Titled "A Continuing Narrative on Philippine Theater: The Story of PETA," the 740- plus-page book will be sold at a limited introductory price of P1,000 each. You may now make your reservations, but due to the limited number of printed copies, we need to receive your orders by today, May 30. You need to claim and pay for the book/s by June 4. After that, the book will be sold at the regular price of P1,499.
(To order, call 7256244 or 4100821).
"The Story of PETA" may be considered a collective biography that provides a comprehensive yet intimate account of its lifework from 1967 to 2007. It highlights the company’s unique approach and contribution to Philippine theater aesthetics, performance and pedagogy, and to popular education.
PETA began by asserting the then-radical view of creating and performing plays in Filipino. A solid record of some 400 plays written, translated, adapted, published and performed shaped the company’s, and indeed the country’s, theater history, enriching it through theater forms and techniques that express local, national and universal themes.
PETA’s pedagogy and aesthetics for people’s theater, a unique and powerful curriculum for training in theater and the arts has inspired artist-teachers to share their skills, talents and experiences with others, directed toward individual human development and societal transformation.
This book presents a chronicle of the collective journey of men and women who have inscribed a powerful presence in Philippine theater history. Woven together, their stories provide strings of hope and inspiration, a remarkable tapestry of dreams dedicated to Philippine theater, society, and nation.
As PETA enters its fifth decade of existence, it continues to nurture young artists who will metamorphose into artists-teachers-leaders and carry on the torch of art to inspire many to become cultural creatives.
The book will be launched tonight, 6 p.m., at a by-invitation only event-concert celebrating 40 years of PETA (especially PETA musical plays), to be held at the PETA Theater Center, #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.