Dive into a world of vibrant stories, creative interpretations, and thought-provoking discussions at the 18th Tanghal in Visayas: a National University and Community-Based Theater Festival! 

Get ready for a three-day celebration of talent and creativity as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the National Committee on Dramatic Arts join forces with universities and theater groups across the Visayas region! Known as the National University and Community-Based Theater Festival, this event is a platform for thespians to come together and explore pressing issues like climate change and technological advancements through the lens of theater.

Photo from Guang Ming College – Cebu

Guang Ming College (GMC) Cebu, one of the prime schools for theater and performing arts programs, hosts the festival’s day-to-day events. The celebration commenced yesterday, March 18, 2024, with opening heartfelt performances from Guang Ming College – Tagaytay and the University of the Philippines – Cebu.

Photo from Guang Ming College – Cebu
Photo from Guang Ming College – Cebu
Photo from Guang Ming College – Cebu

Wrapping up the first day with a burst of creativity, the talented artists of InITIate PH/D’Salag Collective and YATTA took the spotlight with their performances based on current events. In an engaging presentation of the effects of artificial intelligence, InITIate PH/D’Salag Collective left audiences thinking about the dual nature of AI—a blessing or a curse? Meanwhile, YATTA stirred the audience’s conscience with a short musical play at the Siddhartha Theater, advocating for Negros Oriental’s Okoy River urgent environmental action.

Photo from Guang Ming College – Cebu
Photo from Guang Ming College – Cebu

To reach further, the festival also goes beyond the gates of GMC for Day 2 to encourage the youth and future thespians of Cebu. The Kanlaon Theater Guild will visit two schools: Mandaue City School for the Arts and Don Vicente Rama National High School.

There will also be performances and participation from the following groups before the Fellowship Night of Day 2:

1. Siddhartha Theater Ensemble

2. Artista Silimaniana

3. Teatro Tayo

4. Teatro Biliran

5. UP An Balangaw Performing Arts Group

6. UP Ideopraxist

7. Kasing-Sining

8. USA: Little Theater


Entrance Fee: Php150.00 for Day 1 and 2


Contact Numbers: (032) 254-8990 / (032) 231 3876

Facebook Page: Guang Ming College – Cebu


Exact Location: Guang Ming College – Cebu, Chu Un Temple Drive, Englis V. Rama Ave., Cebu City, Philippines

BY COMMUTE: From Metro Colon, take the 06C jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off in front of Guang Ming College. The school’s entrance is right beside the main road so you will definitely not miss it.

BY CAR: Navigate via Waze or Google Maps and look up Guang Ming College. It is located beside the PYRAMID Security Agency as well.

Beyond captivating performances, the festival also has various workshops and training sessions focusing on enriching the Visayan theater scene. Whether you’re a thespian or simply one who wants to witness the vibrant talents from across the Visayas region, don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary event!

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