The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through its audio-visual development program, will hold a basic acting workshop for beginning actors for film, at the Cinematheque Davao from June 20-23.
Tony Mabesa—director, actor, professor and advocate for the Philippine arts—will be conducting the workshop.
Mabesa has appeared in over 30 movies, directed plays for 50 years and has appeared in over 140 plays all over the world.
Assisting him with the workshop are three prominent figures in the performing arts.
Adriana Agcaoili is a writer, director and actress. She has starred in many plays like “Hamlet” and “Florante at Laura.” She is recognized for her portrayal of Ate Joji, her role in the children’s show “Batibot” (1984-2002).
Peter Alcedo Jr. mentors dance troupes. He has choreographed several award-winning numbers, and is the founder, director, manager and performer of Pinagbukod ng Talento.
Brian Arda is a theater practitioner from the University of the Philippines-Manila. He has starred in various plays and films. He was most recently part of Erik Matti’s “OTJ (On the Job),” which was screened at the Director’s Fortnight in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Registration is ongoing, and forms are available at the Davao Cinematheque. Slots are limited and are subject to first-come, first-serve basis.