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Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (DUP)



Established in 1976 by National Artist for Theatre Tony Mabesa, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (Dulaang UP) is the production arm of UP's Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Program. Our theater isn't just a venue; it's a vibrant gathering place where diverse artists, enthusiasts, and audiences converge. 




We are the center for innovation and excellence in Philippine theatre — a premier destination for staging world classics and award-winning contemporary productions. Dulaang UP has established a reputation as an excellent training ground for young talent, and a venue for new and published works.



We celebrate women in our 46th Season launched last November 2023 through a double-feature production of female narratives performed in monologues and masterclasses given by trailblazers in the practice of Philippine theatre. Sidhi’t Silakbo launches DUP’s 46th Season by using performance as a response to issues of women representation. The season honors the ‘female phase’ of theater, with a greater commitment to repositioning Dulaang UP as a safe and open creative space through greater collaboration.






Dulaang UP is set to restage the highly-acclaimed Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba this April 19 to May 05 2024 in UP Diliman. Considered one of the Best Filipino Theatre of 2023, this reimagining of Dean Francis Alfar’s beloved children’s book by Maynard Manansala and Rody Vera showcases the power of storytelling to reclaim and celebrate one's independence. Directed by José Estrella, Issa Manalo Lopez and Mark Daniel Dalacat to fierce music and wit, the story of Rosang Taba is a story of how limitations can be overcomed  when one has the will to fight for their liberty. How does an ordinary Katao beat a menacing commandant in a race? A play for all ages, Rosang Taba is envisioned to be the race that every Filipino can run.



Dulaang UP Artistic Director Issa Manalo Lopez and Virgin Labfest Festival Director Tess Jamias direct this production which weaves together a contemporary reimagining of the classics Medea, Antigone, Trojan Women, and The Suppliants. Sidhi’t Silakbo opens the season in a celebration of the authenticity and validity of varying female realities. Featuring five powerful actors: Shamaine Buencamino, Uzziel Delamide, Chic San Agustin, Wenah Nagales, and Adrienne Vergara, it is an awakening, a breaking of the cycle, breaking stereotypes, of women liberating themselves through a series of performances of freedom, fury, wit, rage, love and ruin.



As an alumna of the pioneering batch of the Certificate in Theatre Arts program at the University of the Philippines, internationally acclaimed actress Dolly de Leon launches DUP Studio with Auditioning for a Role and Landing It. DUP Studio aims to gather workshop facilitators from homegrown and international contemporary performance makers across the creative industries, both onstage and offstage, on-camera and behind-the-scenes. The studio aims to create a space for deep and genuine connections, to contextualize and respond to the current issues and trends in theatre, performance studies, and the creative industries. DUP Studio aspires to become a mainstay in Philippine theatre education, especially catering to aspiring artists and artists-at-heart.

Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas

Palma Hall Pavillion 3, Roxas Ave, University of the Philippines Diliman

89818500 loc 2449


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