MANILA -- The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) has launched online classes to help families experience theater as the coronavirus-induced quarantine continues.
In a statement, PETA said it recently introduced its Let's Get Creative Plus online workshop, with the Children's Theater Online pilot class opening on May 18.
The five-day online course, which is open to participants aged 8 to 10, involves creative movement, music exploration, visual arts, and improvisation. Those who are interested to enroll may sign up here.
Aside from Let's Get Creative Plus, PETA is holding the free iteration of the Let's Get Creative series on Facebook Live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The hour-long creative sessions feature topics such as makeup application, music composition, improvisation, visual arts, crafts, and storytelling, among others, taught by PETA's artist-teachers.
On top of these, PETA also has Talk Tuesdays, a webinar series on the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other related topics.
There is also Streaming and Storytelling Sundays, which features past productions. This coming Mother's Day PETA is livestreaming Liza Magtoto's "Rated: PG," a play on positive discipline, on Facebook.
"Through these online efforts and more, PETA aims to uplift human connections during a time of isolation by bringing the theater's spirit of joy and community – from live to the virtual world – until the curtains rise for the Filipino people again," PETA's statement read.