Mr. Gupa is a theater director and an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos. In 2010, Mr. Gupa received a one-year scholarship from the Indonesian government to study theater at the Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI) in Bandung, where he was researching traditional Asian theater techniques and their application in contemporary western performance. Examining the effects of history, politics, and ideology on Asian-American directors’ methods of creating, Mr. Gupa has revealed the growing “hybridity” of influence within the world of theater.
Grants Awarded2011 | Theater | United States
to undertake a creative residency with the Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York City and to observe contemporary theater activities in the United States