 PM | Remembering Dennis Teodosio

I think the last time we saw each other, I was trying to bring your play Gee-gee at Waterina to Dumaguete, years and years ago, in 2007. I was grateful that Tanghalang Pilipino was finally able to bring it in, in a double bill with Chris Martinez’s Welcome to Intelstar. Your play was something I loved—I think I staged-read the part of Gee-gee once?—and I wanted to share its crazy queerness with Dumaguete. But we must have seen each other many other times, in the Palancas, for example, or for assorted literary stuff that required me to be in Manila. The first time we met was in Iligan in 2002, where we were fellows—and together with Glenn Sevilla Mas, we were notorious for postponing a workshop session because we wanted to watch Miss Universe. That was how persuasive we were as a trio. During the pandemic, I sometimes dreamed of someday going to Myanmar. “I could see Dennis again,” I told myself. Alas, it was not meant to be. Farewell, Jose Dennis Teodosio. Your passing was much too soon.

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