Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan
Andrei Nikolai PamintuanFestival Director and Board Member
Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan is a director and producer. He has divided his time between Manila and the United States where he took on various production roles in non-profit theater, festivals, cultural organizations and other art related fields. Mr. Pamintuan is the Festival Director and co-founder of The Manila Fringe Festival, Inc. | Fringe Manila, a multi-genre international art festival that inaugurated in February of 2015. He is currently the Creative Director of the Pineapple Lab, an arts space and performance hub in Poblacion, Makati City. He completed a Directing and Producing Program at the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (NYFA-IAP) in Brooklyn, New York (2015). Andrei was a Philippine delegate to the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators in Austria in October 2016.

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.

Ina Abuan
Ina AbuanAssociate Director and Board Chair
A co-Founder of Manila Fringe Festival, Ina is a bilingual-poet who teaches Literature and Humanities at the University of Sto. Tomas. She was co-writer of Sa Wakas – A New Pinoy Rock Musical staged at PETA Theater in April 2013. She was a fellow of the 9th UST National Writers’ Workshop for poetry in English; the 48th Silliman National Writers’ Workshop for poetry, and in the 9th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop for in poetry in Filipino. She has published works in books and magazines. Her paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions and numerous group shows. She has a Graduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Sto. Tomas.
Brett D. McCallum
Brett D. McCallumConsultant and Board Member
A co-Founder of Manila Fringe Festival, Brett has over 14 years experience as an arts manager and producer, with a focus on arts and community festivals across Australia and the United Kingdom, and an interest in the role that festivals play in helping a community to celebrate itself and its culture. He brings with him experience from senior roles with Melbourne Festival, Darwin Festival, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Assembly Theatre (Edinburgh) and Soho Theatre (London).

Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz
Eric Villanueva Dela CruzAssociate Director & Board Member

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 Kooijman
Mark KooijmanBoard Member
Mark graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with an MSc in Finance. During his academic career, he was involved in various activities within the China Center for European Cooperation and he was also the visiting scholar (international finance) at the Fudan University in Shanghai. Mark is Filipino and based in Manila. He co-founded MicroSourcing in 2004, a successful Manila-based BPO company.

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 Ikink
Jelmer IkinkExecutive Producer & Board Member
Jelmer Ikink joined the Board of Manila Fringe Festival to help create an inclusive platform for Filipino artists to showcase their work to a diverse audience and inspire emerging or local artists to pursue their artistic passions. He believes one of the Fringe’s key strengths is the uncurated nature of the art it displays, as it provides for a multi-artform event and allows artists to freely express their work the way they intended it.

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.

Phillip Yerro Kimpo Jr.
Phillip Yerro Kimpo Jr.Board Member
Phillip is a multi-awarded writer and youth leader. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ABS-CBN’s Choose Philippines tourism advocacy portal. He is the president of LIRA, the oldest and celebrated group of poets in Filipino. He directs the Pambansang Edukasyong Pampanitikan (PEP; National Literary Education) outreach program that has served around 3,000 beneficiaries from more than 30 towns. He is a director of UMPIL (Writers Union of the Philippines). He has won national awards and fellowships for his poetry and prose in both English and Filipino. In 2012, he was named by the national government as the Most Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the National Capital Region, and was named to the National Parliament of Youth Leaders. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Nico Quejano
Nico QuejanoBoard Member
Nico earned his Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy in 2005 at the University of Santo Tomas. He then pursued his law studies at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law where he earned his law degree in 2010. He was admitted to the bar in 2011.