Profile

I completed my degree at Monash University’s Theatre, Performance, and Music Program and received the department’s best thesis for my ethnographic research on flow and performances in the Sinulog Festival of Cebu, the Philippines. I have taught and undertaken research in the humanities, theatre, and cultural studies in the Philippines and Australia. Currently, I am involved in various projects here in Australia. These include development of inter-/transcultural community theatre within Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Refugee Communities in Australia and research and teaching in the Australia-Asia community theatre and practice. I am also a founding board member and secretary of Australia Asia Performance Community inc., a not-for-profit organisation that is engaged with different notions of community theatres, performances & cultures in the Australia, Asia & Pacific region. I am also a member of a newly-organised collective, Advance League of Peoples’ Artists that will use art and progressive culture in community development. I also write Filipino prose, poetry, and play.

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