Rosa Maria VELASCO
Spanish-Taiwanese actress who grew up in Hong Kong and speaks fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Taiwanese
Received a First-Class Honours Degree (Acting) in Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2006. Received Outstanding Actress Award and multiple scholarships during her study
Full time actress with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre (2007-2009), PIP Cultural Industries (2009-2010)
Received Best Supporting Actress (Comedy/Farce) Award for The Mixed Doubles (2014) and Best Actress (Comedy/Farce) Award for Black Monday (2015) by the Hong Kong Drama Awards. Received Award for Young Artist (Drama), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2014)
Currently a freelance actress and drama tutor (English, Cantonese, and Mandarin). Also active in voice dubbing, TV commercials, music videos and films
The Mixed Doubles
Adapted from The Mixed Doubles, a comedy made up of many short dramatic sketches, each with two characters, composed by various famous English playwrights including Harold Pinter and Alan Ayckbourn. Each sketch portrays marriage at different stages of life and explores the pressure and problems caused by marriage within the couples in order to show the irony and humor in “post-dating” relationships.
In each of the 10 sold-out performances, more than 24 roles were performed by the five actors. The show received good reviews, multiple nominations, and awards including Best Supporting Actress (Comedy/Farce) and Top Ten Most Popular Productions at Hong Kong Drama Awards 2014.