PETA FESTIVAL OF WINDOWS


BY WHATSHAPPENING  
Published · Friday, September 29, 2017 12:42 PM


The Arts has always been and will continue to be relevant, significant, and an effective driving force towards achieving genuine people’s development. It is then imperative to examine its role, identify present challenges and set its direction for the future.

Recent years have brought uncertainty and change, not only to the Philippines but to the rest of the world, in the forms of fragmented social, economic, and political environment that has seen divisive intolerant leadership, worsening poverty and armed conflict. It is within this context that development faces the tremendous challenge of bringing positive and meaningful impact to a divided society. Now more than ever, it is important to promote a spirit of shared endeavor and inspire collective action among the citizenry. To achieve that, just like before, the arts play a vital role.



As the pioneering educational theater company in the Philippines, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is committed to empowering individuals through the arts, and strengthening their creative capacities. With over 400 original Filipino productions, and numerous workshops conducted locally and internationally, PETA remains true to its vision of pursuing genuine people’s development agenda through excellent theater and cultural work.

On its 50th year, PETA opens its doors to friends and partners to a week-long festival that highlights the role of arts in development as exemplified in its long history of working on various advocacy issues. The festival will also look in to the challenges confronting theater for development especially in the areas of building creative communities, public spaces and awareness, participation, capacity building and education, and partnership and stakeholder building.

OBJECTIVES

  • To present an exhibition of how theater and the arts have been used for communication and advocacy through performances, lectures, workshops and discussions.
  • To use arts-based means of bringing together artists, practitioners, current and future audiences and partners to -
  • Share their insights and experiences.
  • Identify historical, current and emerging trends, for creators/producers and end-users of theater and creative media, in advocacy and development work
  • Present models/best practices of arts for advocacy and the challenges encountered by the practitioners.
  • To discuss possible new approaches and directions for using theater and other creative media in advocacy and development work.




FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

The Festival of Windows will showcase some of the best advocacy plays of PETA and its partners through the years, and gather a host of artists, practitioners, current and future audiences. Combining challenging keynote presentations, performances, and workshop sessions, it will create an interactive and experiential platform for practitioners, partners and the public to discuss ideas, conjectures, challenges, practices, and emerging trends in theater for development given the current socio-political and cultural environment.



DUNGAW (Peep-out): Performance Lectures (2 hours)

A rare chance to see some of the most successful advocacy campaigns/programs in recent years, presented by program directors through a creative weaving of lecture, performances, multimedia and live interactions.

 


TAMWA (Look): Workshops (4 hours)

A closer look, an experience of how artistic skills and knowledge can be applied to the presentation of specific advocacy issues.


SILIP (Peek): Huddles (1 ½ hours)

Experts allow participants a quick peek, and lead a discussion on the different features of their works.

 


TAN-AW (View): Performances (2 hours)

Early evening performances featuring PETA and select regional and international performing arts groups.

 

SULYAP (Glance): Chillout Sessions (1 to 2 hours)

Hang-out at the Theater Center’s favorite evening venue. Over barbecue and cold drinks, a casual sharing of the day’s experience, a chance to network and meet new friends.

 

WALK-ABOUTS(entire day)

Explore the Center and get surprised by buskers, enjoy art exhibitions, short films or join a workshop sampler. Also, get a chance to chat with a prospective collaborator, explore partnership or networking options.



OCTOBER 24 (Day 0)
FESTIVAL OPENING

5:00PM

Registration

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Opening Ritual

8:00PM onwards

Keynote: The Challenges of Theater for Development in Southeast Asia
1. DR. ROSALIA “LIA” SCIORTINO SUMARYONO
Founder and Executive Director, Southeast Asia Junction (SEA Junction) Bangkok, Thailand
Keynote: The Challenges of Theater for Development in the Philippines

2. MR. LUTGARDO “Gardy” LABAD
Senior Artist-Teacher, PETA
Former Head, National Committee on Dramatic Arts, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Artistic Director, Kasing Sining Teatro Bol-Anon Ensemble
Bohol, Philippines
Welcome Dinner



                        


OCTOBER 25 (Day 1)
“Inside Looking Out”

Theme: Environment, Psychosocial Intervention and Disaster Risk Management
Inquiry Point: Building Creative Communities


DUNGAW (Peep-out): Performance Lectures 10:00AM – 12:00NN

TINDOG PADAYON HINGYAP (Stand-up, Move Forward, Dream)
Lingap Sining: PETA’s Creative Campaign Towards Developing Safe Schools and Resilient Communities with performances by Palo Culture and Arts Organization, Kaibigan Foundation and the PETA Choir

Presentor: MS. ABIGAIL BILLONES, Program Director, PETA-LingapSining Project





TAMWA (Look):Workshop 1
1:00PM – 5:00PM

PHILPOP MINI- BOOT CAMP
Songwriting for the Environment
Presentor: To be announced (Filipino singers and composers)
This workshop only accepts participants who can play at least 1 musical instrument

TAMWA (Look):
Workshop 2
1:00PM – 5:00PM

CULTURAL COMMONS
Building inclusive and creative communities as practiced in Mindanao, Philippines

