If you’ve been enjoying the frequent news of online streams of your favorite shows, you’d be glad to know that the young kids in your life don’t have to miss out on ‘New Normal Theater’! Two theater companies continue to put out regular content geared towards young audiences.
These storytelling series combine theater and digital techniques to bring audiences local children’s stories. They learn about different forms of theater like puppetry, and familiarize themselves with Philippine literature to boot!
1. Storytelling Sundays by PETA
The most recent stories feature Jomike Tejido’s Me Me Mi Mumu, performed by Leo Rialp and Kiki Baento, and Ma. Corazon Remigio’s Bru-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha… Bru-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi…, illustrated by Roland Mechael Ilagan and performed by Upeng Galang-Fernandez and Matel Patayon.
2. Pamanang Pahina by Tanghalang Pilipino
The three stories feature Mga Giyera sa Katawan ni Mark, written by Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan and illustrated by Ariel Santillan, Ang Bagong Kaibigan ni Bing Butiki, written by Yna Reyes and illustrated by Jason Moss, and May Mga Lihim Kami ni Ingkong, written by Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan and illustrated by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero. All stories have been adapted for online streaming by Nono Pardalis.
You can watch three stories on Tanghalang Pilipino’s YouTube channel.