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Dialogue Theatre Productions & Publications

  • Shadow of the Moon (2013-14) - by Pongjit Saphakhun & Richard Barber (Mod) in Taiwan & Thailand [censorship and national identity]

  • Drama Sunjon (2014) - by Makhampom, Pongjit Saphakhun (Mod) in northern Thailand [racism within the public health system in northern Thailand]

  • Holding Time (2015-16) - by Makhampom, Surarat Langer (Mod) Thailand national tour [colour-coded political conflict]

  • Singapore Polytechnic productions (2015) - SP students [LGBTQI discrimination in Muslim community in Singapore; discrimination against migrant workers]

  • Australia Day (2016)

  • Makhampom Study Tour 2016 - #WhenInThailand [tourist, ethics, neo-colonialism]; White Lines [drugs, rights, culture]; Get A Real Job [arts, funding, mental health]

  • The Voice (2017-18) - by Makhampom, Ap Piyashat (Mod) Thailand national tour [class & social conflict]

  • Stir Fry (2017) - Fringe 2017 @ FCArts, by Adam Forbes, Ria Soemardjo, Fia Hamid-Walker, Janita Barber, Pongjit Saphakhun, Richard Barber (Mod) [multiculturalism & racism]

  • The Art of Radical Listening (2017, 19) - by Arts Generator team, cohealth [white privilege & systemic racism]

  • South Sudan Voice (2017-) - by South Sudan Child First Education, Victoria University & Free Theatre ensemble, Pongjit Saphakhun (director), Richard Barber (Mod) [youth justice, racial profiling, inter-generational tension]

  • Makhampom Study Tour 2017 - Easter Show [recycling, environmental action]; Walking Street [tourism, volunteering, solidarity]

  • Stirred Up (2018) - by Deng Deng, Amy Corr, Janita Barber, Pongjit Saphakhun, Richard Barber (Mod) [racism in schools]

  • Makhampom Study Tour 2018 - Couch Surfing [homelessness in rural Australia]; Closed Shop [LGBTQI workplace discrimination in Thailand]; #CulturalExchange [volunteering, cultural engagement]; Meet The Streisands [drugs, sexuality, rural culture]

  • Respect the Past, Embrace the Future (2019) - by Respect the Past, Embrace the Future team with Free Theatre [migration, cultural tension, inter-generational gaps]

  • Makhampom Study Tour 2019 - The Climate Vote [climate change, politics]; The Voluntourists [ethical tourism, community agency]

  • The Family Dialogue (2019-2023) - by South Sudan Child First Education & Free Theatre ensemble, Pongjit Saphakhun (director), Richard Barber (Mod) [youth justice, racial profiling, inter-generational tension]

  • Arusi 'The Wedding' (2020-) - by the Me & Mental Health ensemble, adapted Dialogue Theatre production, 11 actors, Pongjit Saphakhun (director), Richard Barber (writer/producer, video editor)

  • Real Mums of Sunshine (2020-23) - by the Sudanese Mothers Coalition in Victoria with Adongwot Manyoul & Brimbank Council, adapted to screen, creative team of 20+

Productions
Publications

Chapter, “A Transformative Theatre of Dialogue: The Makhampom Theatre Group’s Negotiation of Thailand’s Likay (Theatre) State” is in Performing Southeast Asia: Performance, Politics and the Contemporary 2018-19

 

Paper, “Dialogue Theatre: Makhampom’s Negotiation of Thailand’s State of Repression”, in the Chinese language publication of the Workshop on People's Theatre in Inter-Asian Societies, Taiwan, 2018 


Paper, "Journeying decolonial praxis through dialogue theatre methodology: Unpacking liberation using critical dialogical approaches” (with Siew Fang Law, Malual Deng, Diego Cifuentes) is being published in Decolonial Enactments in Community Psychology, University of Capetown, South Africa 2018 

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