Kenneth Moraleda is a director, actor and writer of Filipino descent. He is currently Resident Director at STC, after being part of the STC/CAAP Directors Initiative in 2020-22. For STC he was Assistant Director for Playing Beatie Bow, The Deep Blue Sea, How to Rule the World and directed Rough Draft #48: Hubris and Humiliation and a reading of the 2023’s Patrick White Playwrights Award winner love MAD GLITCH.
He co-founded the company kwento, producing three shows in their 2022 slate, and directing Ate Lovia (Old Fitz) and The Marriage Agency (KXT) followed by co-writing and directing One Hour No Oil (KXT) which garnered him a Best Director in an Independent Production nomination at the 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards.
Other directing credits include They Say She’s Different (Melbourne Fringe/Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Eat Me: Blowback (NIDA), co-directing the opera Chop Chef (Blush Opera/Riverside Theatres), developments of Lola! A New Musical (Hayes), Na’s Marriage Agency (Next In Line), The Grocer (PWA/Belvoir) and readings of Gamers for Life, Malacanang/Montgomery (Martin Lysicrates Prize), Daddy by Jeremy O. Harris and Office Hour by Julia Cho (kxteethcutting).
He was a collaborating artist in the works This Here. Land. (Liveworks) and Within and Without (PSpace/Blacktown Arts). Kenneth was also a teacher and facilitator for Playwriting and a participant writer in Performance 4a/PWA Lotus First Draft Program
As an actor his credits include Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, Talk, Australian Graffiti, Cyrano de Bergerac and A Man with Five Children (STC), Three Sisters (Sport for Jove) Australia Day (National Tour – HIT), August: Osage County (Repertory Philippines), White Divers of Broome (Black Swan), The Lion King (Australian/Asian tour), War Horse (Australian tour), Cruise Control (Ensemble), An Enemy of the People (Belvoir Street) Kasama Kita (Belvoir 25a). Films include Lucky Miles (Best Actor – Cinemanila Film Festival), Banana Boy, Legacy, The Fence and Locusts. Television credits include Janet King S3, Schapelle, East West 101, City Homicide, Stingers, City Life, Water Rats, Wildside, White Collar Blue, Comedy Inc, Playhouse Disney, Jay’s Jungle, Bureau of Magical Things and most recently Tommy Murphy’s Significant Others (ABC/iView)
Proud member of MEAA since graduating from NIDA.