THE TEAM

Chesie Cariño

Co-Founder, Chief Artistic Director

Chesie Galvez – Cariño is a teaching artist with an MA in Performance Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, specializing in Communication Arts from UA&P. She currently teaches Theatre Arts in UA&P and Drama with Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Philippines. She conceptualizes and facilitates workshops on Physical and Mask Theatre and Ensemble work through her creative company The Wooden O Enterprises.

Cheese Mendez

Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Director

A thespian through and through, Cheese is a proud Integrated Marketing Communications graduate from the University of Asia & The Pacific. He has developed marketing strategies and brand alliances for several international productions such as THE LION KING, MAMMA MIA!, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, WEST SIDE STORY, LES MISERABLES, WICKED, and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.

Diandra Concepcion

Production Manager

Diandra’s foray into theater was in 2011 when she served as the president of Ateneo de Cebu’s Theater Arts Guild. In the University of Asia and the Pacific where she studied college, she was a member of two theatre organizations: ViARE and Dulaang Rock Opera Company. Out of her countless school productions, her most memorable one was the Codename: Xander, Ang Musical na Pangkalawakan where she played the lead role Annie. She has since worked with different theatre production companies such as Duende Theatre, and Theatre Titas. In early 2017, she played Yumi in Juan Ekis’ Palanca Award winning play called Twenty Questions. She had also produced a one-act play called Crossing in July of 2017.

Joanna Foz Castro

Production Manager

Foz is a licensed teacher and has been teaching children, adults, and child-like adults for the past 15 years. Dance is her first love, having been classically trained in ballet since the age of 6. A former company member of the Philippine Ballet Theatre, Foz has gone on to pursue and experiment with dancing and teaching other dance styles as well as engaging in movement direction and choreography. A multitasker at heart, Foz is also a project coordinator and manager, writer, editor, host, and stage manager. She considers choreographing for Theatre Titas’ Macbeth in 2019 as one of her most inspired work.