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#TFMGiveaway: Join a Theater Workshop this Summer

#TFMGiveaway: Join a Theater Workshop this Summer

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GMG Productions, the company known for bringing international touring productions in the country, is partnering with the Open House Fundraiser and the Artists’ Welfare Project, Inc. (AWPI) for their newly launched Workshop Series.

A portion of the workshops’ proceeds will go to Open House as well as five workshop scholarships per week that shall be extended to qualified beneficiaries as part of additional revenue-generating measures for the Open House Fundraiser.

GMG’s first Workshop Series will be taught by international touring cast members that have performed in Manila. Each week, enrollees will have the opportunity to dance to their favorite musical theater song numbers taught by international cast members.

Joining the first set of moderators are Darren Greeff, Resident Director and Choreographer of
international productions Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita and Chicago
the Musical; Alexanda O’Reiley, cast member and Mamma Mia! flipper boy and Hairspray cast member; Brian O’Muiri, Cats international touring member; and Louisa Talbot, Associate and Resident Choreographer of West Side Story, Grease, Rocky Horror Show and Matilda.

“We are excited to partner with the Open House Fundraiser and AWPI”, shares GMG Productions’ CEO Carlos Candal. “At the beginning of our discussions for the workshops, we knew right away that it was the right thing to do. With every show that comes in to Manila, we hire a team of up to forty amazing Filipino musicians, cast and crew members, many of whom have been displaced due to the pandemic. We want to be able to help by making use of our network.”

“Open House, whose members took a hard blow from show cancellations last March 2020, didn’t think twice and wasted no time to come together, even coming from different performing arts backgrounds, to take their talents online and raise funds, in order to support our fellow workers who were economically affected by the lockdowns. Though shows got cancelled, our Bayanihan spirit rose to the occasion and persevered,” shares Jennifer Bonto, head of Artists’ Welfare Project, Inc and one of the lead organizers of the Open House Fundraiser. Open House was an online fundraiser that ran from March to May, 2020 to raise funds for displaced workers in the performing arts community. This initiative was a creative collaboration between Artists Welfare Project Inc, Philstage, SPIT, Third World Improv, Theater Actors Guild, and Ticket2Me.

GMG’s first workshop series will launch on June 7. The dance workshops will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3PM. Each session will be approximately 1 hour and will include learning choreography, cast hangout, and Q&A.

Workshops slots are P3,500 per week. Very limited slots are available through the GMG Productions website. To book the Open House Fundraiser slots, email artistswelfareproject@gmail.com.

We’re giving away 1 workshop slot to 1 lucky theater fan! Join by following the mechanics below:

1. Make sure you’re following GMG Productions and TheaterFansManila.com on Instagram.
2. In the comments below the Instagram contest post, share with us your theater-themed summer plans! 3. Send us a direct message with your email address (we’ll also include you in our mailing list for our exclusive newsletter) on Instagram so we can email you the link if you’ve won.

That’s it! Make sure you’ve sent in your comment before 12nn on May 25 (Tuesday). We’ll be contacting the winner via Instagram DM, so keep your eyes peeled!

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