Overseas productions highlight the 36th Season of the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG), the country’s premiere regional theatre and most-travelled repertory company.

IPAG, resident company of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, celebrates Philippine Independence with its road show “Tales From Mindanao” among the international diplomats and the Filipino community of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). The Vietnam shows will be performed at the Ho Chi Minh Sheraton and Opera House on June 16 (12:00 nn) and June 18 (8:00 p.m.), respectively.

IPAG returns to HCMC to represent the Philippines anew in the Asia Pacific Bureau (APB) Drama Schools Theatre Festival of the UNESCO-International Theatre Institute (UNESCO-ITI) on Sept. 5 to 10.

At the APB, IPAG firms up its full-fledged membership from its guest school status joining some of the best universities in the Asia-Pacific region. IPAG represented the Philippines in last year’s event at the well-endowed Taipei National University of the Arts drawing much acclamation for its debut performance of “SugaTula.”

Like in last year’s outing, IPAG through its Artistic Director Steven Patrick C. Fernandez will again read a paper and conduct workshops on its pedagogy.

These performances abroad among others still to be confirmed announce the theme of IPAG’s 36th Season, “Epics and Icons: One Image, One, Vision, One Nation,” which summarizes the theatre experience its vast audiences will be treated to from June, the opening of classes, to the end of the school year in March 2014.

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