Actor. Director. Arts Educator. Arts Manager
Abner Delina Jr. is a Filipino multi-platform storyteller. He is an artist, educator and leader advocating arts for development projects. A Theater Arts Academic and Artistic Excellence Awardee of the Philippine High School for the Arts, he finished Arts Management at DLS-CSB under School of Design and Arts grant. His projects received awards & citations from PHILSTAGE, LEAF, ALIW, KBP, Star Awards among others. He partners with National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Department of Education and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Services for arts therapy (Yolanda, Marawi crisis) and arts education (Special Program for the Arts, K-12) programs in the Philippines.
He top-billed in award-winning plays (Batang Rizal, Games People Play), has been part of critically-acclaimed films (Possible Lovers, Independencia, How to Disappear Completely, Heneral Luna etc.) and TV shows (Katipunan, Amaya), collaborated for international projects (Banaue Boy, Manila Death Squad etc), and starred in Gloc-9’ Sirena, an LGBTQ viral music video. He is “Kuya Fidel” for TV5 Batibot and “Kuya Art” for CCP Arts Online. He has performed in Taiwan and collaborated for the Asian Performing Arts Forum in Tokyo, Japan. He is the founder-artistic director of BLACK CANVAS, a multi-arts collective focusing on mental health, human rights and climate crisis. In 2019-2020, Abner became a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship Grant studying multicultural, multi-sectoral collaborations, and ecological and regenerative practices.
Philippine Educational Theater Association's all-male post-apocalyptic adaptation of King Lear.
Working as a director for the adaptation of Elaine Faeinstein's Lear's Daughters
For Disaster Risk Reduction Management's Disaster Preparedness program
Facilitating Theater Training for teachers all over the Philippines for Special Program for the Arts and K-12 Arts and Design Track implementation.
Played the lead in one of the longest running children's touring musical Batang Rizal in the Philippines.
Hosted a revival of a famous Filipino children's show called Batibot. Toured the country for mall, school and several advocacy shows educating children on creativity and Filipino values.
Played the lead in a a psychological thriller Deadline about a gay Chinese highschool student trapped into the expectations of his parents and his society.
Been facilitating arts-based therapy workshops for Filipinos who are survivors of disasters and calamities such as Sendong, Yolanda and Marawi Crisis.
In over a decade, I have performed in various plays in Virgin Laboratory Festival featuring untried, untested, unpublished works.