The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is making another milestone this year with its first-ever, online arts festival!
PETA’s Festival of Windows 2020: Locked But Linked which runs from September to December, will be showcasing creative works and unafraid expressions that revolve around the Filipinos’ stories of triumph and survival.
Join our exciting and fun-filled creative performances, workshops, show streamings, music jams, lectures, and more!…Posted by Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) on Monday, September 21, 2020
Despite the pandemic’s effect on the performing arts sector, PETA remains committed to creating meaningful art. The company pivoted online, holding its workshop series, music jams, and other activities on the virtual platforms.
Now it’s getting even bigger the Festival of Windows 2020! Here are the sub-festivals that will be part of this three-month-long online event:
sulYAP Kabataan PLAYlist
By PETA School of People’s Theater
September 19 to 26
Now in its third year, the Young Artists’ Playlab (YAP) Festival is a platform where teachers and young artists can meet, learn, collaborate, and share their creative work. It features online roundtable conferences tackling theater education and the young artists’ role in the ‘new normal’; virtual mini-workshops and lecture discussions about the different fields of theater making; and a culminating program which showcases the works of participants and partners from various cities and provinces including Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Infanta, Antique and Bicol.
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3G, Connect! Community Arts Festival – Online
By PETA Lingap Sining
October 10, 11, and 17
PETA’s distinguished partners, guests, and celebrity artists will open the festival’s 3G, Connect! with some inspiring messages. It will then run with performance outputs developed by community partners from on-ground and online workshops; as well as performances by PETA, PhilPop, and other surprise guests. It will include performances from Noel Cabangon, Ebe Dancel, Juan Miguel Severo, Pepe Herrera, and more.
This sub-festival aims to be an interactive and engaging platform where leaders, partners, and the public can share ideas, challenges, practices, and possible directions for youth participation and community resiliency towards healing and nation-building.
START: A Quest to Find Our Safe Space
November 17 to 22
PETA’s Advocate Right to Safety Zone for Children (ARTS Zone) to hold START: A Quest to Find Our Safe Space. Recognizing the worsening poverty and rising child abuse due to the pandemic, this event will feature webinars, workshops, and performances that highlight positive disciple, child safety, and child protection.
KE-POP: Kalinangan Ensemble Performers Overcoming a Pandemic
By PETA Kalinangan Ensemble
November 23 to December 10
Capping off the festival is KE-POP which will be offering a lineup of short and full-length plays on the virtual stage. This will include fresh and exciting new works centered on the theme of humanity and human rights; and it will also include past theater performances such as 1896, Care Divas, and Si Juan Tamad, Ang Diyablo, at ang Limang Milyong Boto.
“PETA and our partners have remained committed to using the arts as a force for goodness, courage and hope. In these times of uncertainty and disconnection, now more than ever, we need the arts to nourish our human spirit, to help us interrogate and make sense of what is happening around us.” PETA Executive Director Beng Santos-Cabanon shares.
As PETA and many more artists and art institutions have continually proven, no quarantine will stop us from creating and no lockdown will keep us silent. Be part of this festival and celebrate art with a meaningful purpose.