In 1967 five actors, Zeneida “Bibot” Amador, Carmen “Baby” Barredo, Leo Martinez, and Tony and Monica Mercado, fueled with passion and talent, set up Repertory Philippines Foundation. The vision for the company was to create and develop an interest in culture and the arts in the country; build a theater industry that would enable talented Filipinos—actors, directors, producers, designers, technicians— to work at what they loved; and to make theater-going a social habit in the Philippines.
In line with this vision, Repertory Philippines Foundation, Inc., a professional theater company, has for 51 years consistently produced plays and musicals of universal interest in English and has set standards of artistry for both production and performance in the Philippines. From its modest beginnings, it has become the most well-known and respected theater company in the Philippines.
The combination of training and exposure to world class plays, has made Rep a breeding ground for artists who have become multi-talented and disciplined seasoned performers such as Lea Salonga, Junix Inocian, Monique Wilson and a host of others who have earned reputations of excellence both here and abroad. This passion to train Filipino talent continues and Rep is committed to maintaining this standard of excellence.
There is something for everyone at REP—comedies, musicals, dramas, classics, and always something for young audiences. Let great theater make a difference in your life. Make REP theater YOUR social habit.