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‘Tanghal 2013’ theater fest list out

The NCCA National Committee on Dramatic Arts is pleased to announce the results of the Tanghal 7th National University Theater Festival Screening which was held on January 13, 2013 at the Negros Museum. The event is a flagship project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – Committee on Dramatic Arts in conjunction with the celebration of the 2013 Philippine Arts Festival.

TANGHAL 2013 is a national festival made up of four region-based festivals of university and community drama groups based in four Philippine major sites (NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) with schedules spread across the February Arts Month. For this year the theme is: “imadyinICON: Mga Imahen Ng Harayang Filipino.”

For TANGHAL LUZON, the main entries are: Byaheng Luzon byLUSONG Arts and Culture Network Inc.; Colonial by SAMASINING/Department of Humanities/UP Los Banos College, Laguna; Ang Luha ni Kumintang by Lipa Actors Company/De la Salle University – Lipa; Pepe’s Wall by Arts Research& Training Institute in Southern Tagalog, Inc (ARTIST); Lihim ng Hari at Luho ng Reyna by Samu’t Sari Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba; and Silang Maraming Pangalan by Sining Banwa Actors Company, Legaspi.

The following have been selected to perform as Fringe for TANGHAL LUZON: Rossum’s Universal Robot by Tanghalang SLU of St. Louis University; Makina by Tanghalang Bayan Ng Kabataan Sa Baguio (TaBaK); Sa Likod Kan Sabsaban by An Bawa: Kultura, buda Arte kan Tabaco (ABKAT); Imbitasyon by Bicol University Rawitdawait Belada; and Osipon buda mga Dahon (BURABOD) by Bicol University.

TANGHAL LUZON takes place at the Bicol University in Legaspi from February 11-13.

TANGHAL MINDANAO features the following Main Entries: Epicon by Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) of Mindanao State University Iligan City; Alamat ng Lamok by Teatro Guindegan of La Salle University in Ozamis City; and Tagore’s The Post Office by The Xavier Stage of the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City. TANGHAL MINDANAO takes place at Xavier University and other venues in Cagayan de Oro City from February 14-16.

TANGHAL NCR features the following Main Entries: TNB to the nth Degree by Dulaang Suhay, Filipino Department of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Pitong Sundang by SinagBayan; Ang Sistema ni Propesor Tuko by Ateneo Enterteynment para sa Tao, Bayan, Lansangan at Dios (ENTABLADO) of Ateneo de Manila University; Sintang Dalisay by Tanghalang Ateneo of Ateneo de Manila University; By a Lady by Dulaang Filipino of De la Salle-Benilde University.

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines will be the venue for TANGHAL NCR from February 18-20.

TANGHAL VISAYAS features as the following Main Entries: Damgo sa Gab-i sa Tunga sang Tag-init by Dagway Sigmahanon of Sigma Capiz; Balay Taliambong -Karaang Balay nga Bato..Balay sg Diyos.Balay sg Paghigugma by Duag Teatrokon Negros; Lola Masing by Datu Lubay Center, Anitique; and Pusong Juan by the USA- Little Theater of University of San Agustin-Iloilo.

The Bohol Theater Network will perform at the Closing of TANGHAL VISAYAS, which is also the Opening of the LIKHA ASEAN FESTIVAL. TANGHAL VISAYAS takes place at the Abatan River Ecological Theater and other Heritage Sites in Bohol, from February 23-25.

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