Facilitator: MR. NESTOR HORFILLA, Kalinawa Art Foundation



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle Session 1A
1:00PM – 2:30PM

MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT IN COMMUNITY REBUILDING
A discussion on Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support and its relevance in community resilience and rebuilding

Expert: DR. JUNE LOPEZ, Member, Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, United Nations



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 1B
1:00PM – 2:30PM

OUTSIDE THE LEDGE: BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN FOREIGN LAND
Engaging people in cross-border conditions through theater, storytelling, and collaboration. This session is a sharing onTheater for Migrants or how theater and arts became a vehicle in uniting Filipinos overseas

Expert: CHRIS MILLADO, Vice-President and Artistic Director, Cultural Center of the Philippines



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2A
3:00PM – 4:30PM

LINKED: BUILDING ONLINE COMMUNITIES
Building communities through linkages, partnerships, and online connections.

Expert:  LENI VELASCO, Executive Director,  DAKILA Collective for Modern Day Heroism

SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2B
3:00PM – 4:30PM

ON THE TABLETOP: BOARD GAMES FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ADVOCACY
An interactive discussion (with possible game sampling!) on Board / Card Games by Balangay Entertainment, customized to educate gamers and players on Environmental issues affecting the world today.

Expert: NICO VALDEZ, President, Balangay Entertainment




SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2C
3:00PM – 4:30PM

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES: Social Development Through the Arts
Expert: College of St. Benilde (other panel of experts to be announced)
TAN-AW (View): Performances
6:00PM – 9:00PM

DAMGO, A NIGHT TO KEEP DREAMIN’, MANGARAP SA GITNA NG SOBRANG INIT
Dagway Sigmahanon (Sigma, Capiz)
PADAYON
Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)
DAGOHOY
Kasing Sining Teatro Bol-Anon Ensemble




SULYAP (Glance):
Chill-out
9:00PM – onwards




OCTOBER 26 (Day 2)
“BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING”

Theme: Gender, Health And Women’s Rights
Inquiry Point: Public Spaces, Public Awareness        

DUNGAW (Peep-out): Performance Lecture 10:00AM – 12:00NN

HALF OF THE SKY
The evolving practice of Women's Rights and Gender-Equality Advocacy in PETA workshops and performances
Facilitator: MA. ISABEL LEGARDA, PETA Artistic Director

TAMWA (Look):Workshop1
1:00PM – 5:00PM

CIRCUS TECHNIQUES IN THEATER
Facilitator: PHARE PONLEU SELPAK (Battambang/Siem Reap, Cambodia)



TAMWA (Look):
Workshop 2
1:00PM – 5:00PM

IMPROV FOR HUMANITY
Described as “a powerful tool to help bring about positive, pro-social, scalable, sustainable, and lasting change”, SPIT’s Improv for humanity is a transformative application of improvisation in addressing pressing issues in the country

Facilitator: THEA YRASTOZA, Assisted by GABE MERCADO, Academic Director, Third World Improv



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 1A
1:00PM – 2:30PM

SUROY-SUROY (SIGHT-SEEING): CREATIVITY IN TOURISM
The importance of Culture, Theater, Arts and Heritage to create experiences of places, artifacts, and activities that represent stories of the people and the past.  This session highlights creative tourism and the intangible cultural assets and diversity in the country’s destinations as practiced in Capiz and other nearby provinces in the Southern Philippines.

Expert: AL TESORO, Commissioner for Cultural Communities and Traditional Art, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 1B
1:00PM – 2:30PM

LIFE AFTER LIVE: THE SOCIAL MEDIA AS A PLATFORM FOR ADVOCACY
A sharing on the importance of making the impact of live performances last through social media.

Expert: MARLON RIVERA, Director/ Former President and Chief Creative Officerof Publicis Manila, Inc./Chairman of the Board of Directors, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2A
3:00PM – 4:30PM

KALBARYONG PANUNULUYAN
Community organizing through creative initiatives in the praxis of Urban Poor Associates (UPA)

Expert: Urban Poor Associates (UPA)



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2B
3:00PM – 4:30PM

PUBLIC ART IN PUBLIC SPACES
A discussion addressing issues of the visibility of art and art practitioners in communal urban spaces

Expert: LEEROY NEW, Contemporary Artist-Designer



TAN-AW (View): Performances
6:00PM – 9:00PM


Phare Ponleau Selpak (Cambodia)
WAWA, THE RICE CHILD
Crescent Moon (Bangkok, Thailand)
INDIGO CHILD




SULYAP (Glance):
Chill-out
9:00PM - onwards




OCTOBER 27 (Day 3)
“VIEWFINDER”

Theme: Youth Participation
Inquiry Point:  Participation


DUNGAW (Peep-out): Performance Lectures 10:00AM – 12:00NN

THE THEATER LABORATORY: TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING
Transmedia Storytelling, a non-conventional, non-linear, plot driven storytelling, as a space for experimentation and playground for performance-making as practiced by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble.
Presentor:  JK ANICOCHE, Artistic Director, SipatLawin Ensemble
with performance of The GOBYERNO Project



