CV for “Mia” Ma. Mahalia Cristina Marci

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EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

-Journalist and contributing writer on branding, business news, advertising, lifestyle, pop culture, technology, and video games for publications such as adobo Magazine, The Philippine Online Chronicles’ Metakritiko, Garage Magazine, and Playground Magazine.

-Copywriter, handling press releases, correspondence, and advertising copy for clients such as ELITE Fashion Academy, Philippine Opera Company, Sipat Lawin Ensemble, and Pocketful of Kids.

-Stage and production manager for theatrical shows and events. Prepares venues, schedules, attendance, and cues from pre-show to rehearsal through show proper. Companies worked for include Sipat Lawin Ensemble and Philippine Opera Company.

-Teacher of English as a Second Language, Creative Writing, and Reading Appreciation.

SPECIAL SKILLS

-Copywriting: print, tvc, digital, press releases, advertorials

-Writing: features, news, scriptwriting for shows and events, fiction, poetry

-Blogging: wordpress, tumblr, blogspot

-Social media management: facebook pages, twitter

-Teaching: for all ages, Creative Writing, Early Reading, English as a Second Language, Standardized Test Preparation

AFFILIATIONS

-Sipat Lawin Ensemble, a guerilla theater company (2009-present)

-Ateneo Blue Repertory, alumni member of Ateneo de Manila University’s musical theater organization

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND EDUCATION

-BFA-Creative Writing with a specialization in Poetry, Ateneo de Manila University 2008

-Basic Scriptwriting Class, taught by Professor Libay Cantor UP Film Institute, April 2011

-Pass It On: Advanced Rehearsal Techniques and Production Workshop, Taught by Chari Arespacochaga, 2007

WORK EXPERIENCE

-Creative Strategist, 100 Mad Hatters, Makati (present employment)

-Copywriter and Social Media Manager, TBWA\ Santiago Mangada Puno, Makati (July 2011-April 2012)

-Freelance Stage Manager (July 2005-present)

-Freelance Writer (April 2005-present)

-Staff Writer, Adobo Magazine, Makati (October 2010-July 2011)

-English and Literacy Coordinator, Pocketful of Kids, Ortigas (December 2008-May 2010)

-Online English Language Trainer, Ispeakuspeak/TrainingExpress.es (October 2008-November 2009)

PRODUCTION CREDITS

-Production Manager, Imperio Animalia touring production, Sipat Lawin Ensemble for Museo Pambata (2011-present)

-Assistant Production Manager, Battalia Royale, Sipat Lawin Ensemble (February-March 2012)

-Assistant Stage Manager for Sounds, Harana: University of the East Performance Philippine Opera Company (March 2011)

-Production Assistant, RENT, 9Works Awesome Theatricals (February 2011)

-Production Assistant, Lakihan Mo Logo 9: Takbo Logo Takbo, Lakihan Mo Logo Gig series by Herbert Hernandez (October 2010)

-Assistant Stage Manager for Slides, Xanadu, Atlantis Productions (September and November 2010)

-Technical Director, Master Class, Philippine Opera Company (August 2010)

-Speaker, Ateneo Blue Repertory Workshop on Stage Management, Ateneo De Manila University (July 2010)

-Assistant Stage Manager for Slides, Avenue Q, Atlantis Productions (March 2010)

-Assistant Stage Manager, John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson Concert, Encore! Musical Theater Program (February 2010)

-Assistant Stage Manager, Harana, Philippine Opera Company (May 2009)

-Technical Director, Master Class, Philippine Opera Company (April 2008)

-Assistant Stage Manager, Virgin Labfest 4, CCP Tanghalang Pilipino (July 2008)

-Director, All I Want, Roofdeck Productions (May 2008)

-Head Stage Manager, Monday Night’s New Voices 1, Mahar Mangahas (April 2008)

-Head Stage Manager and Assistant Director, The Last 5 Years, Ateneo Fine Arts Festival (December 2007)

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