Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3rd PANDAYAN Summer Theatre Arts Workshops


The Negros Museum in collaboration with The Performance Laboratory Inc. with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will be starting its 3rd Pandayan Summer Theatre Arts Workshops this May until the 1st week of June 2011 at the Negros Musuem with focus on writing, technical theater management and advance theater courses.

Technical Theater workshop which will be starting today May 18 until 21st focuses on the basics of Technical Theater and will include theories and practical applications on the following disciplines: Lighting/ Sound/ Scenery/ Stage Property/ Costumes/ Hair/ Makeup/  Special Effects / Video. However, emphasis shall be given to Lighting and Sound/Audio.

Instructor for Technical Theater will be Checcs Osmena-Orbida who has been working as Technical Director and Sound Designer for more than 20 years now with top concert/event directors in the country on top of being a stage director, screenwriter, and stage/ film actress. 

Ford Foundation International Fellow and Ateneo de Manila University professor Glenn Sevilla Mas will be giving the workshop on Adapting and Devising a Work Specifically for the Stage. This advanced theater course involves dramaturgy and collaboration focusing on the roles of the director, actor and playwright. Participants will collaborate with each other in devising a theater piece which will be showcased during the culminating activity. This will be on May 26-29.

And from June 2-5, Pandayan Summer Theater Workshops present Scene Improvisation with Focus on Unit Study which will be taught by Romeo Narvaez. This course specifically designed for actors and directors includes unit study on acting, especially delivering long, kilometric lines and monologues, scenario making based on the given script and practical exercises on observation with emphasis on character development.

Romeo Narvaez, is the Artistic Director of the Sining Kabpapagariya Ensemble of Mindanao State University – General Santos City.  He is currently a member of the Committee on Dramatic Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and one of the stalwart pioneers of Theater and Peace in Mindanao.  His play “Dula Ta” which centers on children in conflict has received critical acclaim and an invitation to perform in several European countries. 

 Theater groups, teachers for drama and theater and interested individuals who want to join the workshops are welcome to inquire and register at the Negros Museum, please contact (034) 4334764 | 7085080 | 09213307861.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011




The Negros Museum and National Commission for Culture and the Arts thru the Artists for Crisis Program invites all NGOs working with children and interested participants to the Art for Healing Trainor’s Training Workshop which will be held on May 23 – 26 at the Negros Museum.

The workshop is specifically designed for support staff of institutions handling “children in crisis, as well as local artists and guidance counselors/psychology teachers who are interested in using Art for Healing.

The objectives of the workshop are as follows: to provide “children in crisis” a creative and artistic venue of expressing powerful emotions; to equip support staff of institutions handling children in crisis, basic skills to interpret and process art images and               expressions; to help institutions handling children in crisis create an in house program using Art to help in the healing of traumatic experiences; and, to establish a (possible) network between institutions handling children in crisis, local artists and counselors/psychology instructors which can help sustain a program using Art for Healing.

The Negros Museum envisions a collaborative effort between local Negrense Artists who will conduct the art workshops, with the NGO support staff interpreting and processing the art expressions in partnership with guidance counselor/psychologists so that they could develop activities which can help address the issues of their clientele which can help in the process of healing.

“Children in Crisis” refers to children who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuses as well as children who have undergone traumatic experiences and the “Support Staff” of institutions handling “children in crisis” refer to social workers, house mothers/fathers, volunteers, educators.

The Negros Museum encourages those who are interested to send two participants to the workshop.  Workshop Fee is Php 1,500 per participant or Php 2,500 for two participants.  For more information and reservation of slots for the workshop, please contact the Museum at 433 4764 or 708 5080 | 0921-3307861.