J-MEE KATANYAG is part of Philippine Educational Theater Association’s roster of young Artist-Teachers. She is both a writer and an actor who is also trained in theater organizing, production work, facilitating, and designing curriculum for Children’s Theater and Creative Writing Workshops.
She was sent as one of the Youth Artist-Teacher representatives for the 8th Young IDEA (International Drama/Theater Education Association) in Paris, France in 2013, and was also one of PETA’s representatives to the E-Motive Cultural Exchange program in Spain in 2015.
Since her “re-devirginization” play Betang was staged in the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Virgin Labfest 10, J-mee pursued writing performances for schools, advocacy groups, and PETA.
Some of her written works for PETA are “Padayon”, a comedy informance which was part of PETA’s creative campaign in response to the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) toward developing safe schools and resilient communities in Leyte, “Charot”, an informance with music about Philippine Politics and Democracy, “Kinball”, a performance collaboration with Kirari Cultural Centre of Fujimi, Japan which she participated both as a Co-Playwright and a Performer, and “Tagu-Taguan, Nasaan ang Buwan?” which won for Outstanding Original Libretto in the 10th Gawad Buhay Philstage Awards for the Performing arts.
J-mee is also a freelance actor for TV, film, commercials, digital content, and is currently dabbling in Filipino television drama series writing.