PLDT lauds ‘unbreakable spirit’ of PH enterprises amid challenging times

Image
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense challenges to industries around the world. With mobility restrictions in place, business owners had to rethink their operations and adjust to navigate the uncertainties in the new normal. Although some companies were able to adapt and seamlessly shift to the new norm, the process was not easy with many struggling with financial losses and temporary business closures. A survey from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released September last year reported that the Philippine economy experienced the worst impacts of the pandemic. The Philippines logged the highest number of business closures and layoffs among its peers in Southeast Asia. Despite that, Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP and Head of PLDT & Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups, said that resilience is one of the core values that helped businesses conquer the challenges of the pandemic. This ‘unbreakable spirit’ of enterprises allowed them to embr

Short + Sweet Manila coming this September.

This year's participants and organizers of Short+ Sweet Manila.
The much anticipated marathon of short plays is now coming back this September in Taguig City, the international franchise of Short + Sweet Manila 2015 now comes with around 30 short play this time slated for all the weekend of September at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura.

It is a festival of more than 30 ten minute plays featuring those aspiring actors, actress, playwright and directors from different fields mostly with no backgrounds in Theaters, it’s a competition as well wherein at the last week the best will be honored and awarded.

“Short + Sweet gives platform to everybody, not only theater person, but anyone from any background in life, and aspire to do theater.” Said by Vaishall Ray, this year’s Festival Producer.

Originally started in Sydney, Australia in 2002, Short+Sweet is now being held in more than 25 countries in the world annually, and it’s the second time here in Manila organized by Vaishall and her group.

“Manila is filled with a lot of talents, people are amazing here as far theater is concern, their performances are so powerful, and they love the arts and culture. Generally Filipinos are very artistic people, this could be the better place for Short+Sweet.” Added Ray.
Short + Sweet Festival Director Divya Rajan Sriram and Festival Producer Vaishali Ray. 
Aside from short plays there will be classes held and its open to this year’s participants who passed the rigid auditions, and to those interested for a fee of P500. Among this year’s speakers who will conduct master classes are Jeremy Domingo for Voice for the theater on Sept 5, Joem Antonio for Compact Scriptwriting  on Sept 6, Ami Ramolete for Discovering the Art of Puppetry through Acting scheduled on Sept 12, Jac Vidgen for Optiman Breathing Techniques to empower performance and health-On and Off Stage on Sept 13. While Nicanor Campos and Christine Cojuangco will discuss Shakespeare Master Class by Sept 19, and Aruna Viswadoss will talk movement in drama on Sept 20.

Master classes are 10 12noon, wildcards are 2 to 4 in the afternoon and main shows are from 6 to 8 in the evening. Short + Sweet Manila 2015 is brought to you by SM Aura Premier, Business Mirror, Samsung Hall, Art Edge Events Exhibits Designs, SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc, Snack Time, Arvato Bertelsmann, Tech Mahindra, Raintree Restaurants, New India Assurance and Max’s  Group.

Below are the participating shorts plays,


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Florante at Laura, in the new age of theater.

Obra Ni Juan. Theater Review.

ANI 41: Lakbay Online Book Discussion This June 5