Thursday, September 06, 2007

Makhampom Theatre Laboratory

This is a fantastic theatre organization in Thailand. I was able to work with them briefly in Chiang Dao -- they do great professional work in Bangkok, as well as work in hilltribe communities and Burmese refugee camps... Wonderful people.


Makhampom Theatre Laboratory

a 14-day intensive theatre laboratory training in Thai theatre and intercultural performance

October 22 – November 4, 2007

Likay – Thailand’s traditional popular folk theatre (4 days)

* Vocal forms * Verse composition * Character types

* Movement and gesture standards * Clowning * Improvisational aspects

Intercultural Theatre (4 days)

* “Let the Body Talk” (movement-based text) * Image theatre

* Ensemble movement and sound improvisation

* Environmental theatre * Multi-lingual dramaturgy

Theatre Devising (3 days)

* Thematics and performance research process * Group devised scenario making

* Simultaneous dramaturgy

Performance at the Bangkok Theatre Festival

* Travel to Bangkok and perform at the opening weekend of the festival

At the Makhampom Living Theatre

Ban Dong village, Chiang Dao town, 75 km north of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand

and the Bangkok Theatre Festival, Bangkok

Who Should Come?

* Performers, actors, directors, dramaturges, dancers, anyone with performance experience and an interest in ensemble performance, inter-cultural theatre, and Thai or Asian theatre.

* There are a minimum 5 and maximum 10 places available for international participants, with another 10 places allocated for Thai participants.

For enquiries/registration:

Email or

Fax + 66 2 6168474

Price AUD $1,750 (conc. $1,500) (does not include flights)

For further information about the programs, and our internationally renowned trainers, Pradit (‘Tua’) Prasartthong, Pongjit (‘Jon’) Saphakhun, and Richard Barber, please visit

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