MANILA, Philippines – After its successful, recent season shows—‘Cory ng EDSA: A Filipino Musicale’ and its ‘4Contemporary Plays’; earning two major awards in 2011 Aliw Awards (Best Actor and Best Musical Production) and eight awards in 2011 BroadwayWorld.com Philippines Awards (Best Actor, Best Director, Best Musical, and more), Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF) Incorporated opens its doors to aspiring and beginning theater thespians to join its FREE summer workshop
that will start from March 31 till May 2012
. Auditions will run for four days from Tuesday, March 27 till Friday, March 30, at one o’clock in the afternoon and onwards
at the PSF Studio, 4th Floor Vincent I Building, 411 Calabash A Street corner G. Tuazon Street, Balic-Balic Sampaloc, Manila (beside PS Bank).
Junelyn Villareal's image is incorporated in the photograph that featured the rest of the Stagers who performed a number from the musical 'Cats' during PSF's 'Cory ng EDSA' cast party. Villareal sang 'Defying Gravity' that made her won the title for PSF's Idol held at Pan-Pacific Manila Hotel. Photographs and images by Jory Rivera.
There will be 200 successful participants considered to pursue the one-month, intense and full-packed acting workshop given by one of the leading theater companies in the country. Anybody can join, from 8 years old to 50 years old. Those auditioning must prepare the following: a short monologue, a song number, and a dance routine.
Now on its 11th year as a theater company, Atty. Vince M. Tañada is also excited about this year and is eager to meet the new batch of summer workshop participants, “This is our commitment and helping those individuals who aspire to break into the theater industry via our workshops is something that excites me each year.
“It is a wonderful experience to find fresh and new bloods to compose our upcoming productions. This is just one of the many ways we are doing to give back to God and to our artistically-inclined potential theater artists in the Philippines.”
Two of PSF's heartthrobs: (Form L-R): Jordan Ladra as Noli in 'Ako si Ninoy' and Kierwin Larena took on the title role of 'Enzo... Santo', earning him Best Actor nomination in Aliw Awards. Photographs by Dale Bacar.
PSF is has produced notable names in their stable of homegrown talents and have also been cited in award-giving bodies. The likes of Cindy Maree Liper
who was the ‘Cory’ in the recently concluded all-original and all-Filipino musical—‘Cory ng EDSA’ and her alternate, Glory Ann Nacional
were both products of its previous workshops. Jordan Ladra
who played Rey, Patrick Libao
as Tañada’s alternate in most productions, Kierwin Larena
who played Enzo in ‘Enzo… Santo’ as well as Monique Azerreda
who also appeared as Anette in ‘Cory ng EDSA’—are just among the many familiar faces that their audiences have come to love and follow not just onstage but even on social media sites like facebook and twitter.
In this photo, (from L-R) Cindy Maree Liper as Cory Aquino in 'Cory ng EDSA' and Glory Ann Nacional as Aurora in PSF's 4-C play titled 'TRUE'. Photographs by Dale Bacar and Alex Zosa.
PSF is a fast-rising and critically-acclaimed professional theater company duly organized and registered under the laws of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is headed by Atty. Vincent M. Tañada, a lawyer and writer as its artistic director. He is joined by Jeffrey T. Ambrosio, an interior designer and Hans Christian H. Lim, a professional computer analyst and graphics designer as the three head honchos. However, PSF is not just an ordinary performing group, but is also an organization that aims to helping the poor, the sick, the elderly and the forgotten through the medium of theater arts. Today, the Foundation has more than fifty (50) high school and college scholars.
Aside from its very active scholarship program, the group has also organized outreach activities at various charitable institutions such as Golden Acres Home for the Aged, Servants of Charity, National Center for Mental Health and Reception Study Center for Children. Through this, Philippine Stagers Foundation is an artistic team with a purpose in the society.
For more details about the acting workshops, visit PSF’s website and log on to: http://philstagers.8m.com
or contact +639228124319