TAMWA (Look):
Workshop1
1:00PM – 5:00PM

SILHOUETTES: SHADOW PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
An exploration on the use of light, shadows and puppetry in educating young people

Facilitator: WANDERING MOON (Chiang Mai, Thailand)



TAMWA (Look):
Workshop 2
1:00PM – 5:00PM

MOTHER TONGUE AND SPOKEN WORD
Exploring, expounding, and expanding the power of language in the performance of spoken word poetry

Facilitator: WORDS ANONYMOUS



SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 1A
1:00PM – 2:30PM

YOUTH ACTS: THE METROPOLITAN TEEN THEATER LEAGUE
The PETA-Metropolitan Teen Theater League’s experience in molding leaders and movers among young people through theater and education.

Expert: ANJ HERUELA,  PETA

SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 1B
1:00PM – 2:30PM

WORKSHOP-PERFORMANCE: ELECTION and STOP BULLYING CAMPAIGNS
A sharing on how PETA-MTTL evoked participation of young people in its 2010 Election Campaign workshop-performance, “Bagong Bilang” (New Count) and Stop Bullying Campaign workshop-performance, “Nasaan si Jonibeth?” (“Where’s Jonibeth?”)

Experts: YEYIN DE LA CRUZ-MORAN and NORBS PORTALES, PETA

SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2A
3:00PM – 4:30PM

THE YATTA EXPERIENCE
A sharing of experience of Youth Advocate Through Theater Arts (YATTA) members and their development from teen theater participants to cultural creatives and community advocates.

Experts: YATTA ARTISTS




SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2B
3:00PM – 4:30PM

VISUAL ARTS AND HEALING
Expert: Tepsiri Suksopha (Chiangmai, Thailand)
TAN-AW (View):
Performances
6:00PM – 9:00PM

FLORANTE AT LAURA
Tanghalang St. Louis University
Baguio City, Philippines
DON_Q
Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)




SULYAP (Glance):
Chill-out Sessions
9:00PM ONWARDS




OCTOBER 28 (Day 4)
“A Peek Inside the Playhouse”
Theme: Children’s Rights
Inquiry Point: Capacity Building and Education

DUNGAW (Peep-out): Performance Lectures 10:00AM – 12:00NN

The PETA ARTSZone Project
The Advocate Right to Safety Zone (ARTSZone) Project and it’s creative journey towards promoting children’s rights to safety and protection from any form of violence and abuse
Presentor: MARICHU BELARMINO-CARINO, ARTSZone Program Director, Philippine Educational Theater Association
With a performance of Adobo Monologue (PETA)

TAMWA (Look):
Workshop 1
1:00PM – 5:00PM

THEATER IN EDUCATION
Integrating interactive theater practices in teaching processes

Facilitator: Robin Pascoe (Australia)



TAMWA (Look):
Workshop 2
1:00PM – 5:00PM

DEVISING & DEVELOPING NON-VERBAL PERFORMANCES
Devising and developing non-verbal performances, exploring on the text, subtext, and pretext woven in-between non-language dependent performances

Facilitator: IAN SEGARRA, Senior Artist-Teacher, PETA


SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 1A
1:00PM – 2:30PM

DESIGN THINKING APPROACH FOR TEACHERS
Expert: HABI EDUCATION LAB


SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 1B
1:00PM – 2:30PM

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY TOWARDS DEVELOPING A CARING COMMUNITY

Expert: DR. HONEY CARANDANG


SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2A
3:00PM – 4:30PM

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT: MANAGING IDENTITIES AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Expert: LEA ESPALLARDO, Program Director PETA-Mekong Partnership Program, Senior Artist-Teacher, PETA

SILIP (Peek):
Huddle 2B
3:00PM – 4:30PM

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE CAMPAIGN IN CHIANG MAI (THAILAND)
A sharing on the experience OF Positive Discipline Campaign in Chiang Mai.

Expert: GABFAI, Thailand (to be confirmed)



TAN-AW (View): Performances
6:00PM – 9:00PM

THE YELLOW O
WANDERING MOON, Chiangmai, Thailand
AAAH BAKUS
Youth Advocates Through Theater Arts (YATTA), Dumaguete


SULYAP (Glance):
Chill-out Sessions
9:00PM ONWARDS




OCTOBER 29 (Day 5)
“Let the Light In”

Theme: Human Rights
Inquiry Point: Partnership and Stakeholder Building

DUNGAW (Peep-out): Performance Lectures 10:00AM – 12:00NN

PETA’S ADVOCACY PRACTICE THROUGH THE YEARS
Presentors: MA. GLORIOSA “BENG” SANTOS-CABANGON, Executive Director/ MARIBEL LEGARDA, Artistic Director, PETA, with a performance of the musical, A Game of Trolls





TAMWA (Look):
Workshop 1
1:00PM – 5:00PM

BOAL WORKSHOP
Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed, a technique that uses theater in promoting social and political change

Facilitators: GARDY LABAD, RAUL ALFONSO, Senior Artists-Teachers, PETA








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