What is Sinag-tala?
Sinag-tala Filipino Theater and Performing Arts Association (SFTPAA) is a Sacramento-based charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing community members the opportunity to promote the works of Filipino musical, dance, literary and cultural artists through the study, interpretation and staging of theater and performing arts.
The Sinag-tala Filipino Theater and Performing Arts Association (SFTPAA), also known as the Parents and Supporters of the Sinag-tala (PSST), is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization that was formed in 1998 to support the organizers and participants of the Sinag-tala Theatrical Revue and the Sinag-tala Touring Ensemble.
Originating in 1990 as a talent show fundraising project of the Philippine National Day Association, the Sinag-tala Theatrical Revue has since become an annual production consisting of a large company of children, teens, and adults who undergo twelve weeks of training, rehearsals, and production work in order to bring to life the Filipino-American arts and culture onstage. Likewise, the Sinag-tala Touring Ensemble evolved into a reputable community institution, performing in many venues within and around the local community. Starting in 2004, the Sinag-tala Theatrical Revue, along with the Sinag-tala Touring Ensemble, is officially launched as the project of the SFTPAA. Working with a dedicated and diverse community of organizations and individuals, the SFTPAA will continue the tradition of striving for a flourishing Filipino artistic community.MISSION
To train community members in, and promote, the theater and performing arts through the study, interpretation, creation, and staging of Filipino literary, musical, dance and cultural forms.
Cultural, economic and other barriers limit the ability of most local mainstream arts programs to reach communities such as that of Filipino Americans.
The SFTPAA believes that with its training and performance programs it can create a thriving community of artists, leaders, and patrons working together to elevate and sustain the Filipino culture and arts, and their creators and interpreters, both within the local community and beyond.