2018 National Artist for Theater

Congratulations to our newest National Artist for Theater, Dr. Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio! She is a University Professor Emeritus, Permanent Appointment from 1995. She has been called the “Grande Dame of Southeast Asian Children’s Theater.”

Her literary output consist of 40 plays, 20 books, and 30 stories. She was a faculty of DECL-CAL from 1959 to 1996, the director of the Creative Writing Center from 1986 to 1995, the adviser of the Institute of Creative Writing from 1996 to date; and the founder of Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas.#HonorAndExcellence

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