Who we are
Founded by 20-something director Toff de Venecia with the aid of Anna Santamaria, The Sandbox Collective is an experimental and multimedia Manila-based performing arts group, powered by a curiosity and sensibility to explore and develop new, groundbreaking, and cutting-edge theatrical work. Through our unique approach to theater, the group aims to:
  1. DISCOVER new artistic voices via open collaboration.
  2. EMPOWER audiences through intellectual and philosophical discourse
  3. INSTILL audiences with a deeper understanding of the world and their humanity.
What we do
Our yearly programming consists of
  • RE:IMAGINE – a unique and off-kilter exploration of an existing show from Broadway, Off-Broadway or The West End
  • BLUEPRINT – a Sandbox Collective original, in partnership with new artistic voices
  • IMAGINARIUM FESTIVAL – a curated multi-arts festival focusing a certain theme.
By experimenting with new styles and technologies and embracing the various humanities, The Sandbox Collective aims to stimulate the development of our local audiences, facilitate the growth of new artistic voices, and contribute to a keen and diversified theater ecology within the local performing arts scene.
The team

Toff De Venecia

Managing Artistic Director

Toff is a Broadway World-nominated theater director who has done extensive work with the Ateneo Blue Repertory. His shows include All Shook Up, Freakshow, Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway World nomination), 13: The Musical, Company Call, and A New Brain. He has also assistant directed for 9 Works Theatrical’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Spelling Bee and Batboy: The Musical, and most recently, Repertory Philippines’ Wait Until Dark. Toff serves on the board of 9 Works Theatrical and is an editor and regular columnist for The Philippine Star.
 @imcalledtoffee @imcalledtoffee

Anna Santamaria

Operations Director

A former Finance and Administration head of an international airline company, Anna set aside her corporate career to become involved in the theater full time. She is the Company Manager of 9 Works Theatrical, committed to bringing the best of Broadway and The West End to our local audiences. She also does Production Management for shows and other events, and has appeared in numerous plays such as REP’s Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Carol, POC’s La Boheme, TP’s Noli Me Tangere, 9 Works Theatrical’s Songs for a New World, RENT, and They’re Playing Our Song.
 @annasantz  @annasantz

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6762 Ayala Avenue, Makati,
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