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Incredible performances from new talent at Peta’s ‘Workshop Weekends’

Participants at Peta’s “Workshop Weekends” enjoy the best training. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Peta

It has been a busy December for the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta). With “Rak of Aegis” just closing last December 14, activities inside the Peta Theater Center have been coming one after another continuously.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The year of the youngbloods

PETA’S “Rak of Aegis”—music and lyrics by
the Aegis band, book by Liza Magtoto,musical and
vocal direction by Myke Salomon; directed by Maribel Legarda. JEFF HERNANDEZ

Something is happening in local theater. No, we don’t mean that all the previous years had been a long period of ennui and inactivity. Far from it.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Peta’s ‘Rak of Aegis’ returns this December

IT’S BACK! “Rak of Aegis” will have 12
special shows from Dec. 5 to 14.

Following more than a hundred packed shows this year, “Rak of Aegis,” the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) phenomenal hit musical production, returns to the Peta Phinma stage for a limited run this December.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

Peta’s ‘FnL’ finds craziness in language–or several versions of it

“FNL” HAS a book that’s a hodgepodge
of Tagalog, Bisaya, gay lingo, Pinoy slang
and jologs speak.

Three years ago, Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) put on a show that aimed to make Shakespeare more accessible to the Filipino youth by transplanting the Bard’s dated English to the hip language of rap. The play was “William,” and it was a gamble that handsomely paid off, in both the pedagogical and theatrical sense.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Jonathan Tadioan, all of 29, is playing the mighty part of Willy Loman, 63

TADIOANwith Racquel Pareño, Ricardo
Magno and Marco Viaña in a scene from
“Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” JUDE BAUTISTA

The case of 29-year-old actor Jonathan Tadioan playing the role of 63-year-old Willy Loman in Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente”—Arthur Miller’s classic “Death of A Salesman” translated into Filipino by Rolando Tinio—can very well be the theater curiosity of the season.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »