Post written by: Erin Walcon
I always look forward to visiting PTUK (Philippine Theatre UK) to watch rehearsals; the group is such a vibrant and welcoming one. This last Saturday, I made the trip to London to sit it on their management meeting and to celebrate Artistic Director Ramon's birthday. 'Direk', as he's known to the group, was kind enough to sit down for a brief video interview with Managing Director Maurice (known to the group as 'MD') before all the festivities and meetings kicked off.
Our interview covered quite a lot of ground, and I just wanted to share a short excerpt from it here. One of the key identifying factors about PTUK's work is that they are regular and ardent supporters of charity causes. At the moment, they are fundraising to raise support to help rebuilding efforts following on from Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in November 2013. We chatted about these fundraising efforts, and Ramon reflected upon PTUK's 12-year history and the ways in which charity support has been key throughout.
Here are Ramon and Maurice in their own words:
The interview was followed by a management meeting, a short read-through from Ramon's new play, some games & discussion, and good food. A very happy birthday to Ramon, and many thanks to the PTUK family for allowing me to come along to so many of their sessions.