Meet our Tempest Community Partners: The Philippine Cultural Center School of Creative and Performing Arts

August 30, August 31, and September 1, more than 100 Hampton Roads artists from all walks of life will assemble on the Wells Stage via Public Works Virginia’s initiative to present Shakespeare’s The Tempest adapted by Patrick Mullins with music by Jake Hull.

This fully-realized production will be an inclusive, audacious work of theatre presented by Virginia Stage Company, the region’s leading professional theatre company, in collaboration with local artists. Check out our interview with one of our community partners for The Tempest, The Philippine Cultural Center School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA)—and get your FREE tickets to The Tempest here.

Explain your organization for someone who has never heard of it before.

The Philippine Cultural Center’s School of Creative and Performing Arts is a program of the Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater (CUFOT).  Our mission is to promote the Philippine culture to the Filipino-American youth in Hampton Roads through educational activities, including language lessons, songs, dance, folklore, legends, theater, and heritage workshops.

SCAPA rehearsing for The Tempest

SCAPA rehearsing for The Tempest

 How did you begin to collaborate with Public Works VA?

We were able to collaborate with Public Works VA because of our reputation and visibility in the community also through Philip Odango, who is part of the VSC.

What is the impact your organization wants to have on the Hampton Roads Community?

We aim to educate Filipino-American youth on their Filipino heritage and give them opportunities to share their talents within our diverse community at large.

SCAPA at The Philippine Cultural Center works to promote and preserve Philippine culture. How can people get involved/support your organization? 

SCAPA operates by the hard work and dedication of a team of volunteers.  We appreciate and willutilize the talents of Individuals who would like to volunteer for a wide variety of roles.  Also, please support the annual SCAPA showcase where students display what they’ve learned through vocal performances, instrumentation, and dance.  This year’s SCAPA showcase will be held on Sunday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Philippine Cultural Center in Virginia Beach.

SCAPA rehearsing The Tempest

SCAPA rehearsing The Tempest

Describe The Tempest in five words or less. 

Magical and innovative!

Learn more about The Tempest, and get your FREE tickets, here.