Banner – CCP Virtual Workshops for TECHNICAL THEATER AND DESIGN

THE Production Design and Technical Services Division (PDTSD) will hold virtual workshops on technical theatre and design from August 3 to 21, 2021.

The workshops are open to all who are interested in design and technical theater, ages 21 to 35 years old, at least high school graduate.  Those who want to join must fill up the registration form (  Their application must also include a list of their works and/or curriculum vitae.

They are encouraged to submit their design portfolio such as but not limited to photo or video documentation, sketches, renderings lay-outs, plots, souvenir program or playbill, newspaper clippings, reviews, and other related documents.  Specific qualifications (for Set, Costume, Lights, and Sound Design classes) will be announced at a later date.

Registration period is until July 30, 2021.

Distinguished design and technical theatre practitioners will facilitate the workshops – Zard Eguia for Scene Design; Tuxqs Rutaquio for Costume Design; Joseph Matheu for Lights Design; and TJ Ramos for Sound Design.

Conversations in Production Management, Stage Management, and Technical Direction complement the workshop.

Baha Vergara, Haps Constantino and Loraine Macatangay will tackle Stage Management while Pat Gascon, Allie Eguia and Soc Amon, discuss nuances in Production Management.  To share shop techniques, Renz Sevilla, D Cortezano and Roldan Lozano will delve in Technical Direction.

Noted Designers who have made a name in the international scene, Faust Peneyra and Loy Arcenas will share their expertise in ExperTalks to would-be designers and technical theater wanna-bes.

Nikki Torres moderates Conversations and ExperTalks.

For more information, kindly contact Renee at or Camille at

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The Sixth National Rondalla Workshop is now opening its doors to individual rondalla conductors and instrumentalists.

This was announced by the Artist Training Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines recently. While the Workshop has been open only to group applications, it is now accepting individual applicants in response to popular demand.

The Workshop will be held on July 27-31, 2021 via Zoom, marking the first time the event goes online since 2014.

The Workshop aims to reach the young musicians’ full potential as rondalla performers, especially with this online set-up.

The workshop trainers will be led by Prof. Elaine Juliet Espejo of the Celso Espejo Rondalla and the UP Rondalla, and faculty member of the UP College of Music. The workshop modules include sectional rehearsals per rondalla instrument, note reading sessions, and individual rondalla ensemble cliniquing sessions. The workshop will culminate in an online recorded performance that will be streamed via the CCP Facebook Page on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The workshop fee is Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000.00) per participant slot (inclusive of online materials and newly arranged rondalla pieces). Limited slots are available.

Interested individual applicants must submit the following:
1. Duly accomplished application form.
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2. An audio/ video recording of a recent performance of at least two (2) pieces by the individual.

Applications must be sent via email at
Deadline for submission of applications: July 9, 2021, Friday

Deadlines and application form for individual applicants are not applicable to group applicants. Refer to for Group Application details.

Acceptance to the workshop will be based on the merit of their application.

Upon notice of acceptance, individual participants must pay the full amount (no reservation fee) on or before July 20, 2021, Tuesday.
For more information, please contact the CCP Artist Training Division by e-mail at (Look for Ms. Kass Almarez).

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News: Over 30 world-renowned musicians unites for PINTIG, A Percussion Festival this May

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Before this month of May ends, There will be a one-of-a-kind musical Festival which will happen online. Brought to us by The Cultural Center of the Philippines‘ Office of the President and Percussive Arts Society Philippines (PAS PH), PINTIG -A Percussion Festival marks as one of the biggest gatherings of performing artists in the country today, for over 30 talented musicians from all over the world will gather to show us their impressive talents through the wonderful sounds of percussion and drum instruments. Apart from performances, there will be also Master Classes to be conducted by world-renowned percussionists.

This three (3)-day virtual festival, which seeks to further promote the musical sounds of percussion and drums, boasts of highly-engaging activities for everyone. Pintig is a Tagalog word for “Beat” or “rhythm” in musical terms. Pintig Festival will conduct and provide performances, clinics, master classes, workshops and panels given by the finest artists in the country and showcasing all areas of percussion, drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness.  PINTIG, A Percussion Festival will happen from May 28 to May 30, 7:30 PM, at the CCP Office of the President Facebook Page. ( –OPEN TO ALL and NO ADMISSION FEE.

