Filipinos Set Up Theater Group in Singapore

A group of Filipinos in Singapore have formed their own theater group and are now reaping praises for their debut production, a local staging of the Filipino classic “The Romance of Magno Rubio."

Entablado Theatre Company (ETC) is a new performing arts group that hopes to represent the estimated 180,000 Filipinos living in Singapore. Singer Babes Conde, a former member of the band, New Minstrels, founded the group along with performer-choreographer Filomar Tariao, who now teaches at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, technical director Nadina Jose, and marketing director Celia Defato.

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