Denise Mordeno Aguilar

COUNTRY Philippines


Denise is a cultural worker and arts educator from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She is the Artistic Director of Pasundayag Community Arts, Secretary on the National Committee on Dramatic Arts (2020-2022) and the Mindanao Designated Coordinator of Women Playwrights International.

Denise's recent roles and projects include: facilitator for numerous workshops under Hanas: Scholarship Program in Culture and the Arts; facilitator for cultural mapping workshops in towns across the Philippines; faculty for Theatre Arts / SANAY GURO (National Commission for Culture and the Arts & La Salle University Bacolod); consultant for Theatre / GIZ Philippines project on strengthening capacities on conflict-induced forced displacement in Mindanao; performer at Gyeryongsan Mountain International Dance Festival 2019; resource speaker/ director / choreographer, VELADA: Mobile Theatre Workshop (Bicol University); workshop facilitator / mentor and artist-in-residence at Hiyas Alim community-based theatre group; and creative collaborator and performer, KO-LAB Mindanao (La Salle University Ozamiz).


Read Part I of her Q&A 

Read Part II of her Q&A 


Recent works: 
1. Speaker, "Me in the Now" whether ART is dead (2021, Mindanao Equity for Creativity and the Arts (MECA), Inc.; Online) 
2. Performer, TAHANAN (2021, Japan Foundation Manila Center for Japanese Culture, Tanghalang Ateneo, Kasing Sining and Teatro Guindegan; Online) 
3. Director, Peglau (2021, Pasuyandayag Community Theatre / Kuris Theatre Festival 2021; Facebook)
4. Facilitator, online theatre workshops for teenagers (Dec 2020 – Jan 2021)


Last updated: 19 January 2022