Delight in the performances of over THIRTY (30) of the most recognizable names in drumming and percussion.  The performers are Alexis Constantino (Percussionist from ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra),
Aaron Awitan Reyes (FEU Drumline),
Andrea Tanlapco (Temple Hill International School),
Arthur Lipner (World-renowned Keyboard Percussionist),
Arvin Olete (UP College of Music),
Benedict Marcelino (UP College of Music),
Chico Macorol (UP College of Music),
Cyd and Ruth Tumpalan (Filipino artists based in USA),
Daniel Bartolome (Award-winning Music Director),
Eisen Soler (Citizen’s Brigade Band of Dasma City),
Ernie Severino (from Side A band),
Gian Vergel (UST Conservatory of Music),
Jacques and Jose Dufourt (UP College of Music/ Pinikpikan/ Salsamba),
John Paul Villahermosa (UP College of Music/ OFY/ Banda 46, Carmona Cavite),
Dr. John Wooton (World-renowned Percussionist and Rudimental Drummer),
Otep Concepcion (South Border),
Julia Tabije (UP College of Music),
Junjun Regalado (drummer of Bamboo),
Jun Regalado (Asia’s Best Drummer),
Karmi Santiago (Drummer of Ebe Dancel/ Baihana/ Richard Poon),
Kent Bryan Capistrano (PWU/ OFY/, Banda 5, Cardona, Rizal),
Kevin Castelo (Jacobs School of Music Indiana University),
Lexter Deo D. Santos (OFY/ CEU/ PWU),
Mar Dizon (First Zildjian Philippines Ambassador),
Mariella Evhavez (Classic Youth Orchestra, Cebu City),
Maria Elora C. Aquino (Temple Hill International School),
Rhonnel Iban?ez (OFY/ CEU / Banda Dos Kabataan, Angono Rizal),
Ryan Peralta (Drumstart Drum Circles Philippines),
Satur Tiamson (Filipino Artist based in Hong Kong/ Angono Wind Ensemble and President of PAS Philippines),
Tusa Montes (UP College of Music),
Abby Clutario (UP College of Music),
Vinnie Aguas (Filipino based in USA),
Zara Lachica (UST Conservatory of Music and Secretary and Treasurer of PAS Philippines),
Jayson Rivera (Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra),
Batukada De Negros Percussion Group,
Digos City Tribal Beatz,
UST Percussion Ensemble: Mark Eduard Hipona, Gabriel Zagala, Roby Calderon, Allan Abdulla, Isaac Belostrino, Emmanuel John Mahipus, Franco Tantay, Isaac De Alva, Koreen Trinidad, Nicolette Zamora,
KKK: Kundiman, Kwentuhan at Katuwaan musicians, Nobel Queano (Guitarist and Arranger- HK Based), Lorraine Lisen (Soprano) and Zscharmaine Princess Baretto (Soprano),
Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Percussion Ensemble, and
Patrick Jarod Paz (OFY).

Alongside with these exciting performances from the artists mentioned above, a series of workshops will also be offered EXCLUSIVELY to Percussive Arts Society members.  World-renowned keyboard percussionist Arthur Lipner will elevate your understanding of various keyboard percussions on his workshop entitled, KEYBOARD PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS, which will happen on May 28, at 8:30 PM.  John Wooton a.k.a. Dr. Throwdown, a highly-respected percussion educator gives his lecture on UNDERSTANDING RUDIMENTS AND CLAVE,” on May 29, at 8:30PM. Those who would like to attend these workshops may sign up for PAS membership.  The link for registration is or you may contact Mr. Satur Tiamson on Facebook and email at

PINTIG, A Percussion Festival is a project of the CCP Office of the President’s SINING SIGLA Program.  This program, under the leadership of CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, aims to continuously reach out to the public, even in the midst of the pandemic, by providing culturally-relevant art programs online.  Past programs include ‘Jazz Stay At Home’ (Jazz Festival), ‘MALA’ (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts), ‘Sigla ng Pasko,’ and ‘Awit at Dula: Pagbabalik-tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan.’

Schedule of Performances:

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Day 2

Day 3

Mr. Satur Tiamson, President of Percussive Arts Society Philippines mentioned during the virtual press launch to make sure not to missed the 3rd day of the festival because there will be a special presentation not only for the audiences but for all the percussionists.

The Pintig, a Percussion Festival is also supported by JB Music Philippines, Initial- P Percussion Studio (HK), Innovative Percussion, Inc. (USA), Gip Percussion (HK), Coray Percussion (HK)and Prologix Percussion USA.

