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ORIGINAL

PERFORMANCE

WITH THE USE OF

Theater is the one major art


form that brings together all the
other art forms from painting and
sculpture, to installation art, to music,
to dance, to literature, even to
computer arts in a single
production.

PHILIPPINE THEATER
AND
PERFORMING GROUPS

The Philippines has a rich and


Thriving theater industry that you
might be interested to venture into
in the future. Productions range from
original plays with Philippine themes
and
settings, to renowned theater classics
from past centuries, to contemporary
musicals from Broadway or Londons

PETA
and
TANGHALANG PILIPINO

With the American presence in


the Philippines for the first half
of the 20th century, it was inevitable
that many US and European theater
forms and scripts found their way
here.
Among them were the classics, such
as plays of William Shakespeare, as
well as the works of great American

In the past few decades,


modern theater groups have
continued to express the
distinctly Philippine interpretation
of both
orignally-written plays as well as
adaptations of foreign works
translated into Filipino.

At the forefront of these are


the PHILIPPINE EDUCATIONAL
THEATER ASSOCIATION (PETA),
founded in
1967 by CECILE GUIDOTE-ALVAREZ,
and TANGHALANG PILIPINO, the
resident theater company of the
Cultural Center of the Philippines,
founded in 1987.

Cecile-Guidote Alvarez

HIMALA
Tanghalang Pilipino, 2004

CAREDIVAS
PETA, 2011

HARING LEAR
PETA, 2012

PAMANA
PETA, 2013

IBALONG
Tanghalang Pilipino, 2012

NOLI
Tanghalang Pilipino, 2011

WILLIAM
Tanghalang Pilipino, 2011

In 1967, theater director


Zenaida Amador fulfilled her
dream of bringing the best of
Broadway and Londons West End to
Filipino audiences. Together with
actress
Baby Barredo, Amador established
REPERTORY PHILIPPINES

Zenaida Amador
Theater Director

Baby Barredo
Amador

REPERTORY PHILIPPINES
A company that not only staged
English-language plays and
musicals
year-round but trained actors and
actresses as well. The company
continues with this vision to this

1993 staging of the


International hit musical
LES MISERABLES in Manila with
an
all-Filipino cast and production.

2009 Filipino classic in


English to its productions A
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS
FILIPINO,
by Nick Joaquin (Natl Artist).

A
PORTRAIT OF
THE ARTIST AS
FILIPINO
Repertory Phils.,
2009

LITTLE WOMEN, 2010

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 2013

THE PRODUCERS,
2013

In the 1990s, the Philippines


Theater group TRUMPETS also
Began mounting grand
productions
of originally-written musicals with
a slant towards good values for
children and the whole family.

THE LION, THE


WITCH AND THE
WARDROBE, 1997

N.O.A.H.
2009
N-0
O-RDINARY
A-QUATIC
H-ABITAT

BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS, 2013

Established in 1994, by
MONIQUE WILSON-also a
Repertory Philippines protegee
who went on star on the
international stage. New Voice
earned a reputation for staging
thought provoking productions on
daring and deep topics.

MONIQU
E
WILSON

Aspects of Love, 2006

The Male
Voice
2009

My Name is
Rachel Corrie
2010

It was founded by a group


dedicated classically-trained
singers, led by soprano KARLA
GUTIERREZ as artistic directress.
The POC seeks to develop
performers as well as audiences
for classical music performances,
both foreign and Filipino

HARANA,
2009

In 2007, Theater Down South


was founded with Philippine theater
mainstay Michael Williams as artistic
director. The vision of the company is
to widen the reach of stage
productions beyond the traditional
centers within Metro Manila, and
therefore develop a broader audience

A Midsummer Nights Dream


2007

The Red Carp


2009

A Funny Thing Happened on


the Way to the Forum
2010