Associate Artistic Director, Theater Director

Last Updated: 25th December 2018 (over 3 years ago)



Phone Number


Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level

English, Filipino


Rhon Kenneth Mercado, works predominantly in the medium of theater and film.

A director, actor, playwright, story-teller, educator and facilitator.

He is behind different arts, community engagements and cultural performances in Lipa city for seven years.

Most of his works are related to Lipa Actors Company (the sole theater organization in Lipa, Batangas) and some are community involvement and collaborations with other theater practitioners and performance-makers around Manila and Batangas.

He is a recipient of the 2018 CCP VIRGIN LAB FEST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM for play writing.

In 2017, He was one of the chosen artists in the Philippines who underwent an artist residency in Manila-Cordillera exploring socially engaged performance with Sipat Lawin in Karnabal Festival.

One of the delegates of CINEMA REHIYON 2016 for his short film TINA (dye).

Accepted as one of the scholars in Tanghalang Pilipino for rehearsal performance techniques in Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2016.

Won best screenplay and Juryprize in Pelikultura in 2015.

He also performed in Pasinaya festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines since 2012.

He is one of the performance curators of Bonbon Festival, an eco-cultural performance festival in Batangas.

He is the former artistic director of Teatro Lasalyano in De Lasalle Lipa.

And recently he was chosen as a Filipino representative for CRACK International Arts Camp in Bangladesh.

Now he has a particular interest in exploring the capacities, limits and possibilities of theater making in the Philippines. He is interested in creating devised theater works for the community.


De La Salle Lipa
Bachelor Arts in Communication

   Jun 2010
— Apr 2014


LTN Events and Production
Production Assistant

   May 2018
— Current

- Assisting to all the events and production in the company.

- Doing the production schedule

- Supporting the director, actors, technical directors, stage managers and etc.

De La Salle Lipa
Artistic Director

   Aug 2016
— Feb 2018

I am responsible for the school performances and events. In Teatro Lasalyano I did introduced the process of doing site-specific and contemporary performances. I also do the workshops/trainings and the artistic programming for 2016-2018.

Lipa Actors Company
Associate Artistic Director

   Jan 2015
— Current

- I do trainings and workshops for the actors.

- Assisting the Artistic director for the artistic programming of the company

- Directing theater plays.

- curating performances

- doing cultural events