About TFM

A Short History

TFM (TheaterFansManila.com) started in April 2011 when founder Elfrida Tan found herself incredibly inspired by a local re-staging of Broadway’s Next to Normal. It touched her so much that she decided to start a Facebook page dedicated to Manila’s burgeoning theater scene, hoping that it would reach as many people as possible.

After a few months, she partnered with her friend Adrienne Gopoco to try to take TFM to the next level. Together, they infiltrated Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. They made monthly theater calendars, did weekend show round-ups, organized show listings — all aimed at bringing awareness to the theater scene.

After four years of hard work, the partnership has grown into what is now Team TFM, a group of young, talented, and diverse theater fans who cover as many shows as they can.

After seven years of collective love and passion, TFM is now the premier theater publication in the Philippines.

For inquiries, please email theaterfansmnl@gmail.com.


The Editorial Staff

Elfrida Tan
Managing Director

Nikki Francisco
Editor-in-Chief and Chief Reviewer

Adrienne Gopoco
Creative Director

Jen Gaisano
Graphic Designer

Sandy Da Silva
Raffy Cancino
Erickson Dela Cruz
Erica Jacinto