Tanghal 11 in the Visayas

     Tanghal 11 in the Visayas The Visayas cluster of islands has witnessed gripping accounts of disaster in recent years but also through this region's history— from natural disasters such a typhoons and earthquakes, to social strife, mass starvation, human trafficking and violence in many levels. As a performative expression, theatre has often been created and performed accompanying and responding to these countless acts of schisms and brokenness. The narratives often reveal its people's deep y embedded spirit of resistance and resilience, expressed in ways that are comic, even as they are tragic.
     Tanghal 11 in Visayas will explore this interesting creative space between the Comic and the Tragic. The festival will gather youth theater practitioners from colleges, universities and community groups, together with select theater luminaries in the Visayas, to share, explore and learn from each other's experiences and works. The host for 2017 will be Leyte Normal University in Tacloban, Leyte and is scheduled from Nov. 10-12, 2017, a few days after the commemoration of typhoon Yolanda on the 8th of November. The festival will include performances (both in the proscenium but also in community settings), sharing conferences and trainings.
     We announce this Call for Participation for Theater Groups in the Visayas. The number of participants from each group should not exceed ten. Length of performances should be between 20-40 minutes. To be considered, please submit the following:

  • Profile of your theater group.
  • Synopsis and description of your play (including number of cast).
  • One paragraph stating how your play related to the theme-- Ang Totoo sa Pagitan ng Komedya at Trahedya: Truth in Spaces Between the Comic and the Tragic.
  • A link to a video clip of your performance.

Please email the requirements to:
tangha11visayas@gmail.com by Oct. 13, 2017.
Selected entries will be announced on Oct. 17, 2017.