The Tempest Reimagined, the collaboration project between the Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA) and the British Council together with Japan Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, received eight citations for the fourth quarter theatre nominations for Gawad Buhay’s annual theatre awards.
The Tempest Reimagined is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, set on a Philippine island hit by the super typhoon Haiyan and incorporates the stories of the storm’s survivors. The Tempest Reimagined had 32 shows, staged between 11 Novemeber to 4 December at PETA. It was also a part of the global celebration Shakespeare Lives, commemorating the life and timeless works of William Shakespeare.
All the citations for the four quarters will be narrowed down to finalists of the year, following a selection process by a jury consisting of critics, scholars and artists. The Gawad Buhay awards is handled by Philstage, ‘an organization of performing arts companies’ with the mission of promoting, protecting and uniting the profession performing arts industry in the Philippines.
The citations for The Tempest Reimagined are as follows:
Outstanding costume design – Marsha Roddy
Outstanding lighting design – Tsuguo Izumi
Outstanding sound design – Teresa Barrozo
Outstanding set design – Marsha Roddy
Male featured performance in a Play (separate citations)
a. Bodjie Pascua
b. Norbs Portales
c. John Moran
Outstanding ensemble performance for a play
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