Ampalaya Monologues is a live show that features a growing collection of stories about the bitterness of love and life, told through monologues and spoken word poetry – as written by Mark Ghosn.
Since its first run in 2015, the show has been featured in major TV networks, publications, radio shows, and websites in the Philippines. It also had full house shows in the country’s prime venues such as The PETA Theater and The Cultural Center of the Philippines. The show’s videos have been viewed millions of times online.
In 2017, some of the Ampalaya Monologues got published into a book under Summit Publishing, and in 2020, the show inspired an anthology series on ABS-CBN’s iWant entitled Ampalaya Chronicles. With all these milestones, Ampalaya Monologues is now recognized as one of the most successful episodic plays in the Philippines.