Tuesday, December 25, 2007



The Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group (PHILSTAGE), the country's only organization of professional performing arts companies, invites critics, educators, researchers and regular audiences of theater, music and dance productions to seek Jury Panel membership slots for the 2008 PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts.

Conceived as peer awards similar to many of the performing arts industry awards abroad, the PHILSTAGE Awards are conferred for outstanding achievements in the performing arts by PHILSTAGE member-companies such as Actors Actors, Inc. (AAI), Ballet Manila (BM), Ballet Philippines (BP), Gantimpala Theater Foundation(GANTIMPALA), Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), Philippine Education Theater Association (PETA), Repertory Philippines (REP), Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), and Triumphant People's Evangelistic Theater Society, Inc. (TRUMPETS).

Awards shall be given for outstanding achievements in production or performance, stage direction, original script/concept, musical direction, choreography, theater performance (individual), musical performance (individual), dance performance (individual), production design, outstanding costume design, and lighting design. While PHILSTAGE administers the awards, the final recipients will be chosen by an independent Jury Panel selected by the PHILSTAGE Board of Directors from a roster of respected critics, performing artists, cultural researchers and scholars, and the general public. An initial list of invited jury members has been drawn up while a limited number is open to application by the general public.

Confirmed jury applicants and invited jury members shall serve a one-year term of office starting January 2008. They shall enjoy the the privilege of watching all PHILSTAGE productions for the given year, to which tickets will be issued gratis. Only those who have watched all the productions identified for awards consideration may participate in the selection of quarterly citations and final nominees and awardees come January 2009.

The PHILSTAGE Board of Directors is composed of TP's Dennis Marasigan, president; PETA's Melvin Lee, vice president; BP's Sandy Hontiveros, secretary; REP's Gigette Tolentino, treasurer, AAI's Leonardo Lim, BM's Susan Macuja, Gantimpala's Tony Espejo, OPM's Mitch Valdes, TRUMPET's Alvin Dela Pena, and PHILSTAGE Executive Director Elmar Beltran Ingles.

Interested parties may email their curriculum vitae to philstage@tri-isys.com with a cover letter stating their qualifications to serve as Jury Member. Applicants from the audience sector may come from any professional, student, government or NGO sector who have manifested a sustained patronage of cultural productions in the performing arts.

They should include in their CV a list of productions watched over the past three years. Deadline of emailed application is on January 2, 2008. Successful applicants will be notified not later than January 3, 2007 and should be available for the Jury briefing and orientation to be held on January 5, 2008, 3 p.m. at the Tanghalang Pilipino Office at the CCP Production Design Center (back of CCP Main Building).


beektur said...

dapat chairperson ka nito ha. kung hindi bababa ang credibility nila. i mean who else can watch those shows with both artistic and commercial eyes?

arpee lazaro said...

i sent that email hoping against hope that i have a chance. i would love to dedicate all my spare time to being a part of something really big. makalusot kaya ako? sana walang height/weight requirement. otherwise, bagsak na! hehehe. thanks gibbs for this heads up! merry christmas and a happy new year to you!

vincedejesus said...

Finally! A REAL award-giving body for theater. Hindi kagaya nung *bleep* Awards.

janettetoral.com said...

Hi Gibbs. Saw this blog post while doing a query about Philstage as they are a member of PRSP.

I'm currently doing an article series at rockistacraze.blogspot.com on the music industry and working on the issue of copyright/royalties. Are there copyright/royalties in theater too? (please pardon my ignorance)

gibbs cadiz said...

hi janette, thanks for your comment. i'm sorry i won't be of much help when it comes to philstage's activities and their stand/policies on copyright/royalties. opm, a philstage member, has been at the forefront of the copyright/royalties fight for pinoy music and performers, but i'm not sure about the theater field. if i may suggest, do get in touch with dennis marasigan, artistic director of tanghalang pilipino and current president of philstage. i'm sure he'd be more than happy to discuss this with you. best regards! :)

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