Joshua Ade Valenzona
Ade (pronounced like “Ate” but with a “d”) is, on paper, a freelance theatre artist who graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Experientially, he is a son, a brother, a lover, a friend, a collaborator, and most fitting of all, a process.
Consciously, Ade dedicates his time and energy exploring, understanding, and creating safe spaces in the world, whatever form it may be. Creative writing, performance, and mindfulness are some safe spaces he has come to call his own. He is currently working on building an archive of his own writings, training as a practitioner of Emergent Theatre under Nex Agustin, and deepening his mindfulness practice with the FriendlyCare Foundation. All of these are done with the intention to further grow as a safe space himself, for himself and for others.
As with all things, he is constantly in the process of discovering himself and the world around him. His current hope is to bring the mindfulness practice to conventional Philippine theatre, both to promote the wellbeing of the artists as well as to sow seeds of hope in the art that they make.