27.5 C
Manila
Saturday, July 11, 2020
 
Home Lifestyle & Entertainment Lifestyle National and College Theater Festival to open

National and College Theater Festival to open

 

To highlight the outstanding theater achievements of university-based theater groups, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its National Committee on Dramatic Arts headed by Dr. Glecy Atienza, will be holding “Tanghal,” the fourth National University and College Theater Festival from February 1 to 5 as part of the Philippine International Festival (PIAF).
The event will feature a showcase of six exceptional theater performances that will be followed by a conference featuring international guest artists that will tackle the contributions of theater groups in the universities and colleges all over the Philippines in the hopes of forming a National Student Theater Alliance. The fourth Tanghal is aimed at marking the importance of university and college-based theater programs in the Philippine history.
This year’s fourth Tanghal is slated to take place in the National Capital Region (NCR), at the De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde as the three previous theater festivals were held in the provinces. The first Tanghal was held in Iloilo City in 2007 and was hosted by the University of San Agustin and the Teatrokon Western Visayas Theater Network. In 2008, Tanghal moved to Zamboanga with the Western Mindanao State University and the local government of the City of Zamboanga playing hosts. For the third leg of the theater festival, Tanghal was held at Laguna, hosted by Colegio de San Juan Letran in Calamba in cooperation with the Arts Research and Training Institute in Southern Tagalog Inc., Linang Laguna Theater Network and the Lusong Luzon Theater Network.
The PIAF is annually held every February as per the Presidential Proclamation 683 signed by former President Corazon Aquino in 1991 and is currently undertaken by NCCA headed by its chairman, Dr. Vilma Labrador and its executive director Cecile Guidote Alvarez. Commissioner Ricardo de Ungria, head of the Subcommission on the Arts, is the festival director of PIAF 2010.

 

POC, PSC gun for IATF go-ahead for golden goal

THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) seeks the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to allow Olympic hopefuls...

Caloocan village under lockdown for 6 days, Navotas street for 13 days due to rising Covid-19 cases

A barangay in Caloocan City will be placed under lockdown for six days starting on July 12 while a street and its surrounding areas...

Kapamilya stars join ABS-CBN rally outside Batasang Pambansa

TOP Kapamilya stars went to the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City on Friday to call on Congress to vote "yes" on the ABS-CBN...

PNPA cadet dies of heat stroke

A cadet of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) died of heat stroke, the PNP reported. The victim was Fourth Class Kenneth Ross Alvarado who...

Palace: Govt adopts stricter screening, surveillance in ports amid pandemic

THE government adopted stricter screening and surveillance activities in the country’s ports of entry to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19),...
 

Weather

Today's Front Page