The Story Of PETA



After more than 10 laborious years of research, compiling, writing and editing, the book on the story of PETA is finally available to the public.

Entitled A Continuing Narrative on Philippine Theater: The Story of PETA, the 740 plus page book will be sold at a limited introductory price of PhP1,000.00 each.  You may now make your reservations but due to the limited number of printed copies, we need to receive your orders by May 30, 2008.  You need to claim and pay for the book/s by June 4, 2008.  After that, the book will be sold at the regular price of PhP 1,499.00


About the book:

The Story of PETA may be considered a collective biography that provides a comprehensive yet intimate account of its lifework, from 1967 to 2007.  It highlights the company’s unique approach and contribution to Philippine theater aesthetics, performance and pedagogy, and to popular education.

PETA began by asserting the then radical view of creating and performing plays in Filipino.  A solid record of some 400 plays written, translated, adapted, published and performed, shaped the company’s and indeed the country’s theater history, enriching it through theater forms and techniques that express local, national and universal themes.

PETA’s pedagogy and aesthetics for people’s theater, a unique and powerful curriculum for training in theater and the arts has inspired artist-teachers to share their skills, talents and experiences with others, directed toward individual human development and societal transformation.

This book presents a chronicle of the collective journey of men and women who have inscribed a powerful presence in Philippine theater history.  Woven together, their stories provide strings of hope and inspiration, a remarkable tapestry of dreams dedicated to Philippine theater, society, and nation.

As PETA enters its fifth decade of existence, it continues to nurture young artists who will metamorphose into artists-teachers-leaders and carry on the torch of art to inspire many to become cultural creatives.


To pre-order,  you may contact us at:

PETA Marketing & Public Relations Office

4/F The PETA Theater Center

5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City

Telefax No. (02) 410.0821