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    A political message of hope

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 06/09/2019

    » Back with the second of three productions to celebrate its 33rd anniversary, DreamboxTheatre Bkk steps into the future with a new playwright and fifth sung-through musical, Namngoen Tae: The Musical.

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    Long day's journey into night

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 29/08/2019

    » When a producer announces a concept musical, we anticipate a production that offers something different: things like non-linear storytelling, plots secondary to presentation and some experimental context. Some might expect minimalism in presentation, few main characters, a small-scale ensemble. Think Hair, Cats, Chicago or Spring Awakening.

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    Contemporary mission

    Life, Published on 10/04/2018

    » A few months prior to its 10th anniversary, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) made a major announcement: a new director. As of March 1, Pawit Mahasarinand has taken the helm of the city's main art venue and the largest public-funded art centre in the country, a surprising choice to many, though an entirely welcoming one.

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    Teeming with Theatres Part II

    Guru, Published on 10/11/2017

    » The fourteenth edition of the famous theatre fest returns with 72 shows by 58 performance groups over three weekends. They will take place at BACC and eight venues in Bangkok. Bangkok International Performing Art Meeting 2017 is part of the theatre fest and takes place from Nov 14-18. Here are some highlights of its second week.

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    Chit Phumisak, on stage

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 07/09/2017

    » Splashing Theatre returns to the stage with Teenage Wasteland: Summer, Star And The (Lost) Chrysanthemum, a play inspired by the life and work of Chit Phumisak. At times moving, at times frustratingly obscure, Thanaphon Accawatanyu's ambitious new creation makes a subtle statement about institutional violence against Thai youth and political dissidents.

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    Cool Thailand?

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 29/04/2016

    » It is only with reference to J-pop or K-pop that we have a clue as to what the word "T-pop" could possibly mean: an attempt at cultural export -- film, music and other forms of entertainment -- to create a "Thai brand" of cool. It's better late than never, so the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has recently launched a campaign, with Thai star Mario Maurer as the presenter, with the aim to boost tourism in Thailand and expand the entertainment market in China.

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    The final call

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 28/05/2015

    » The curtains are coming down on La Fête 2015, the annual Franco-Thai cultural co-operation festival, as it will be held for the 11th and final time from June 3-20. Next year, according to the Embassy of France, it's likely that shows and performances will be spread out all-year-round.

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