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, Tourism Management Perspectives, Asian Theatre Journal, TDR: The Drama Review, JATI: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Kritika Kultura, Social Science Diliman, Philippine Humanities Review, Modern Drama, Contemporary Theatre Review, Comunicazioni Sociali and Humanities Diliman. He is the author of Buhol-Buhol/Entanglement: Contemporary Theatre in Metropolitan Manila (Peter Lang, 2017), Entablado: Theatres and Performances in the Philippines (University of the Philippines Press, 2015), the National Book Award Finalist for Best Book on Art Performing Catholicism: Faith and Theatre in a Philippine Province (also from the University of the Philippines Press, 2016), and the National Book Award Winner (Best Book on Art) Cosmopolitanism, Theatre, and the Philippines: Performing Community in a World of Strangers (University of the Philippines Press, 2018).

Tiatco is an associate editor for Humanities Diliman, Contemporary Theatre Review and Theatre Research International. A professor (Professor 6) of theatre and performance studies from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts and conferred upon him the title University Artist (UP Artist II) under the UP Artist Productivity System Award (2014–present), Tiatco was Director of the UP Diliman Information Office from 1 April 2014 to 31 July 2021. He is currently the Chairperson of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts.