Duration: 16 min
The SDEA (Singapore Drama Educators Association) Theatre Arts Conference took place at Goodman Arts Centre from 30 June to 1 July 2017. SDEA‘s mission is to advance the profession of the drama/theatre educator and advocating for the practice and value of drama and theatre. The conference comprises workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses and other activities, and is a crucial platform for the sharing of diverse perspectives on the many uses of theatre in education, from practitioners from across the world.
One of the presenters involved in this year’s edition of the conference is Mr Thila Min from Myanmar. He’s co-founder and artistic director of Thukhuma Khayeethee (TK) Theatre. He’d just conducted a workshop “Developing Story and Devising Forum Play with Community” at SDEA, when ArtsEquator sat down for a chat with him on his practice, forum theatre in Myanmar, and his experience at SDEA.
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Thila Min is the co-founder and artistic director, of Thukhuma Khayeethee (TK) Theatre. One of his passions is creating forum theatre with youth in local communities. He has directed and performed in international theatre festivals such as the Stockholm Arts Festival (2010) and Bangkok Theater Festival (2011). In 2012, he received an Asian Cultural Council (New York) Fellowship Award. He has conducted theatre training for youth activists and land activists around Myanmar in 2014-2016. He writes, directs and performs orginal plays with his theatre company and tours throughout Myanmar to raise awareness of water and sanitary hygiene, civic engagement and rule of law.
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