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This summer, Philippines Educational Theater Association (PETA) is not letting distance get in the way of giving kids and teens an invigorating way to explore their creative interests and talents. Dedicated to continuing its annual summer program, PETA is offering its summer workshop through its online platform to make for a productive summer for young aspiring artists despite the ongoing

With five (5) courses to be conducted on Zoom, this year’s summer workshop will engage kids and teens in an interactive, fun-filled virtual atmosphere that will make each class a meaningful experience. Opening on May 24, parents may enroll their children ages 7 to 17 years old in any one of these courses:

Children’s Theater is for kids ages 7 to 12 and will focus on nourishing the creative spirit in children. Each activity will help build each child’s confidence by immersing them in rhythmic movements, dance, singing, games, painting, and puppetry. They will also have the opportunity to work on collaborating with others through role-playing and storytelling exercises. Not only is this workshop a great platform for kids to express their artistic potential and nourish their creativity, it can also serve as a wonderful opportunity to meet and make new friends.

Acting for Teens is offered to budding actors ages 13 to 17. This course will teach the fundamentals of acting through an intimate online workshop carefully crafted for beginners. Participants can expect to discover the art of channeling emotions and using body language to create a sincere and engaging performance.

Musical Theater for Teens is for teens who want to develop their musical performance skills. Activities will highlight the connections between body, music, and storytelling, helping each participant improve upon their musicality by interpreting pieces effectively.

Writing for Performance – Teens is offered to young, aspiring writers. This introductory course is aimed at helping teens navigate the challenges of writing performative pieces. More than lessons on the rudiments of writing, participants will be engaged in writing exercises that will help free them of creative blocks as well as empower them as young writers.

With safety and health precautions remaining to be a priority for everyone this 2021, an online avenue for artistic expression and exploration may just be the spark of inspiration kids and teenagers need to start or refresh their creative journey this summer. That being so, PETA is hosting a giveaway of two (2) slots to two eligible participants. Now anyone ages 7-17 years old can get a chance to join this year’s summer program completely free of charge! Interested parents/individuals can join via PETA’s instagram page @petaworkshops.

To enroll directly, go to or contact Betita at 0929-891-9538 or Registration opens on April 4 on a “first come, first served” basis.

You may find PETA on Facebook, Twitter @petatheater and Instagram @petatheater and @petaworkshops.

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News: FREE Cinemalaya Film Scriptwriting Workshops to be conducted by Ricky Lee

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APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for Cinemalaya’s Scriptwriting Workshops for Film to be conducted by award-winning screenwriter Ricky Lee.

Under the Cinemalaya Institute Training Programs, Ricky Lee will hold two online scriptwriting workshops:  The 3-hour Cinemalaya Scriptwriting Masterclass in April 2021, and the Cinemalaya Intensive Scriptwriting Workshop from May to June 2021.  Both workshops are free of charge.

The Cinemalaya Scriptwriting Masterclass, which will focus on the foundations of storytelling for film, is a 3-hour session to be held on April 14, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. GMT Philippine Standard Time.  This is open to all Filipinos residing locally or abroad.

The Cinemalaya Intensive Scriptwriting Workshop, a step-by-step workshop on the creation of compelling scripts told in one’s unique voice, will consist of eight weekly sessions from May 26-July 14, 2021 (Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. GMT Philippine Standard Time).

The workshop is limited to only thirty (30) participants/scholars who have gone through a selection process.  As a requirement, applicants should submit a 1-2 page storyline and a writer’s intention for the material.

The Cinemalaya Scriptwriting Workshops for Film is part of Cinemalaya’s new vision in the new normal as it redefines its direction and strategy while remaining significant and continuing to fulfill its mission of discovering, encouraging, supporting, training and recognizing gifted Filipino independent filmmakers.

Application form for the Cinemalaya Scriptwriting Masterclass can be obtained through

Application form for the Cinemalaya Intensive Scriptwriting Workshop can be obtained through

Applicants may register for both.

For more information and updates, visit the CCP website ( or follow the CCP and Cinemalaya official Facebook pages.

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With over 500 featured artists, 50 workshops, 200 performances, and more than 100 films in nine platforms to experience, it can be confusing and challenging to choose from the numerous variety of activities at the Cultural Center of the Philippine’s biggest online multi-arts open community festival, dubbed “Tuloy Po Kayo: Palihan, Palabas at Palitan,” running since March 19, until March 21, 2021 via

While every event on the schedule is worth checking out, we narrow down and list some activities on the second weekend of the multi-arts festival that would really make you feel the most welcome. 

