Tanghalang Pilipino's Actors Company will have its voice and dance recital on March 30, 2011 7pm at the CCP Bulwagang Amado Hernandez. Free admission, pay/donate what you can. For details, contact 09323532499.
The AC is the resident pool of actors of TP and they are given continuous training in voice, acting and dance on top of their acting duties for the company. This recital culminates classs under Sheen Leem Sanchez (voice) and Susan Decena (dance).
Current members are:
MEMBERS: Riki Benedicto (AC coordinator) and Jonathan Tadiaoan
APPRENTICE: Kat Castillo
SCHOLARS: Jelson Bay, Martha Comia, Dan de Guzman, Regina de Vera, Gino Ramirez, Rayna Reyes, Chic San Agustin, and Marco Viana
According to Dennis Marasigan (former TP artistic director) in his 2007 blog post:
"The Actors Company was created by Tanghalang Pilipino's founding Artistic Director Nonon Padilla as the main acting company for the season productions at the CCP. Among the first members were Fernando Josef, Connie Chua, Alan Bautista, Shamaine Centenera and Nonie Buencamino, and Len Ag. Santos.
Later, they were joined/replaced by Irma Adlawan, John Arcilla, RJ Leyran, Olga Natividad, Gary Lim, Allan Paule, Herbie Go, Marisa Tinsay, and Angela Garcia (Altomonte), some of whom stayed with the company for as long as eight years. Herbie went on to become Associate Artistic Director and until recently, Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino.
More recent members include Tess Jamias, Paolo O'Hara, Jay Espano, Catherine Racsag, George de Jesus III, Roeder Camanag, Joey Paras, Nazer Salcedo, and Marj Lorico.
The usual route for Actors Company members is for them to come in as Scholars first, moving up to become Apprentices, then Members. From the time they become Scholars, they are required/privileged to attend classes in acting, stage movement, voice, script analysis, and other special courses offered -- martial arts and directing have been offered more than once in the past. It is therefore imperative that those who would like to become Members must have the time to devote to the classes and to the rehearsals of plays for the company's season productions throughout the year. Actors Company Members, Apprentices, and Scholars receive allowances and fees for their association with the Company."
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