The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) offers eight intensive theater arts courses for its annual summer workshop from April 9-June 10, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center.
PETA’s theater courses which range from basic to advanced, taps into the limitless creative potential of each participant, allowing students to fully express themselves and shine under the limelight of a legitimate stage.
Taught by some of the country’s most outstanding thespians and theater practitioners, PETA attracts a lot of applicants every year because of its unique, comprehensive and student-centered programs.
Integrated Theater Arts
Following the Basic Integrated Theater Arts Workshop (BITAW) process, PETA’s highly experienced artist-teachers combine group dynamics, creative dance and movement, creative sound and music, visual arts and creative writing in all of its theater workshops.
Throughout PETA’s 50 years of experience in educational theater and cultural work, BITAW has been the company’s main foundation in all of its trainings including those conducted in the provinces of the Philippines, regional coverage in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Children’s Theater and Teen Theater Courses
PETA’s intensive theater courses are open for children as young as six. PETA believes that performing for a live audience builds confidence, inspires creativity, and encourages teamwork no matter one’s age, and for youngsters it can plant a seed that will grow into a lifelong passion.
Its Children's Theater courses, for ages 6-8 and 9-12, enable children to explore and experience music, movement and dance, visual arts, storytelling, drama improvisation, poetry and short story writing. Coupled with lots of fun and games, PETA's creative processes aim to develop and enrich the child’s creativity, imagination and self-confidence.
PETA’s Teen Theater course, for ages 13-16, hopes to challenge the experimental and adventurous nature of the youth. The course mixes creative drama, creative sounds and music, creative writing, creative body movements and dance, visual arts as well as improvisational theater and new media wherein teens get to express their talents and articulate youth power as they mount their own original piece on relevant youth concerns as part of their recital.
Creative Musical Theater for Children and Young People
For this summer, PETA also offers Musical Theater Courses for children and teens. The Creative Musical Theater for Children for ages 9-12, aims to tap into the creative and musicality of children through improvisational theater exercises. The Musical Theater for Young People for teens ages 13-17, focuses on the core elements of musical theater including theater games, comedic improvisation, and dramatic play.
Acting for Adults
Young aspiring actors, from 17 years old and up, can also plunge into a unique artistic experience by acquiring fundamental knowledge, skills and attitudes in improvisational theater production, theater history, theater appreciation, aesthetics and criticism in the Theater Arts course.
The course is focused on building a background for theater newbies; teaching them to learn and appreciate the art of theater production and history.
For those who have basic theater experience, PETA offers a foundation course on acting. PETA’s Basic Acting course allows participants to have a series of dialogues with seasoned theater artists coupled with motivated acting exercises that can turn anyone into a budding stage actor. The course provides its students the chance to apply the elements of the arts and composition in executing a good performance through their body, voice, and imagination in acting while also tackling techniques on improvisation and text analysis.
Musical Theater Course
The Creative Musical Theater course provides students the chance to study the principles of composition and organization in performing for musical theater that is geared towards developing the enrollees’ musical theater skills. The course has sessions on voice, composition, performance and various music explorations.
The PETA Summer Program will be held at the PETA Theater Center in New Manila, a cultural and creative hub located at the heart of Quezon City. This artistic environment encourages its students to think outside the box and produce ingenious ideas for art and music.
How to enroll
Interested enrollees may drop by the PETA Theater Center at No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City between Tuesdays to Saturdays or contact PETA at (02) 725 6244 or 0905-3696003. Interested applicants can also schedule an interview schedule via www.bit.ly/PETAWorkshops. For more information visit www.petatheater.com.