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Ness Roque (b. 1991, Angeles City, Philippines), is a theater and film actor, performance dramaturg, and educator. 


Ness was a core member of Manila-based contemporary performance company Sipat Lawin Ensemble from 2009-2018 (Major works with the group include The Gobyerno Project, Karnabal Festival, and Battalia Royale).

She was also a learning experience designer at Habi Education Lab, an education startup dedicated to making well-designed learning experiences in the Philippines (2017-2019).


She is part of Prodjx Artist Community, an interdisciplinary collective integrating participatory art and research practices, community engagement, and education into various projects in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific Region. 


Leading performances for film include Raya Martin's How to Disappear Completely (Museum of Modern Art - MoMA 2017, Locarno 2013) and Now Showing (Cannes Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2008).

See full portfolio/CV here.



2020 - Present / Tokyo University of the Arts

2007 - 2011 / Ateneo de Manila University

2003 - 2007 / Philippine High School for the Arts 

Grants & Awards 

2021 / Muto Mai Research Grant

2019 - Present / MEXT Scholarship

2018 / LMDA Honourable Mention (Award for Outstanding Dramaturgy)

Exhibitions & Festivals

2020 - Asian Performing Arts Farm - Lab

2019 - Bangkok Intl Performing Arts Meeting

2017 - Karnabal Festival


2021 - FREE-Lances Volume 1

2017 - ART ARCHIVE Vol 1 (Japan Foundation Manila)

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