Made in the Philippines
Dorothea Gloria started her acting journey when she was seven years old thanks to her mother. Her mother enrolled her in musical theater workshops in Repertory Philippines and Trumpets Playshop every summer until she was 13. At the age of 13, she was the youngest to be accepted into Trumpets Playshop’s Summerstock program where she played the lead, Prince Arthur, in Pendragon. When she entered high school, she auditioned and joined the Marie Eugenie Theater of the Assumption (METTA) where she was mentored by Ana Valdes-Lim, the first Filipina to graduate from the acting program in Juilliard. Here, she was not only exposed to musicals, but also to classical theater and straight plays. By the time she reached college, she was granted an acting scholarship in Assumption San Lorenzo for four years. During her college years, she auditioned for the Youth Arm of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA-MTTL) and was accepted. Being part of PETA-MTTL exposed her to perform political plays in different parts of the country. Upon graduation in 2013, she earned the title of Magna Cum Laude for her BA in Theater Arts and the METTA Gold Award which is the highest award given to the student who excelled in the performing arts.
Soon after college, she started her professional career in acting. Notable performances include Annelies in Pramoedya (Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2013), Gino in Pinnochio (Repertory Philippines, 2014), Mary/Bess in Scrooge (Repertory Philippines 2014), Jean in August: Osage County (Repertory Philippines, 2014) where she also won Best Featured Actress in a straight play during the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com awards, Bituin in Isang Daan (Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2015), Melinda in Tugon ni Conchita (Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2015), and Diding in Palasyo ni Valentin (DLSU-CSB, 2015).
Dorothea Gloria has also hosted for several television channels in the Philippines like IBC13, PTV4, and UGB Philippines.
Dorothea graduated at the Stella Adler Conservatory Studio of Acting in New York City, April 2019. Soon after, she wrote and acted in the play, "The Sun Tries Dating" which won Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Best Works of 2018 and "Golden Girl By The Sea" where it made it's debut in the Greek Cultural Center of New York.
Dorothea Gloria was also a resident member of The Bats, an actor for the award-winning theatre company, The Flea Theater in Tribeca New York. For the Flea, she was the lead actress for The Sandalwood Box and the children's show, Cosmicomics. She was also asked to be a producer for Flea Fridays, an immersive cabaret to engage audiences with pressing social questions.
Currently, Dorothea is the Co-Founder of TeamTheatre LLC which aims to promote the celebration of diversity in its theatrical works. She is also an assistant acting teacher at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and at the Stella Adler Studio. In addition, she is a resident actor at the Hedgepig Ensemble Theater and The Broadway Book Club. She writes original plays for TeamTheatre and produces their upcoming projects.