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Janet Pillai

Janet Pillai served as an associate professor at the Department of Performing Arts in University Sains Malaysia (until 2013) and currently works as an independent consultant specialising in arts education and community mapping.  Pillai specialises in programming of community-engaged arts projects and conducts capacity-building training for cultural workers and artists. Pillai has researched and published…

Koh Hui Ling, Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box

Koh Hui Ling, Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box,is a Singaporean theatre practitioner who finds meaning in the process of community engagement, site-specific performances and the participation of non-artists in the art-making. She graduated with an MA in Applied Drama from the University of Exeter (Distinctions, UK) in 2010.  Her desire to create alternative avenues for…

Grace Lee-Khoo

Janet Pillai served as an associate professor at the Department of Performing Arts in University Sains Malaysia (until 2013) and currently works as an independent consultant specialising in arts education and community mapping.  Pillai specialises in programming of community-engaged arts projects and conducts capacity-building training for cultural workers and artists. Pillai has researched and published…

Positively Shameless

Positively Shameless grew out of a 12-week Drama Therapy Process that was a therapeutic intervention for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The project was born out of Maitri Gopalakrishna’s PhD study at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) where she saw an opportunity to push the boundaries of her work towards theatre…

Beijing Theatre

Zhao Zhiyong is associate professor at Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China. His research focuses on theatre criticism, critical theory, and applied theatre. He is currently working on migrant workers’ community theatre in China. In addition, as a community theatre practitioner Zhiyong has worked with a number of migrant workers’ theatre groups in Beijing and…

Chang So-ik

Chang So-ik is the Director of the ‘International Environmental Theater Project.’(09-20). He has acted & directed in performances such as a solo performance ‘Ritual of Bune’. He also founded Namoodack Movement Laboratory in 2002 which works on finding the universality within all of various movements such as body, mind, sound and the movement of the…

Namoodack Movement Laboratory

Founded in 2002, Namoodack Movement Laboratory (S. Korea) works on finding the universality withing all of various movements such as body, mind, sound and the movement of the society. The Lab also aims to research on the ritual play which combines plays inside the story of masks, puppets and shadows. One main approach is the…

Kok Heng Leun, Drama Box

Kok Heng Leun, Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box, is a prominent figure in the Singapore arts scene, having built his artistic career as a theatre director, playwright, dramaturg, and educator. He is known for engaging the community on various issues through the arts and championing civic discourse across different segments of society.  Heng Leun began…

3Pumpkins

3Pumpkins is a non-profit community arts company based in Boon Lay, Singapore. Its main focus is to study social structures that govern community relations, and to design interventions that form better social connections, especially for disfranchised communities. 3Pumpkins’ key projects include Say Louder Teahouse, an intergenerational video podcast series that aims to bridge socio-linguistic gaps,…