  1. Meet and greet the screenwriter/director and actors of award-winning film John Denver Trending in live sessions on March 27; followed by a virtual tour of Pandan, Antique, where the Cinemalaya 2019 Best Film was shot.  These live sessions will happen after the special screening on John Denver Trending on March 27, 11:30am on the CCP Vimeo Channel (
  2. Go on Virtual Tours in more than 40 museums and galleries from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Experience more than 50 online art exhibits featuring Filipino artists in their studios and creative spaces.  Head to Museum Mile (
  3. Experience the rich Mindanao culture through the 15-minute patikim of Popong Landero and Kuntaw Mindanaw, highlighting folk and neo-ethnic music from Davao.  This will be on March 27, 10am.
  4. Did you miss the Cinemalaya last year?  You have a chance to see the films in competition again through Tuloy Po Kayo.  Check out last year’s winning films – Tokwifi (Best Film), Living Things (Best Direction), Pabasa Kan Pasyon (Best Screenplay), Quing Lalam Ning Aldo (Audience Choice), and Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos (Special Jury Prize) – as well as the other short film finalists.

Access these films for free on the CCP Vimeo Channel, which you can access via

For full schedule, check out the CCP Media Arts Division Facebook page.

  1. Give some curtain calls to Xavier Stage from Cagayan de Oro as they introduce their company and present their latest production “Nang Lumuha Ang Tala” on March 27, 9:30am, at the virtual Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo stage.
  1. Tuloy po kayo to the dance studio of Gawad CCP Awardee Agnes Locsin. Watch Dasal and Bathala dance performances on March 27, 2pm, at the virtual Tanghalang Huseng Batute.
Jellicleblog head Mr. Orly Agawin with Ms. Lea Salonga, photographed by Erickson dela Cruz
  1. Lea Salonga invites everyone to her creative space on March 28, 4:30pm, as she shares her Broadway theater experiences and sings Broadway songs from the musicals she starred in.
  1. Listen to opera royalties Arthur Espiritu and Camille Lopez Molina as they do annotations of excerpts from the opera Lucia Di Lammermoor on March 28, 4pm.  The opening of Act III of the opera classic will precede this.
  1. Words are at play in various literary events featuring Mary Ann Salvador, Kataga Lucena, Ian Casocot, and Valenzuela Arts and Literature Society, among others.  For full schedule of literary events in Tuloy Po Kayo, check out the CCP Intertextual Division Facebook page.
  1. Watch Jerrold Tarog’s short film “Ang Kabaligtaran ng Gunaw,” with a Behind-the-Scenes cut video, on March 28, at 5pm.  Featuring the original concept and choreography of Ronelson Yadao, with music also from Tarog, the short film brings to life the poem with the same title by playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc.

Together with the CCP Dance Workshop members, the film brings together the different art forms to create a unique collaboration, reminding the public and artists alike the importance of artistic expression and undaunted creativity amid the pandemic.

To experience all these and more, go to For more information and updates on Tuloy Po Kayo: Palihan, Palabas, Palitan, follow the CCP official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit the CCP website (

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TULOY PO KAYO, the CCP’s largest online multi-arts open community festival, is not just a place for learning in/about the arts (Palihan) and engaging performances (Palabas).  Through its Arts Exchange (Palitan) component, it is also a venue for business-to-business exchanges and networking opportunities for Filipino artists and performing groups to expand their reach beyond Philippine borders.

Happening on March 19 and 26, 2021, Palitan aims to make both local and international partners and stakeholders aware that the Filipino creative works and products still continue amid the enforced quarantines.

A platform to introduce and promote talented Filipino artists, Palitan has different activities the public can engage in.

There will be a virtual booth for exhibition and business meetings for artists and performing arts companies to establish possible future partnerships with various stakeholders including international partners from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Embassies, Philippine Consulates, the Department of Tourism and its overseas offices, international programmers, arts impresarios, and festival organizers.

Each arts company will be available via their company zoom account when guests visit their virtual booth exhibit.  For schedules, please visit

There will be pre-arranged business meetings between confirmed performing arts companies and participating international partners and stakeholders, too.

The arts company will present or pitch their works and/or productions in a one-on-one interaction with international partners, arts programmers, arts impresarios, and festival organizers.

From 2 to 4pm on March 19 and 26, there will be streams of various productions of the participating performing groups via the CCP Arts Education Facebook page (

A special feature talk by the international global network about buying and selling productions in the time of the pandemic, towards the new normal, slated on March 19, 8:30pm will also be on the CCP Arts Education Facebook page.

