A new Taiwan-Thailand drama school collaboration is as delectable as pineapple tarts.
One of the joys of attending a student theatre work – when it’s not the typical graduation project for which many of the aspiring artists have to do what their professors prescribe to get good grades –is that we can feel the energy, creativity and artistic freedom. Of course, we don’t usually know what we’re going to get when it’s a new work, but that’s part of the excitement too.
Taipei National University of the Arts’ (TNUA) School of Theatre Arts and Chulalongkorn University’s Department of Dramatic Arts have been members of the Asia Pacific Bond of Theatre Schools (APB) for almost a decade – their respective country’s sole representative.
At last year’s APB festival, their students got along well and consequently their professors paid visits to each other’s campus and the two institutions finally signed an MoU. And so this year on their way to the APB festival in Yogyakarta, the Taiwanese theatre students made a week-long stopover in Thailand capital to create a new work “Level with Me” with their Thai friends. Last Wednesday and Thursday at Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, the audience was treated to the result, along with the former’s “Being, Beside a Burning Sun” and the latter’s “Pathway in the Darkness” – the same triple bill they presented yesterday in Indonesia.
Read Pawit Mahasarinand’s complete review on The Nation.
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