Originally from Manila, Philippines, Bob is an actor-creator, director and teaching artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. He teaches a variety of courses in Physical Theatre and Devising & Collaborative Creation at the Accademia dell’Arte. In the US, recent projects include Wonderland, a new devised play inspired by Lewis Carrol’s books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and directing Gold, a world premier musical adapted from the King Midas story, both for Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Bob also teaches Mask, Pantomime and Clown for the School of Acting at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Bob serves as the Accademia dell’Arte’s Director of Communications and Recruiting. This position takes him to universities and colleges around the US to introduce theatre and dance students (and faculty) to the Accademia’s programs through workshops and presentations.
Previously based in New York, Bob was the Associate Artistic Director of Off-Broadway theatre company, Ripple Effect Artists, and a professional hospital clown for Lev Leytzan, for which he also served as Director of Training for their Youth Clown Program.
Bob is an alum of the MFA in Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte and holds undergraduate degrees in Theatre and Biology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.
Bob loves laying on the beach, exploring new places, an occasional donut, discovering a great cup of affordable coffee and he’s undefeated in thumb wrestling. He and his partner Natalia have two Netherland Dwarf Rabbits, T-Rex and Luna, that remind him daily to be curious … and to eat lots of hay.