Wichaya Artamat is currently among the most sought after playwrights in the Thai theater scene. As we anticipate the premiere of his new work at Kyoto Experiment 2023, we invite you to join us for a screening and discussion of the piece originally presented online in Spring 2021. This work—which follows a brother and sister’s conversation about their late father—received a positive response from audience members for its depiction of the relation between the personal and political. Experience Artamat’s captivating voice through a film originally created for presentation online, and tune in to the thoughts of the artist and special guest.
Guest: Wichaya Artamat
Tatsuki Kataoka (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
Host: Kyoto Experiment Co-directors
9.24 (Sun) 15:00-17:30
Language: Japanese, Thai (with consecutive Japanese interpretation)
Fee: ¥500 (one drink included)
☞ Click here for the booking form. (Japanese only)
Wichaya Artamat is a co-founding member of For What Theatre. He was long captivated by performances since when he was still studying Film. He started working in theater as a project coordinator for Bangkok Theatre Festival 2008. He joined the New Theatre Society in 2009, during which he grew to become a director recognized for various experimental forms and unconventional theatrical approaches. Hailed as ‘one of the most promising contemporary theater creators of Southeast Asia,’ Wichaya is especially interested in exploring how society remembers and unremembers its history through certain calendar days. He co-founded For What Theatre in 2014 and is also a member of Sudvisai Club and Collective Thai Scripts. Since the European premiere of his most prominent work This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May) at Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2019, Wichaya has been extensively touring and creating in Europe, Asia, and beyond.
With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Sasapin Siriwanij is a core member of B-Floor Theatre as a performer, director, and producer, a decade-long career which has rendered her well-versed in movement-based performance practices with interests in social critique and personal and social empowerment. Sasapin has taken the role of Artistic Director of Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM) since 2018, and has co-founded Producers of Thai Performing Arts Network (POTPAN), alongside being an independent theater artist and international touring producer.