Sari Saysay, a community theatre artist in Bicol, talks about the journey of the MonoVlog in their region and the future of Sining Banwa in doing community theatre in the time of the global health crisis.
My reflections on the previous semester, how these musing are shaping my course packs to include wrestling, theatre ecosystem, accessibility of resources for audiences and for artists, and what we can learn from digital theatre.
mag-1 year na sa pandemya na gumagawa ng digital performances with Layeta Pinzon Bucoy. Gusto mo yung parang Lisa Frank ang sponsor nitong “annual report”?And yes, tulad po ng acting journal.. may performance making journ(al/ey) po ako. Mana pala ako kay Lola Laring na mahilig isulat ang sinasabi ni Bro. Mike sa El Shaddai radio.
I have been using Kumu as my playground in testing ideas (for class, course pack, paper, proposals, etc.) and in creating MonoVlogs. Grateful to friends, strangers, and even bots for being my fabulous collaborators.
For National Arts Month, I have set my intentions for my research and creative work.
Here are my offerings this week:
Isang Taong Walang Teatro (Chika-Tambay)
“The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing”… Literally and figuratively in the time of COVID-19
I am testing my stamina in live streaming via the KUMU app starting this National Arts Month (February).
The title is a phrase often used by performance makers at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. “Tawid sa Harbour” (Head over to the harbour) subtly means “Let us head over somewhere to talk about what we just experienced.”
I hope that we continue reclaiming our collaborative spaces and creating new public spheres in the time of the global health crisis.