1. Cosmopolitan – Philippines 2. Theatre – Philippines 3. Performing arts – Philippines. Cosmopolitanism, Theatre, and the Philippines: Performing Community in a World of Strangers is an attempt toward a theorization of cosmopolitanism via Philippine theatre. The book’s concept is premised on a sense of belonging in a community of strangers; this comes from the firm conviction that theatre, by nature, prepares its audience to engage in a community which are both local and global. The vibrant Manila theatre scene is used as takeoff point in articulating this argument.