In line with its vision of developing well-trained Filipino actors, Tanghalang Pilipino maintains a regular training program for actors through its Actors Company. The Actors Company is directed towards developing the theater practice from a dilettante’s passatiempo or hobby to a profession, whereby an actor is recognized and given credit for his duties and responsibilities as an artist-in-residence. The only one of its kind in the country. The Actors Company is a pool of professional theater actors who go through intensive training in acting, movement, dance, voice, script analysis, improvisation, directing, and other related courses. Members of this prestigious and privileged group are among the most respected artists in Philippine theater, television, and film. Some of the actors who trained under this program are Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Nonie Buencamino, Irma Adlawan, Allan Paule, John Arcilla, Garry Lim, Angeli Bayani and Tanghalang Pilipino’s current Artistic Director, Fernando Josef