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The UP Diliman Speech Communication and Theatre Arts fulfills its mandate on research, extension, and collaboration by hosting international conferences and academic gatherings with the intention of engaging dialogue on the past, present, and future of speech communication, theatre, and performance studies.


Academic Publications of Faculty Members

Theses and Dissertations of Students


International Federation for Theatre Research
IFTR Asian Theatre Work Group 2018


Along with UP Diliman Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA), DSCTA hosted the IFTR Asian Theatre Working Group Regional Conference in February 2018. 

The conference attempted to answer the following questions:  What do we mean when we talk about bodies in Asian theatres and performances? What do we mean when we talk about Asian bodies in different performances outside the region? How does theatre affect the way we think about the bodies of Asians?



International Conference 2019

In honor of Professors Emeriti Leticia H. Tison and Antonio O. Mabesa and in celebration of the 60th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, DSCTA gathered academics, students and scholars to map the development of the disciplines of speech communication and theatre arts in the country.

Simultaneously, the conference was an endeavor to reflect how far the local contexts have engaged in meaningful conversations with the international academic communities. Finally, the academic gathering was intended to interrogate and problematize the future of the disciplines in the Philippines.


Conversations of cross-cultural artistic exchanges 2019

A collaboration among the Japan Foundation, UP College of Arts and Letters Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, and Asian Center, Rhetoric of Creative Partnership aimed to provide a venue for a dialogue on creative and artistic collaboration in the performing arts. It was intended to be a space for art practitioners to discuss their works and creative processes, as well as to share and generate knowledge in the performing arts.

An emphasis was placed on cross cultural exchanges and creative partnerships to shift the conversation to collaborative artistry, rather than individual processes. The academic gathering also enabled the assessment of current practices in collaboration and the identification of possibilities in future undertakings.

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