theatre

24 Jun 2019
First published on Uncommon Ground Media
14 Feb 2016
The first-ever Thai adaptation of a 1923 Czech anti-war novel will be coming to a stage near you at Chulalongkorn University this coming week, as part of the Czech Arts and Culture Week.    Itinerary for "A (not so) Good Evening with the (not so) Good Soldier Švejk (See larger 
22 Dec 2015
An interactive, mind-boggling murder mystery performance seeks to find the political in everyday life. 
16 Nov 2015
A collaboration between Korean and Thai theatre companies reflects on the horror of forcefully suppressing a society’s memories. 
16 Aug 2015
A theatre piece by Thailand’s only dance movement psychotherapist is a soothing trust exercise for the audience.
28 Jul 2015
A stage performance commemorating the 101st anniversary of the beginning of the First World War highlights how violence can quickly spiral into war. 
13 Jul 2015
A physical theatre piece by Teerawat Mulvilai sheds light on the unwritten rules and forces anchoring Thai society.
6 Jul 2015
Two theater activists have been jailed for insulting the King for their involvement with the Wolf Bride, a student play which parodies the Thai political conflict. At least two actors have fled Thailand because they acted in the same play.  
28 Feb 2015
This week, Patiwat S. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for lèse majesté because of his role in the play, “The Wolf Bride.” Patiwat is the most recent student to have been imprisoned under the law, and has been an advocate for Isaan peoples’ rights and democracy for years. On Monday, the criminal court sentenced Khon Kaen University student Patiwat S. and activist Pornthip M. to five years in jail for their involvement in a satirical play that was deemed “damaging to the monarchy.” The court reduced the sentence by half for their admission of guilt.
23 Feb 2015
The criminal court sentenced two theatre activists to five years in prison for taking part in a political play "The Wolf Bride" deemed lèse majesté, but since the defendants pleaded guilty, the jail terms were halved to two years and six months.   The court earlier scheduled the reading of the verdict at 1.30 on Monday. After weeks-long campaigns by rights groups, inviting people to attend the verdict reading in the afternoon, the court on Monday decided to read the verdict in the morning instead.
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