One of the summer traditions of Gantimpala Theater, its annual workshop ended triumphantly with “ Ang Kinang ni Kahlim” presented at the Theater Auditorium of Sta. Isabel University, last May 11, 2013. “Ang Kinang ni Kahlim” tells the story of primary colors Black, Yellow, White, Red and Blue who was appointed by Angel Michael (Alvin Duckert) the archangel in heaven together with his assistant Miguelito (Aljonas Ponio) to creatively color the world which they call Paradise. Kahlim (Macson Anthony Macaraig) wasn’t able to fulfill the task because of his low self confidence and confusion with regard to his task. Liraw Bughaw (Ayana Beatrice Poblete) encouraged him while the other colors Pao-pao Dilaw (Jayson Carl Santos), Wanda Pula (Andrea Mariana De Leon) and Lotti Puti (Kristel Rose Alcazar) were bullies because they thought that Kahlim’s color connote darkness and unattractiveness. The recital production received appreciative applauses from the audiences with no less than Mr. Jun F. Flavier Pablo, Chairman and President of Gantimpala Theater and Sister Araceli Loredo in attendance.
In his short speech, Chairman and President Pablo said: “I am very much impressed with the good job done. I hope that that after your workshop experience with us, you continue to enhance your skills and pursue what they have started, I know that this signals the beginning of your life-long love affair with the theater.” With the workshop and recital finished, Gantimpala Theater continues with another tradition – the 36th Theater Season Audition.
The audition is on May 28, (Tuesday), 2pm to 6pm, at the new Gantimpala Office, former Rizal Park Library, (beside the Manila Planetarium) P. Burgos St. corner Ma. Orosa St. Luneta, Manila. Open to all professional and non-professional actors/actresses, 18years-old and above, they are advised to bring a two-by-two-colored ID photo and a resume.
The directors (who will be audition panelists) are Roeder Camañag for “Florante at Laura,” Roobak Valle for“Kanser” and “Ibong Adarna,” Jose Jeffrey Camañag for “El Filibuisterismo,” Gean Allain de Leon for “Ang Prinsepe at ang Pulubi” and Joel Lamangan and Jun Pablo, co-directing “Katipunan: Mga Anak ng Bayan.”
For details about the audition, call 881-6424 or send an SMS at 0921-5286308.
For more information about the 36th Theater Season, call the Gantimpala Marketing Office at 998-5622 or 872-0261. Like us at http://www.facebook.com/gantimpala.
-Alwin M. Ignacio