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    The 'scene', in all its glory

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 28/12/2017

    » It was a busy year for Thai theatre. Life highlights a few trends and picks the best productions of 2017

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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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    Something in the air

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 08/06/2017

    » When Phia Ménard and her company Non Nova first came to Thailand in 2011 with P.P.P., they were playing with ice. This time, they are playing with wind. As part of La Fête, Non Nova is presenting L'Après-midi D'Un Foehn, a ballet of plastic bags set to Claude Debussy's composition of the same title, and Vortex, a performance exploring identity and transformation. The two shows continue today and tomorrow at the Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.

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    Going through the grieving process

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 09/06/2016

    » On the Thai stage, we rarely get to see domestic scenes with nuanced emotional conflicts. No sooner does tension begin to form than it is resolved by a comedic means. In our everyday life, too, Thais prefer to avoid discussion of our emotions. Most Thais don't spend hours in therapy sessions every week. Our first instinct is not to seek out professional help to fix our psychological health.

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    The Metamorphosis

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 20/08/2015

    » What would you do if you woke up one morning to find out that your own child had turned into a robot? How would you interact and coexist with something that speaks, thinks and feels like a human being yet does not look in any way human, not even a living creature?

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    Life on the small stage

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 13/05/2015

    » Three new English-speaking theatre companies in Bangkok make a name for themselves.

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