A re-branding of Pasinaya, Tuloy Po Kayo 2021 invites the audiences to the artists’ creative spaces.  Featuring Palihan, Palabas at Palitan, the online art festival is one of CCP’s ways to provide venues to Filipino artists to share their creations, while introducing and developing audiences to the arts through a series of performances, workshops and exhibits.

With over 500 featured artists, 50 workshops, 200 performances, more than 100 films in 9 platforms, you can access the festival through the Tuloy Po Kayo site (



Palihan. Palabas. Palitan

(The CCP Online Multi-Arts Open Community Festival)

March 19 – 28, 2021


Taking off from PASINAYA: The CCP Open House Festival, the CCP gathers as many artists as possible from the various art disciplines and puts together TULOY PO KAYO: The CCP Online Multi-Arts Open Community Festival, the very first and the biggest online multi-arts festival in the country! Audiences are invited to enter the artist’s home, studio, and performance space, to observe and be part of the creative process. We believe that culture and the arts must continue to flourish, to provide joy and comfort, to guide, and to inspire Filipinos – Tuloy ang Sining!

The CCP VAMD will have a number of options for those interested in the visual arts. The three-day festival weekend starts with Friday workshops under the PALIHAN banner. Saturdays and Sundays are for PALABAS. On Saturdays, we have our regional partners – get to know artist initiatives and art spaces outside Metro Manila, and how the pandemic pushed for innovations in their programs and community connections. Sundays are for our Thirteen Artists – get an exclusive look into the studio spaces of selected artists from each batch of the CCP’s Thirteen Artists Awards, and how their artistic process progressed during the pandemic. And for the whole duration of the festival, check out the virtual tours and online exhibits of over forty museums from all over the Philippines in our MUSEUM MILE.

Here’s how to check out Tuloy Po Kayo:

  1. Go to
  2. On the upper center part, you’ll be able to see a Menu bar showing the different forms such as Palihan, Palitan, Palabas, etc. Click your desired option.
  3. Choose the venue you want to go to. (For example: Bulwagang Juan Luna for visual art programs)
  4. Upon clicking the BJL venue, you will  be taken to a new page that shows the stream schedule and the Zoom link.
  5. Press Launch Meeting and you will be able to launch Zoom on your browser or mobile device.
  6. For the Palabas, there will be a link posted under its tab that will redirect you to the CCP’s Vimeo page to watch the films.

BEFORE YOU START WATCHING – Please take note of the ratings and warnings.  If you are underage, we strongly urge you to view the plays with your parents.

Now sit back, relax and enjoy TPK 2021!




PALIHAN: Friday, March 19, Bulwagang Amado Hernandez

9-9:30am What’s in a sculpture with Avie Felix

10-10:30am Editorial Cartooning with Renan Ortiz

11-11:30am Puni (Leaf Art) with Rheeza Hernandez

12-12:30pm Monotype Printmaking at the Association of Pinoyprintmakers Studio with Anton Villaruel (LIVE!)


PALABAS: Saturday, March 20, Bulwagang Juan Luna

9:30-10am Linangan Artist Residency (Cavite)

10:30-11am Salingoy Art Group (Bicol)

11:30-12nn Aurora Artist Residency Program and Space (Aurora)

1-1:30pm Regional Art Forum (Cebu)

2-2:30pm Mariyah Gallery (Dumaguete)

3-3:30pm Himbon (Iloilo)

4:30-5pm Panagtagbo (Davao)

5:30-6pm Lupad Artists Collective (Zamboanga Del Norte)

6:30pm-7pm Arkadia Collective x House 115 (Cagayan de Oro/Misamis)


PALABAS: Sunday, March 21, Bulwagang Juan Luna

9:30-10am Virgilio Aviado (13 Artists 1970)

10:30-11am Joe Bautista (13 Artists 1972)

11:30-12nn Nestor Vinluan (13 Artists 1974)

1-1:30pm Mariano Del Rosario (13 Artists 1978)

2-2:30pm Jean Marie Syjuco (13 Artists 1990)

3-3:30pm Nunelucio Alvarado (13 Artists 1992)

4-4:30pm Martha Atienza (13 Artists 2015)

5-5:30pm Doktor Karayom (13 Artists 2018)


PALIHAN: Friday, March 26, Bulwagang Amado Hernandez

1-1:30pm Re Cycles: Collage and Zine-Making Workshop with Charles Salazar and Gerome Soriano

2–2:30pm Young at Art Exclusive Preview with Karl Jincgo (LIVE!)

