Andrei has collaborated and programmed performances/exhibits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA Manila), the Ayala Museum, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, and the Tandang Sora National Shrine Museum for the Quezon City Cultural Arts Council.
Previous non-profit theater work include: The Manila Fringe Festival (Fringe Manila) where he is the current Festival Director, Company Events Associate at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ (2011/2012 Season), Artistic and Administrative Assistant at ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ (2012 Summer Season), and Venue Director at the New York International Fringe Festival (2012, 2013). He has also work in productions at the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) and the United Solo Festival, in addition to being a participant in Australia for the Adelaide Fringe Festival’s Honeypot Program in 2013 and 2016.
Eric is the founder and one of the Creative Navigators for TAXI Theater. He is a freelance creative consultant, and theater practitioner – actor, director, writer and educator. He received his training from Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), Tanghalang Pilipino, New Voice Company, and GMA Artist Center.
At present, he is a part-time professional faculty under the Theater Arts Program of the School of Design and Arts (SDA) in Benilde. He designs and facilitates workshops in acting and theatermaking as well as various leadership and communications training for companies and organizations. He is currently taking his Master’s Degree in Theater Arts in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He is a senior artist-teacher of PETA. He also works as host, writer, and director for events.
In the past, he also wrote a weekly column titled, Back to Basics, in the lifestyle section of the Manila Bulletin and was a creative consultant and contributor for IMAGINE Magazine published by Sesame Seed Creatives.
Mark’s idea of putting up Pineapple Lab stems from his support of Filipino artists and art-making. He wanted to create a multifaceted art space dedicated to incubating work and providing a home for artists and empowering them to push the boundaries of artistic expression.
He is also Co-Founder and CEO of Philippines Urban Living Solutions (“PULS” ). PULS establishes affordable rental-housing communities for young professionals working in the central business districts of Manila.
Prior to PULS, Mark was CIO and Managing Partner of Development Principles Group (“DPG”), which was a successful private equity firm in China with 4 offices and US$ 250 million in assets under management. Earlier, Mark was Investment Officer covering Asia at FMO, the Dutch development bank, where he completed a series of investments and loans in Asia. Prior to this, he was Vice President at Deutsche Bank (London) where he was responsible for fixed income products in Central & Eastern Europe; and before that he was with ABN AMRO Bank (London), responsible for emerging markets structured products in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Jelmer is currently Group Director of Philippines Urban Living Solutions (“PULS” ). PULS establishes affordable rental housing communities for young professionals working in the central business districts of Manila. Prior to PULS, he worked as an investment banker for Lehman Brothers, a consultant for McKinsey & Company, an investment manager in China for private equity fund Development Principles Group, and a negotiation instructor at Harvard Law School.
Jelmer graduated with a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the United States and has a BSc in International Business from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Although not blessed with artistic talent, he has stubbornly attempted to play the guitar since the age of five, and played in a rock band in the Netherlands.