Forum on directing process set on July 12

COMMUNITY theatre group in Bacolod City will conduct its seventh Friday Madness event, where a forum on Directing Process on Stage will be conducted on July 12 at the Negros Museum, Bacolod City.

The Performance Laboratory or PerfLab, a community theater based in Bacolod City, will have a forum on Directing Process with three Negrense Directors, as part of their outreach program to educate the community about theatre and performance art.

This is the seventh Friday Madness event of PerfLab that started January this year through mounting a staged reading of Café Specials, a play written by local director Fundador Tipon.

The event continued every first Friday of the month were plays were read by local theatre artists and enthusiasts, followed by moderated interaction of audience and the artists or the playwright themselves.

Among the plays they performed through a reading Bata sa Bulan by Roger Venzal, Venise Buenaflor and Charlene Tupas in February, The Vagina Monologue by Eve Ensler in March in celebration of the international women’s month, Tic Tac Toe and Sa Haya sang akon Amay by Peter Solis Nery in April, In My Father’s House by Elsie Coscolluela, and Rite of Passage by Glenn Sevilla Mas last month.

Friday Madness aims to provide a space for local artists and theatre enthusiasts to meet in an informal setting, and encourage exchange amongst artists and audience, PerfLab Artistic Director Tanya Lopez said.

“Amidst the dominance of digital screens, we believe that the process of coming together as a community of readers and storytellers can be a powerful tool to preserve human connection,” she said.

Lopez said that the seventh Friday Madness they decided to put up a forum to further explore the sharing of experiences among artists, and theater enthusiasts.

The forum on July 12 is free and open to all Negrense cultural workers, artists, and performance art enthusiasts.

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