Born from Cebu City, Philippines, Roman Berry migrated with his family to Ceduna, South Australia, where he discovered his love for community theatre and the arts. He trained at Flinders University Drama Centre (Acting) and Centre for Performing Arts (Dance). Performance career highlights include playing the role of Ernie, in Jordan Shea’s Malacanang/ Montgomery (Part of the Cybec Electric 2023 program for Melbourne Theatre Company); Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian Premiere of Miss Saigon; Harry Miller’s Pageant: The Musical. He was the Artistic Director II Commonwealth Youth Games Opening & Closing Ceremony (Australia) and created/ currently facilitator & conceptualised Body and Mind, Wellness Workshops since 2016 (The Voice of Domestic Workers UK). He is also the current resident facilitator at The Couch International Centre (Melbourne) for a series of Theatre Workshops.
He recently returned to Melbourne, after ten years in London, where he collaborated as Director/Movement Director on several Off West End and Fringe Theatre productions, focusing on New Plays & New Musicals. These were with companies such as Get Over It Productions, The Bread & Roses Theatre, Goldsmiths University, The Hope Theatre, The Jack Studio Theatre, Arrows & Traps Theatre Company, just to name a few. He was also an Artistic Associate and later promoted as Marketing and Production Manager at The Bread & Roses Theatre, London.
He directed Lorna Wells’ sold-out season of It Tastes Like Home, The Musical (London). Whilst back in Melbourne, he directed Jamila Main’s Butterfly Kicks for 2019 Queer Quickies Festival at Theatreworks (Melbourne); Creative Advisor for Narre Warren South P12 College’s 2019 production of Hairspray the Musical; workshopped a development reading of DTC’s Illegals The Game Show at Multicultural Arts Victoria. Directed Electric Dreams, the Musical by Drew Lane, produced by Music Theatre Melbourne. He produced Before Breakfast an Opera (Dan Graham – Director), which featured Australian Opera Soprano Jane Ede at the 2022 Sydney Fringe and was the Production Administrator for Kwento’s 2022, One Hour No Oil by Jordan Shea (Kenneth Moraleda – Director) at KXT Bakehouse Theatre (Sydney).
He is the Artistic Director for Divergent Theatre Collective, which champions new work and is currently co-producing with Flight Path Theatre (Sydney), Teenage Dick by Mike Lew (Dan Graham – Director).