Instagram: OLIVE.NIETO

Slowly constructing the digital archive of my body of work via Instagram. Look for OLIVE.NIETO on Instagram or scan the QR code below (naks! techie tayo, mga ante!). Each photo contains a side kwento (story) about my experience in the production.

Some posts contain related papers where I also write about the performance for a conference or a book (naks! artist-scholar yarn?).

Bukas po lagi ang tindahan (since 2007) for creative works, resource person/moderator jobs and commercials! Let’s collab!

Pasundayag ngan Uruistorya

The UP Tacloban Division of Humanities and the Leyte-Samar Heritage Center invite everyone to Episode 3 (Theatre) of “Pasundayag ngan Uruistorya: An Online Exhibition of and Panel Discussion on Films and Performances” on Monday, 28 February 2022, 2:00-4:30 PM.

In the last episode of Pasundayag ngan Uruistorya, three stories exploring the lifestyle of students during the pandemic, the culture of violence and gossiping community surrounding the election season will be featured vis-a-vis digital theatre.

A talkback will follow the viewing of the performance videos. Asst. Prof. Olive Nieto of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts in UP Diliman and Ms. Ina Azarcon-Bolivar of Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas will share their thoughts about the plays, especially on the performance aspect of the three shows. Their insights about digital theatre and about the remote delivery of theatre arts courses will also be tackled during the discussion.

To join the event, register through the Zoom link:…/regi…/WN_uJC2TRmSQGSuBpMQDRnPBw or scan the QR code found on the publicity material.






IACSS: Surviving Critical Conditions: Filipinos Putting Up a Fight amidst Pandemonium over a Global Pandemic

We created a Pinoy panel entitled “Surviving Critical Conditions: Filipinos Putting Up a Fight amidst Pandemonium over a Global Pandemic” for the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference 2021: Culture in the Pandemic Age in Singapore.

Against All Odds: Philippine Performances of Lives in Lockdown during a Global Pandemic by Oscar Tantoco Serquiña, Jr.

MonoVlog as a Protest from Home Movement by Olivia Kristine D. Nieto

#MassTestingNowPH as Site of Digital Citizenship and Deliberative Democracy: The New Normal for Philippine Social Movements by Charles Erize P. Ladia

Philippine Protestant churches’ Rhetorical Performances in Response to Covid-19 by Junesse Crisostomo

Grateful for the opportunity to work with colleagues from the UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA). Coincidentally, we are all former fellows of the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Lahat din kami fan ng bakuna. Akalain mo yun?

Salamat, Oscar Tantoco Serquiña for leading this panel! Salamat din, Charles Erize Ladia and Junesse Crisostomo sa comments, tawanan, cramming, chikahan, at health tips. Buy 1 take 3 po kami sa publication sana. Sana rin magtuluy-tuloy at lumaki pa ang ganitong writing group sa department.

The deadline for registration is on 16 July 2021. You may register here:


I commissioned artist Malayo Pa Ang Umaga (fan niya ko dati pa!) to interpret MananangGAL GADOT, the resident mananaggal acting titser and MonoVlogger in Kumu. Di ba pag sa Zoom mukha tayo lahat manananggal performers? Ito yung character na nagtuturo kung paano gamitin ang buong body online. Grabe yung detalye ng bituka, monoVlogger talaga. Si Alejandro (bungo) ay may special appearance din. Hahaha. Ang manager ko po sa Kumu ay si Dr. Layeta Pinzon Bucoy. Gusto ko lang banggitin kasi siya talaga nagturo sakin. Paki tag si Sir Budjette, baka naman pwede isama sa Trese. Nahihiya akong i-tag siya kahit FB friends kami. Haha. Paki tag din si Gal Gadot.