(In photo L-R) Jonathan Tinga, Vice President for Curriculum Review, MINT College, Emy M. Abaya, Chairwoman, MINT College Hendrik Kiamzon, Executive Vice President, MINT College, Mindy Perez – Rubio, President & CEO, Repertory Philippines, Atty. Joel Rufino A. Nuñez, Vice President, Repertory Philippines, and Jeremy Domingo, Faculty, MINT College and REP Actor/Director.  

REP launches The Bridge Project skills exchange initiative with MINT College partnership
The collaboration provides free masterclasses to help uplift Filipino theatrical talent

Leading theater company Repertory Philippines (REP) has teamed up with the Meridian International College (MINT) – A Business, Arts and Technology School to bolster a new generation of Filipino theater practitioners, strengthen the local theater industry, and broaden educational opportunities with a global perspective.

REP and MINT College made their partnership official through a ceremonial signing on January 8 at the Makati Garden Club. The noteworthy occasion marks the roll-out of The Bridge Project, the skills exchange program to be conducted by REP’s 2024 season opener Betrayal’s esteemed lineup of theater professionals.

Betrayal is the renowned play by British theater icon Harold Pinter which premieres in March 2024. REP’s Betrayal director, Victor Lirio, the Manila-born, New York and London-based actor and theater director, leads The Bridge Project together with London’s West End-based Filipino actors James Bradwell, James Cooney, and Vanessa White, and New York-based Filipino creatives, set designer Miguel Urbino and sound designer Fabian Obispo.

The Bridge Project provides Filipino theater artists and aspirants free masterclasses, lectures, and readings that will enhance their theater skills like voice and scene work, set and sound design, and even Shakespeare rhetoric. With the MINT Campus as the official venue, the program is designed to deliver collaborative learning.

Founded in 2010, MINT College places a premium on the arts by offering a variety of specialized art-related degrees such as Music Business Management, Multimedia Arts, Film and Video, Performing Arts, and Fashion Management and Design.

“We are delighted to join forces with MINT College on The Bridge Project,” says REP President and CEO Mindy Perez-Rubio. “This partnership reflects our commitment to nurturing young talent and providing them with the tools they need to succeed in the performing arts industry.”

“At MINT College, we believe in empowering deserving artists to pursue their passion while developing the essential skills for a successful career in performing arts,” shares Hendrik Kiamzon, Executive Vice-President of MINT College. The Bridge Project will offer them a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn from theatrical experts.”

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Liesl Batucan

The Board of Trustees of Repertory Philippines Foundation, Inc. regretfully announces the resignation of Liesl Batucan del Rosario as Artistic Director for REP.

The Board of Trustees of Repertory Philippines Foundation, Inc. regretfully announces the resignation of Liesl Batucan del Rosario as Artistic Director for REP.

Liesl re-joined REP in 2018 and has been REP’s artistic director these last four years. She and REP have together accomplished milestones and artistic experiences, most especially through its darkest days during the pandemic.

The Board expresses its appreciation for her support and encouragement throughout her tenure. Her creativity and collaborative spirit has made REP’s experience under her directorship most rewarding.

We thank Liesl for her guidance, trust and involvement with REP.

We wish her nothing but continued success and prosperity in whatever endeavor she embarks upon.

Miguel Faustmann

Repertory Philippines profoundly grieves the passing of Miguel Faustmann, beloved and highly esteemed REP actor, director, and set designer. Miguel passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday May 15, 2022. He was 67 years old.

Repertory Philippines profoundly grieves the passing of Miguel Faustmann, beloved and highly esteemed REP actor, director, and set designer. Miguel passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday May 15, 2022. He was 67 years old.

A veritable titan of the REP stage, Miguel effortlessly traversed theater, film, television, and radio, with his trademark stamp of outstanding excellence and impeccable artistic virtuosity and generosity. What an immense incalculable contribution his tremendous body of theatrical work is to the theater industry, and to Repertory Philippines.