Artists dream and
imagine. They intuit a sense of beauty, of goodness and of the ideal.
And so when the world around them falls short of this vision, artists
bear witness to a yearning. They confess, they plead, they intercede.
This is at the root of advocacy.
YATTA is about PAGASA, the kind of hope that emerges from young people
moving from being the “object” of history, to being the
“subject” of history, who acts and engages in shaping
what is to be.
is also an acronym.
PA for Pananaw/Paninindigan (viewpoint/conviction),
a theater that encourages the youth to ask, to probe, to explore viewpoints,
and when necessary, to form conviction.
GA is for Galing/Gawa (skill/action), a theater
that believes in developing the creative potential of the youth, wherever
their origins may be from, the only prerequisite being their willingness
and commitment to learn and use their skills for positive action.
SA is for Sarili/Samahan (self/relationship),
a theater that recognizes the value of individual initiative and character
while seeking ways to develop a nurturing community with a deep sense
of respect for one another.