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FELIX “MONINO” S. DUQUE
Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 2008 Gawad Awardee for theater and a City of Manila Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan awardee of 1999, Felix “Monino” S. Duque is a lighting designer, technical theater practitioner, director and theater administrator. He has worked for theater, cinema and television.
He was the Associate Artistic Director of the CCP Theater Operations Department, a post he held from 1970 to 1994. As such, he is credited with pioneering the professionalization of stagecraft, technical theater and house management as distinct disciplines within the management of CCP theaters. His relationship with the CCP did not end with his resignation – he has directed and provided the lighting design for practically all of the CCP and its resident companies major productions of operas, modern and classical ballets, musicals, sarswelas and stage plays. Among the most memorable were Uncle Vanya (1974), Le Corsaire (1975), Manila, Manila: As Time Goes By (1977), The Nutcracker (1978), Sisa (1978), Giselle (1979), Swan Lake (1979, 1980), Firebird (1979), Carmina Burana (1980), Romeo and Juliet (1981), Madame Butterfly (1982), The Magic Flute (1983), Dalagang Bukid (1987), Francisco Maniago (1988), Eugene Onegin (2007), Die Fledermaus (2008) and Virtuosos: Voices Through Time (2008), Tuesdays With Morrie (2008),
His directorial credits include the Philippine National Day Gala Performance, Nagoya World Expo 2005, the International Parliamentary Union Gala Performance (2005), the Bonifacio High Street Grand Launch, the UP-Ayala Techno Hub Launch, Salcedo Nights Concert at the Salcedo Park in Makati, and most recently the much raved CCP Anniversary production Rubies, Gems in Philippine Performing Arts in February 27, 2009 and the CCP 40th Anniversary Gala in September 8, 2009.
He has successfully crossed over from the live stage to film and televisions. Among his television credits are Kung Mawawala Ka, Narito ang Puso Ko, Sinasamba Kita, Vietnam Rose and Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita (2008), Paano Ba ang Mangarap (2009), Adik Sa’yo (2009) and Ikaw Sana (2009). As Director of Photography, he has garnered nominations from Gawad Urian and the FAMAS for Bulaklak ng Maynila (1999), and Deathrow (2001). His most recent film Dukot (Desaparecidos) is packed houses in international festivals. His latest film SIGWA for Cinemalaya is to be released in July 2010.