MSU-GSC KE holds Theater for Peace Tour, showcases “Dula Ta”
by Alma Celesthia Aguja, MBM
|MSU Kabpapagariya Ensemble casts of Dula Ta headed by Alma Celesthia D. Aguja, Cultural Manager and Romeo Narvaez, Artistic Director, had an audience with Dipolog City Mayor Hon. Darel Dexter T. Uy at the city hall.
The MSU-GSC K a b p a p a g a r i y a Ensemble (KE) of the Cultural Affairs Office conducted a Theater for Peace Tour with its performance series of “Dula Ta” in three different venues from February 24 and 27, to March 12 and March 14, 2019. KE performances in February 24 and 27, 2019 was held in the Audiovisual Room of MSU-GSC Graduate School in celebration of the Arts Month. Two (2) performances of “Dula Ta” were showcased for each day of the two-day schedule. The audience were selected students from colleges with Peace Education subjects of MSU Gensan, from Magsaysay Memorial Colleges and some DepEd teachers. The event was led by KE’s Dula Ta was also among the featured performances in the 2nd TAMPOK Mindanao Theater Convergence on March 11-13, 2019 at La Salle University, Ozamiz City, sponsored by the NCAA–National Committee on Dramatic Arts. There were other performing groups in this event coming from colleges and universities in Mindanao. Another performance of the play was in DMC College Foundation, Dipolog City, on March 14, 2019. Prof. Romeo Narvaez, artistic director, and Alma Celesthia D. Aguja, production manager, spearheaded the performance series.
Mindanao State University as an institution, advocates peace in Mindanao. The play “Dula Ta” is inspired by this advocacy conveying a message of understanding peace among the people of Mindanao. The play “Dula Ta” (Let’s Play) of MSU Kabpapagariya Ensemble is an Aliw Awardee for Best Non-Musical Production. It has been staged in various places in the country since 2009 and has been performed in Cyrus and Israel in 2010. Written and directed by Prof. Romeo F. Narvaez, the play is designed to have an element of discussion between the audience, actors and directors after its performance.