Triumphant People's Evangelistic Theater Society
Triumphant People's Evangelistic Theater Society, Inc. (TRUMPETS) is the first professional gospel theater group in Asia and also one of the leading theater groups in the Philippines known for its multimedia workshops for children, teens, and adults. It offers training programs from basic principles of acting to major theater productions. Over the years, more than a thousand enrollees have joined its yearly Summer Playshop and eventually made their names in different fields of entertainment.
As an organization, Trumpets is entitled not only to provide entertainment but also to help change lives and imbibe moral values.
Trumpets was initially conceived as a gospel theater group that merely ventures on religious productions. In 1993, the organization created the Trumpets Playshop which offered several acting courses. It primarily aims to hone skills, develop new talents, and expose its students to various aspects of theater through a pro-active teaching method.
From gospel fares, Trumpets went into popular and high-energy productions which gained a number of recognitions from the pillars of the Philippine theater industry.
The Summer Playshop is a core project of Trumpets Playshop that offers various multimedia courses such as acting, performance, voice, dance, movement, art, singing, technical theatre, theatre design, photography, and newscasting. By the end of each courses, the participants are expected to develop their skills in their own fields.
- Basic Acting
- Children’s Theatre
- Musical Theatre
- Advanced Acting
- Street Dancing
- Sing and Dance
- Individual Voice instruction
- Group Voice Class
- Singing for Performance
- Multi Media
- Stage Management
- TV Newscasting
- Tech Shop
- Photography for Kids
- Creative Speaking/Hosting
- Stand-up Comedy
- Praise and Workshop
The staff of Trumpets Playshop is composed of some of the most notable Filipino thespians, writers, directors, musicians, dancers, journalists, and models. Among them are Audie Gemora, Menchu Lauchenco-Yulo, Enchang Kaimo, Carlo Orosa, Sweet Plantado, Chari Arespacochaga, Jaime del Mundo, Freddie Santos, Lito Villareal, Kata Inocencio, Luna Griño- Inocian, James Laforteza, Liesl Laforteza, the Maneouvres, Tweetie de Leon, Apples Aberin Sadhwani, and Gerry Fernandez.
- Jonard Yanzon - Musical Theater graduate; Grand Prize of the Metro Pop Young Singing Star Award 1998
- Chad Diaz - Stage Management Class; Walt Disney Australia project coordinator
- Analyn Bantug – Ms. Saigon
- Paolo Valenciano
- Trumpets Inc. at Multiply.com
- Trumpets Playshop Website
- Growing Up with Playshop at Oliver Oliveros Blog
- Oliveros, Oliver. TrumpetsPlayshop celebrates 15 years of honing talents. PEP Website. (Accessed March 26, 2008)