The Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) presents SULAT-DULA 4: A Playwriting Workshop in Mindanao on 17 to 19 November 2016 at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City.

Part of XCCA’s flagship projects on Cultural Education and Artistic Excellence in the Literary Arts, SULAT-DULA is also the center’s contribution to a sustained development program for Mindanaoan playwrights.

This year’s playwriting workshop brings together distinguished playwrights as panelists, such as cultural studies researcher-critic Professor Steven PC Fernandez of MSU IIT’s Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG), screenplay writer-columnist Professor Layeta P Bucoy of UP Los Baños Department of Humanities, and television scriptwriter-dramaturg Rodolfo ‘Rody’ Vera of Writer’s Bloc Inc. Workshop fellows will undergo critiquing sessions and one-on-one consultations with the panelists. They will also have the opportunity to showcase their plays through script reading on stage.

All aspirants are invited to submit manuscripts on or before 12 noon of 01 October 2016. There will be ten slots available for aspiring playwrights whose works have not yet been staged and published.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

a. one page synopsis of the play;

b. complete and original manuscript of the one act-play;

c. certification of originality from any authority;

d. comprehensive resume with 2×2 ID picture; and

e. photocopy of resident certificate.

Plays written in Binisaya and other regional languages require Filipino or English translation.

Founded in 2008, SULAT-DULA is a bi-annual playwriting workshop for both established and budding Mindanaoan playwrights.

Submit all requirements to:

Hobart P Savior
Director, Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA)
3rd Floor, Museo de Oro Building, Xavier University
Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City 9000

[email protected]