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Theater summer workshops

Gantimpala Theater, ongoing until May 11


ONGOING until May 11 is Gantimpala Theater’s 2013 Summer Musical Theater Workshop for teens and young adults.


Gantimpala is a 36-year-old dramatic arts company with a theater season of the Four Classics such as “Florante at Laura,” “Kanser (Noli Me Tangere),” “Ibong Adarna” and “El Filibusterismo”; also the historical drama “Katipunan: Mga Anak ng Bayan” and the children’s Filipino musical “Ang Prinsepe at ang Pulubi.”


Once headed by the late theater icon Tony Espejo, the company has yielded talents like Joel Lamangan, Jose Javier Reyes, Soxie Topacio, Bonifacio Ilagan, Ed Maranan, Jose Victor Torres, Jose Dennis Teodosio, Lou Veloso, Arnell Ignacio, Manny Castañeda, Beverly Salviejo, Tessie Tomas, Ricky Davao, Tommy Abuel and Pen Medina.


Classes, which are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will teach workshop participants how to act, sing and dance in musical theater production, under the guidance of singer and director Roeder Camañag.


Enrollment ongoing at the 2nd floor of the Open-Air Auditorium building, in Luneta, Manila. Tuition fee is P5,000. This year’s summer workshop is in partnership with Santa Isabel College, Manila, and the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC).


For inquiries, call 5280603 or 0921-5286308. For updates, visit www.facebook/gantimpala or follow @gantimpala_tf on Twitter.



Tanghalang Pilipino, ongoing until May 30


TANGHALANG Pilipino’s annual four-week Summer Acting Workshops which opened last Thursday, covers the following Children’s Dramatics for Children 1-2 (April 4-28), Musical Teen Theater (April 4-26), Teen Theater, Beginning Acting (Aril 4-28), and Production and Stage Management (April 4-28).


To cap off the TP summer program, students will take part in a recital at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and will get the chance to be invited to audition or perform in regular season plays and special shows produced by Tanghalang Pilipino.


Specialized courses include Directing for Beginners (April 4-28) under Floy Quintos; Acting for TV, Film and TV Commercials (May 7-16) under Nanding Josef; and Analyzing Shakespeare (May 21-30) under Rody Vera.


For inquiries/reservations, call 8321125 locals 1620/1621, 0935-3784781 (Enzo Marco) or 0915-6072275 (Lorelei Celestino).



9 Works Theatrical, April 8-May 26


9 WORKS Theatrical holds Stage Camp, a six-week series of summer theater workshops in partnership with The Rockwell Club, from April 8 to May 26, 2013.


Participants will share in the experience of live theater  through improv activities, acting exercises and rehearsals, with a culminating showcase at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium.


Kiddie & Pre-Teen Camp (ages 5-11) will be held Monday to Friday, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m., and will be spearheaded by Onyl Torres and Peachy Atilano.


Teen Camp (ages 12-17) will be held Monday to Friday, 4-6 p.m., and will be taught by Gemini Quintos and Bym Buhain.


Adult Camp (18 and above) will be held Monday to Friday, 7-9 p.m., and will be mentored by 9 Works Theatrical’s artistic director and theater veteran Robbie Guevara, and Carlos Canlas.


For inquiries, call 5867105 or 0917-5545560, or email [email protected] Visit or


Peta, April 9-May 11


CHILDREN, teens, young professionals and theater enthusiasts of all ages are also invited to explore the world of theater through this year’s Peta Summer Program from April 9 to May 11.


Basic courses include Children’s Theater 1 (for ages 6-9), Children’s Theater 2 (ages 9-12), Teen Theater (for ages 13-16), and Theater Arts (for ages 17 and up), while the advanced courses for ages 17 and up are Basic Acting, and Creative Musical Theater.


Due to the number of summer workshop applicants, Peta has opened four additional classes of its most in-demand courses—Children’s Theater, Teen Theater and Theater Arts.


Every course uses Peta’s unique Integrated Theater Arts Approach, which blends the five different disciplines in theater, namely creative drama, body movement and dance, creative sound and music, creative writing and visual arts.


The Summer Program ends with the participants’ final showcase at the Peta-Phinma Theater, in which they will present their own production.


To join the Peta Summer Program, please schedule an interview for enrollment through 7256244, 4100821, 0916-3090707, or [email protected]



Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at Peta Theater Center, May 21-26


LONDON’S most prestigious drama school, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada), holds a workshop in Asia for the first time through a course on Musical Theater at Peta Theater Center this May 21 to 26.


Founded in 1904 and one of the oldest drama schools in United Kingdom, Rada’s roster of graduates include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Clive Owen, Vivien Leigh, Tom Hiddleston and Maggie Gyllenhaal, among others.


The Musical Theater course is a week-long intensive training offered to professional actor-singers who have undergone formal vocal training and are intending to pursue a career in Musical Theater. Participants will work with Rada instructors to develop necessary skills for a successful career in Musical Theater, working on solo pieces, a duet or trio and an ensemble number.


Participants will also be given guidance on casting and with developing an audition repertoire. At the end of the course, students will perform selected pieces for an invited audience then followed by individual feedback.


The course is also a rare chance for Filipino performers to earn a Rada certificate upon completion of the workshop.


To join, please contact 0906-2115003, or [email protected]