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PSF Summer Acting Workshops: One of the Many Ways of Giving Back

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) for the former production, Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF) Incorporated opens its doors to aspiring and beginning theater thespians to join its FREE summer workshops that will start from March 31 till May 10 2012 with Monday and Thursday classes. 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).

There will be 200 successful participants considered to pursue the one-month, intense and full-packed acting workshops 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, 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.”

In the Photograph: Cindy Maree Liper as Cory in 'Cory ng EDSA', Glory Ann Nacional as Cindy's alternate in the mentioned musicale, Kierwin Larena the star of 'Enzo... Santo', the PSF actors performing in their cast party, Jordan Ladra as Noli in 'Ako si Ninoy', and Junelyn Villareal, the newly proclaimed PSF Idol. Photographs by Dale Bacar, Jory Rivera and Alex Zosa.

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 Noli in ‘Ako si Ninoy’, 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.

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