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).
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