Thursday, October 14, 2010

Children's Month activities ongoing at PETA Theater Center

In celebration of children’s month, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) through it’s Children’s Theater Program, is hosting a series of workshops, performances and arts activities for children, youth and adults this October. Titled "Kayang-Kayang Kabayanihan," the program focuses on developing creativity, participation and resiliency among children and young people, and how each one, young or old, can be heroes.

Through different games, performances and workshops, :Kayang-Kayang Kabayanihan will provide a space for children and for those young at heart who work with children to tap into the little hero inside of them and to nurture that towards building characters of confidence, goodwill, pride and dignity.

Last October 9, children ages 9-16 years old were treated to a series of workshops and performances facilitated by PETA, Anino Shadowplay Collective, Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting and Ilustrador ng Kabataan. The workshops included Kulay at Krokis- Creating Characters for Stories, Kathang Katawan-Storytelling and Improvisation for Children, and Anino at Karilyo-Shadow Puppetry Workshop, plus various performances including PETA’s award-winning play "Batang Rizal."

The second leg of the festival will focus on the young at heart, youth and adults 16 and above, who will be involved in various discussions and interactive forums. On October 15, participants will be sharing processes and stories about using the arts to help heal trauma among children and young people. Workshop topics will include Creative Writing Workshops with Children with AD/HD, Understanding Positive Discipline, Creative Approaches in Helping Girl Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Psychosocial Intervention as Disaster Response in Communities.

The last day of the festival will be for educators. Lectures and workshops will focus on Developing Creative Modules and Activities for Children with topics ranging from Developing Stories for Children, Visual Arts for Children to Shadow Puppetry. The day will end with the performance of PETA’s Palanca award-winning play, "Rated:PG."

For festival pass and ticket reservations, call PETA’s Marketing and Public Relations Office 7256244, 4100821-22 or 0917-8044428. E-mail

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