OVER the three months of the lockdown, people have had the opportunity to enjoy recorded theatrical productions. Now, intensive theater workshops have also transitioned online.

Next month, Repertory Philippines will offer its theater workshops online from July 6 to 31.

“This is encouraging news, signaling how much theater has become a pervasive part of our workshop students’ lives and how much interest it has generated in newcomers,” Repertory Philippines Artistic Director Liesl Batucan told BusinessWorld in an e-mail. “We hope to continue the online workshops all-year round.”

REP’s Workshops for the Performing Arts include musical theater classes covering the basics of acting, singing, and dancing. Enrollees will be grouped by age: Kiddies (ages four to eight), Pre-Teens (ages nine to 12), Teens (ages 13-16), and Adults (ages 17 and above). Special classes will also be offered for voice, and dance and movement designed for musical theater performance.

REP is also launching its first class on costume design. It is open to people aged 16 and above. Workshops on Costume Design for Children’s Theater Musicals will be facilitated by three-time Gawad Buhay for Outstanding Costume Design nominee Raven Ong.

Enrollment is now open for the Musical Theater classes, special classes in voice, and special classes in Dance and Movement. The class fees are P6,000. The costume design class costs P8,000.

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