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March 2, 2011

PETA gears up for summer

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:09:00 02/26/2011

MANILA, Philippines—Moms and dads, classes are almost over. If you're looking for a fun, yet creative activity for your kids this summer, then look no further! Have your kids enroll at the 2011 Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Summer Theater Arts Workshop and let them enjoy a unique artistic experience while boosting their self-esteem.

In age-appropriate workshops, students embark on fun-filled dramatic journeys through acting, movement, singing, and playwriting. Students may choose between a one-day lecture, 5-day workshop or an intensive three-week performing arts experience, during which they will actively develop their creative interests and grow as confident, young artists.

PETA’s Children’s Theater courses allow children (Ages 6-12) 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 will also develop and enrich every child’s imagination, inspiration, self-confidence, and appreciation of self, others, nature and culture.

PETA’s Summer Workshop also caters to teens and adults. Young thespians and aspiring actors can enroll in various Theater Arts courses, such as: Teen Theater (Ages 13-17), Teen Theater Production (Ages 13-17), Theater Arts (Ages 17 and up) and Basic Acting classes (Ages 17 and up). Each course is designed to provide basic knowledge, skills and attitudes for budding stage actors. Applicants will also various acting styles as well as studying the artistic and technical components of theater production.

Workshop courses such as: Creative Dance Theater (Ages 17 and up), Creative Musical Theater (Ages 17 and up), and Musical Theater for Young People (Ages 13-21), allow each applicant to explore the use of music, dance and movement as a form of artistic expression in a theater setting, while the course Visual Arts for Young People (Ages 13-17), introduces them to the colorful world of painting, drawing and other media.

Special courses are also offered to educators and teachers to improve their teaching competency by introducing them to the integrated arts approach through the Theater-In-Education workshop and Culture-Based Teaching of the Basic Education Curriculum workshops.

Aside from the month-long classes, PETA is also offering one-day lecture series in the field of Stage Management, Technical Theater and Make-up for Theater, as well as 4-hour lectures on Music Appreciation, Song Writing, and Choreography.

Classes are limited so don't miss this exciting activity! Enrollment is ongoing until April 2011. For inquiries and slot reservations, contact PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at Tel. No. 725-6244, 410-0821 or 0917-5769339, petatheater@gmail.com.

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