Introduction

 

Sir Anril Pineda TIATCO <sptiatco@up.edu.ph> earned his PhD in Theatre Studies from the National University of Singapore. He was a visiting scholar at the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures, the University of Manchester (2012 - 2013). His essays have appeared in Journal of Homosexuality, Asian Theatre Journal, TDR: The Drama Review, JATI: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Kritika Kultura, Social Science Diliman, Philippine Humanities Review, Modern Drama, and Humanities Diliman. He is the author of Buhol-Buhol/Entanglement: Contemporary Theatre in Metropolitan Manila (Peter Lang, 2017), Cosmopolitanism, Theatre and the Philippines: Performing Community in a World of Strangers (University of the Philippines Press, 2018), Entablado: Theatres and Performances in the Philippines (University of the Philippines Press, 2015) and the National Book Award Finalist for Best Book in the Arts Performing Catholicism: Faith and Theatre in a Philippine Province (also from the University of the Philippines Press, 2016). An associate professor of theatre and performance studies from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts and conferred the title Artist II under the UP Artist Productivity System Award (2014–2016), Tiatco is currently the Director of the UP Diliman Information Office.