3–3:30pm How to Read Abstract Painting with Arianna Mercado

4–4:30pm Mat Weaving with Tagolwanen Weavers Association


PALABAS: Saturday, March 27, Bulwagang Juan Luna

9:30-10am Nomina Nuda (Laguna)

10:30-11am Vocas Art Space (Baguio)

11:30-12nn Bellas Artes Projects (Bataan)

1-1:30pm Ariniego Art Gallery (Dumaguete)

2-2:30pm Baji Arts Collective (Bohol)

3-3:30pm Giatay Collective (Cebu)

4:30-5pm Balud Arts Network (Davao)

5:30-6pm Kublai Milan (Cotabato)


PALABAS: Sunday, March 28, Bulwagang Juan Luna

9:30-10am Lao Lianben (13 Artists 1976)

10:30-11am Phyllis Zaballero (13 Artists 1978)

11:30-12nn Agnes Arellano (13 Artists 1988)

1-1:30pm Alwin Reamillo (13 Artists 1994)

2-3pm Mideo Cruz (13 Artists 2003) & Raquel de Loyola (13 Artists 2009)

4-4:30pm Kawayan de Guia (13 Artists 2009)

5-5:30pm Riel Hilario (13 Artists 2012)


Schedules subject to change without prior notice. For more information, visit event page:


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Driven by its advocacy for education based on the principles of theater, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) continues to reinvent its workshop curricula to cater to the needs of not just individual artists and enthusiasts, but also of organizations and institutions. With the success of the recently concluded Creative Pedagogy classes, a newly crafted course aimed at helping educators cope with the demands of blended learning, the creation of new online workshop courses, on top of the expansion of current ones, has proven to be a step in the right direction.

This August, Stream 2 of Let’s Get Creative Plus offers a lineup of courses in varied topics. This month will see the return of the Acting for Stage and Acting for Screen classes, the online version of the highly requested Creative Musical Theater class, as well as two new introductory courses: Introduction to Writing for Performance and Introduction to Visual Arts. Taught by PETA’s finest artist-teachers, each course will bring a unique learning experience to each participant:


August 24, 26, 28, September 1, 3  (Weekdays)

August 22, 23, 29, 30, September 5 (Weekends)

Led by actors and directors, Ian Segarra and Dudz Teraña, PETA’s signature acting curriculum is once again brought onto the online realm. This course will give participants an intimate online space where they can master the craft of theater acting by learning the rudiments of script analysis, scenework, and character creation.


August 24, 26, 28, September 1, 3 (Weekdays)

August 22, 23, 29, 30, September 5 (Weekends)

Designed to get participants to shake off their camera shyness, actor and director Phil Noble will guide workshop students as they learn and improve on the technical aspects of acting in front of a camera, including character creation and monologue performance.


August 25, 27, 31, September 2, 4 (Afternoons)

August 25, 27, 31, September 2, 4 (Evenings)

Topping polls for online course requests, PETA is finally bringing its highly-anticipated CMT workshop online to be taught by composer and musical director, Jeff Hernandez. A course made to develop one’s musicality through activities rooted in experimentation and discovery, it is a sure way to boost one’s creative potential for musical performance on stage.


August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

A course made to empower aspiring writers, J-mee Katanyag, writer and actor, will be leading participants in brain-stimulating exercises aimed at freeing writers of creative blocks in writing performative monologues, songs, short narratives, poems, or even in keeping a journal.



August 22, 23, 29, 30,

September 5

A creative journey designed to help participants gain confidence in their drawing skills, this course is also aimed at exercising one’s mindfulness amidst stressful times. Actor and designer, John Moran, will be leading participants in a series of creative projects infusing different elements of the arts such as the exploration of lines, shadows, light, texture, and movement. 


Conducted via Zoom, these courses will provide participants with an optimal online learning experience with a limited number of ten to twelve (10-12) students per class from the safety and comforts of their own home.

With safety and health precautions remaining to be a priority for everyone amidst the threat that COVID-19 poses, PETA continues to maximize the digital platform in bringing its services to patrons and partners alike. To this end, PETA has initiated the revival of its extension programs by launching its digital iteration—pioneered with a partnership with De La Salle Zobel and paving the way for the creation of a specialized wellness workshop, aimed at the emotional and mental wellness of students at a time where support through a sense of community is more important than ever. This, together with the expansion of Let’s Get Creative Plus, is PETA’s way of continuing its advocacy for education in the time of crisis.

Interested to enroll in any of these online workshops? Find out more at, or contact Betita at  0926-406-6858 or 

You may find PETA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @petatheater, and YouTube

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