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Dessa Quesada Palm

Dessa Quesada Palm is an artist-teacher-advocate from the Philippines. She is a board member of IMPACT, a global organization engaging arts and culture to transform conflict and build more creative, inclusive societies. Her passion in people’s theater was kindled at 13 when she joined the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). Dessa served as Head of…

The runup to ICAF 2023 kicks off

The runup to ICAF 2023 kicks off with Drama Box’s online programme series  Join us online via Drama Box’s Facebook Page or Youtube Channel this Friday, 13 January at 10am CET / 5pm GMT+8 to hear more from Mekong Cultural Hub.  The runup to ICAF 2023 officially begins this Friday, 13 January, with the first…

MeHelp Mental Health Literacy Project India Foundation

Good mental health is recognised as an integral part of a person’s wellbeing and development embedded in all aspects of life, their beliefs, faith, culture, environment, spirituality, work, housing, education, family and community respect. The work of MeHelp aims to spread public awareness on mental health literacy in urban and rural India. Their work focuses…

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…

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…

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…