an art or an activity of writing or
performing plays. It brings together all
the different art forms like painting,
sculpture, installation art, music,
dance, literature, and computer arts in
one show or production.
3. • Story (written script or dialog) is
being acted on the stage or the
production area by different actors
and actresses based on the written
script/story that they portray. They
bring life to the different characters
through dialogues, actions
sometimes through dance and/or
4. Aside from the actors/actresses, the
production stage/stage set-ups,
props, lighting, background music,
sound effects, costumes and
accessories are needed to complete
or to create a beautiful performance.
However, theater performances are
incorporated with the computer-
generated visual effects and
5. • The ideas or themes are based on the
story or script created by the writer,
and the songs, music, dialogue, and
dance are based on the themes of the
• Music is one of the integral parts of
theater because it can add emotions or
mood to every character based on the
scene being played. Selecting
song/music must be suited for the
6. • Dances are being choreographed based
on the scene and suited to the beat of the
music being played.
• Dialogues are created by the playwright
based on the theme of the story.
• Stage set -up and props are created by
the set designer based on the theme of the
story or needed background on the scene.
7. ROLES IN STAGE PRODUCTION
-Chooses all the team members and assigns
them their functions.
-Has a vision of the desired total effect and
impact of the performance.
-The writer of the script. It contains the
exact line of the dialogue that each
character will memorize and deliver on
-The concept and creation of the physical
stage setup is his/her task.
9. Lighting Designer
-Creating the mood of each scene in the play,
highlighting a dramatic moment, signaling the
entrance of the character, focusing attention on a
specific spot on stage, or even providing the
blanket of darkness for set and prop changes.
-Decides the attire of the actor/actress that
express each character’s personality and distinct
10. Sound Designer
-Adds detailed notes to the script to serve as
guide for the sound crew during rehearsals and
the actual performance.
-Tasked with overseeing the crews for the sets
and propsthe sound and music, the lighting and
11. Technical Director
-shadows the play’s director throughout the entire
production process. Ensuring every instruction is
-Not only plans out all the dance steps to
suit the music, but rehearses the actors until they are
able to perform the dance skillfully.
12. Make up Designer
-Making the actors look natural for their respective
roles- based on their characters’ age, personality,
and the time and place of the story.
13. PETA (Philippine Educational Theater
-Founded in 1967 by Cecile Guidote-Alvarez.
-The resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the
Philippines founded om 1897.
PETA and Tanghalang Pilipino have continued to
express the distinctly Philippine interpretation of
both originally written plays as well as adaptations
of foreign works translated into Filipino.
Philippine Theater and Performing Groups
14. Repertory Philippines
-a company that not only staged English-language
plays and musicals year-round but trained actors and
actresses as well.
-Began mounting grand productions or originally
written musicals with a slant towards good values for
children and whole family.
New Voice Company
-Making its own distinct contribution to the Philippine
theater scene and established in 1994 by Monique
- Earned reputation for staging thought provoking
15. Philippine Opera Company (POC)
-Founded in 1999 by group of dedicated
classically-trained singers. The company seeks
to develop performers as well as audiences for
classical music performances, both foreign and
Theater Down South
-Was founded with Philippine theater mainstay
Michael William as artistic director.
-The vision of the company was to widen the
reach of stage productions beyond the
traditional centers in Metro Manila, and
therefore develop a broader audience base.