SCHOOL'S out; it’s showtime!

The 2TinCans Theatre Lab, the educational and professionalization arm of homegrown production house 2TinCans Philippines, will be launching a series of Summer Musical Theatre Workshops beginning this month to help develop every child’s imagination and self-confidence in a summer to remember.

Taught by theater artists led by 2TinCans’ producing artistic director Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson, the month-long workshops will instill habits of self-discipline through body movement, vocal workout, storytelling and drama improvisation.

Thrice a week, in two-and-a-half-hour sessions, students are put through their paces in all aspects of musical theater including acting, dancing and singing. The workshops culminate in the students’ very own stage performances of Broadway classics and contemporary showtunes.

From lights to sound to stage management, every aspect of these productions is run by a professional team of experienced theater specialists.

2TinCans Theatre Lab’s Summer Musical Theatre Workshops are not only about performance, but also about supporting and encouraging students. They provide a safe and supportive environment for people to exchange ideas, express themselves and most importantly, be themselves.

The workshops will be held at the Cube Wing Atrium of SM Seaside City Cebu and at the University of the Visayas New School (UVNS) of Art & Design in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City.

Workshops at SM Seaside City Cebu are open to children. Dates are from April 17 to May 6, May 8 to 27, May 29 to June 17, and June 19 to July 8. At UVNS, the first batch kicks off May 7, which runs until June 1, followed by subsequent batches from June 4 to 29, and July 2 to 27. Besides children, UVNS will also be offering workshops for teenagers and adults.

2TinCans Theatre Lab will offer theater courses to senior high students at UVNS starting August. (Contributed article)