May 18, 2016

May 2016

Tanghalang Pilipino’s WALANG KUKURAP theatrical play will be presented for government workers under the outreach program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on May 18, May 30 and June 01, 2016.

Billed as “Art in the Workplace” (Sining sa Tanggapan), the project is aimed at encouraging public workers in local and national levels tosupport and promote Philippine art and culture and more importantly, advocate the vital role that art plays in national and communitydevelopment.

The one hour program will showcase the artistic excellence of the Filipino artists, along with the in-house talents (from the offices that will be visited) will be presented as a living proof that art exists and flourishes in various workplaces and contributes to the enhancement ofthe work environment. The performance will be complemented with a forum-interaction between the artists and the audience to discuss the insights about the performance and its social relevance.

Walang Kukurap is an original play that combines traditional theater with live interviews and unscripted performances to blur the linebetween reality and fiction, as it attempts to shed light on the politics and practices that define public governance in the Philippines today.  It is a suspense-thriller that offers a penetrating analysis of corruption and graft.  Its text takes off from the findings of artist-researchers aswell as first-hand testimony from government whistle-blowers and anonymous syndicate insiders, ultimately leading to questions about thecoopting and destruction of national character.

From 2012 – 2015, “Art in the Workplace” has been mounted at the Department of Budget and Management, Armed Forces of thePhilippines, Commission on Audit, Department of Finance, Department of Science and Technology, Metro Manila Development Authority, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Bureau of Customs, National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Career Executive Service Board, reaching an estimate audience of over 3,000 government workers and leaders.

For 2016, TP’s Walang Kukurap will be presented in support of the government’s campaign against graft and corruption on May 18 (11:00am) for the National Parks & Development Committee, May 30 (3:00pm) for the Philippine Coast Guard and June 01 (3:00pm) for the main branch of the Landbank of the Philippines.

For more information, contact the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at tel. no. 832-1125 locals 1708-170