What do directors Joel Lamangan, Jose Javier Reyes, Soxie Topacio; playwrights Bonifacio Ilagan, Ed Maranan, Jose Victor Torres and Jose Dennis Teodosio; comedians Lou Veloso. Arnell Ignacio and Manny Castañeda and comediennes Beverly Salviejo and Ms. Tessie Tomas; dramatic and character actors and actresses Ricky Davao, Tommy Abuel, Pen Medina, Ronnie Lazaro, Joonie Gamboa, Spanky Manikan, Richard Quan, Migui Moreno, Jao Mapa, Mia Gutierrez, Alma Concepcion, China Cojuangco, Kakai Bautista and Ms. Ama Quiambao, and even the controversial Bb Gandanghari have in common?  

All of them, now considered as some of the entertainment and theater industries’ most respected personalities, are sons and daughters, of Gantimpala Theater, the dramatic arts company once headed by the late theater icon Tony S. Espejo.   

So, how does one become a member of the family? The first step – join their summer workshop!

Starting April 1 to May 11, Gantimpala Theater, opens its doors to budding theater artists and to all who are interested to have a more memorable and meaningful vacation time through the 2013 Summer Musical Theater Workshop for Teens and Young Adults.

Classes are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1pmto 5pm, wherein workshoppers will learn how to act, sing, and dance in musical theater production, under the guidance of Roeder Camañag, singer, actor and director.

 Enrollment is currently on-going at the 2nd Floor, Open-Air Auditorium Building, in Luneta, Manila. Tuition fee is P5,000.

Gantimpala Theater is 36-year-old dramatic arts company with a theater season of the Four Classics –Florante at Laura, Kanser (Noli Me Tangere),Ibong Adarna and El Filibusterismo, the historical drama Katipunan: Mga Anak ng Bayan and the children’s Filipino musical Ang Prinsepe at ang Pulubi.

This year’s summer workshop is in partnership with Santa Isabel College, Manila and the National Parks Development Committee.

For more queries, please call 528-0603 or send an SMS to 0921-528-6308. You may also like us atwww.facebook/gantimpala or follow us on twitter, gantimpala_tf.