The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through its Audio-Visual Development Program, will hold a basic acting workshop for beginning actors for film, at the Cinematheque Davao from June 20 to 23. Tony Mabesa, director, actor, professor and advocate of the Philippine arts, will be conducting the workshop.
Mabesa is an icon in Philippine cinema and theater. He immersed himself in his craft, studying theater and the arts at the University of California and the University of Hawaii, and backpacking through Europe to watch the best stage performances.
Upon his return from abroad, he took up a teaching position at the University of the Philippines. Excited to share his wealth of knowledge, he founded the Dulaang UP, where he staged, directed and acted in various plays. He is considered one of the pioneers of modern theater in the country. Assisting him are Adriana Agcaoili, Peter Alcedo Jr. and Brian Arda.
Registration is ongoing, and forms are available at the Davao Cinematheque.