3rd Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers’ Workshop in Drama and Performance

THE 3RD Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writers’ Workshop in Drama and Performance will be held on May 20 to 29 in Cebu City. Established in 2014 by the daughter of the late Cornelio Faigao, Linda Faigao-Hall, the workshop is intended to add theater arts to the fiction and poetry fellowships already offered by the Cornelio Faigao Memorial Annual Writer’s Workshop which is now on its 31st year.

The CFMAWW in Drama and Performance is primarily a developmental playwright’s program for Cebuano-identified theater artists who are seriously interested in playwriting in English or Cebuano. The workshop is designed to give playwrights a plethora of resources that include writing original short plays, training actors to perform in them and training directors to direct them. The program then culminates in the plays’ public presentations of bare-bones productions.

Seven Cebuano plays produced in the past two years were publicly performed last February 2016 at the Cebu Coliseum, co-produced by the University of Cebu Theatre Workshop Company dubbed as Pito ka Drama sa Pebrero. The production featured performers who underwent the 2015 D & P Actor’s Workshop.

The bare-bones production was also the organization’s contribution to the celebration of the Philippine Culture and Arts Month which is annually celebrated in February.

Each of the workshops will be run by master teachers chosen by the Executive Director Mr. Jose Rodrigo “Rudy” U. Aviles. The laywriting workshop will be held at the Institute of Religion and Culture, Cebu Hessed Seminar House, Guadalupe, Cebu City from May 20 to 22. It will be run by visiting New York City playwright Linda Faigao-Hall.

The actor’s workshop will be run by New York City professional theater artist Ms. Banaue Miclat-Janssen. Ms. Miclat Janssen is an actor, singer, director and professor at the University of the Philippines Dilliman’s Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts. It will be held at University of Cebu Alicia Gotianuy AVR from May 27 to 29.

The CFMAWW is also supported by TerraNOVA Collective, a premier theatre production company in New York City.

For more information, send queries to [email protected] (PR)

TAGS: drama, performance, workshop
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