A Collaboration Project between Uthis Haemamool and Toshiki Okada “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession” in Bangkok
About the event
Original novel by: Uthis Haemamool × Script & Direction: Toshiki Okada
“Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession”
World Premiere, Bangkok Performance
To live and create is to question the times.
The day of shame about lust for life/sex is also the day of salvation.
Our “self portrait” by two artists born in the 1970s.
A spirited novelist in the vanguard of contemporary Thai literature, novelist Uthis Haemamool, has won high accolades internationally for his brilliant examinations of the identity and psyche of individuals living in today’s Asia. Toshiki Okada, playwright and director of the theatrical company chelfitsch, quickly became a focus of attention throughout the world of theater for his style incorporating the daily doings and mindset of Japanese youth into an updated version of contemporary theater. He has since staged works reflecting his keen insights into contemporary society at major festivals and theaters inside and outside Japan.
These two creators are collaborating for the first time in the making of “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession,” a theatrical adaptation of Haemamool’s latest novel by Okada. The world premiere performance will be held in Bangkok.
The protagonist of the narrative is a lone painter who lives in Bangkok. He struggles while searching for himself in his artistic activities and the surrounding social context, and goes through various encounters and losses. In the temporal flow from the 1990s to the present, the play vividly depicts the psyche and sexual feelings of the characters, with echoes of the history of and political changes in the society they inhabit. In so doing, it poses the fundamental question of just what it means to live.The play is performed by 11 extremely talented actors who were selected through auditions held in Bangkok. Yuya Tsukahara, a member of contact Gonzo, discharges the role of scenographer and handles the spatial design. The assistant director is Wichaya Artamat, a director coming to the fore who is based in Bangkok and is active in For What Theatre and other groups. The play will have the additional support of other creators who are coming together from Thailand and Japan.
The world premiere is not to be missed!
Adv.：700 THB／At door：750 THB
Students Adv.：400THB／Students at door：450THB
Early Bird：550THB（Reservation & payment by July 31st, 2018）
（English & Thai）
【Inquiry about performance】
Yoko Kawasaki (in charge of Bangkok performance) +66-(0)64 316 6295
Megumi Mizuno (Tokyo Office) +81 -(0)3-6825-1223
Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
6th Floor, 254 Phayathai Rd,, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 Thaiand, Thailand
Bangkok [World Premiere]
22nd – 26th Aug. 2018
@ Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Aug. 22nd 19:30
Aug. 23rd 19:30
Aug. 24th 19:30
Aug. 25th 13:30★ / 19:30
Aug. 26th 13:30
★Post performance talk
■Performance in Thai with English and Japanese subtitles
- Original novel by
- Uthis Haemamool
- Script, Direction
- Toshiki Okada
- Yuya Tsukahara
- Assistant Director
- Wichaya Artamat
- Jarunun Phantachat, Kemmachat Sermsukchareonchai, Kwankaew Kongnisai, Pavinee Samakkabutr, Sasapin Siriwanij, Tap-a-nan Tandulyawat, Teerawat Mulvilai, Thanaphon Accawatanyu, Thongchai Pimapunsri, Waywiree Ittianunkul, Witwisit Hiranyawongkul
- Organized by
- The Japan Foundation Asia Center, precog co.,LTD., chelfitsch
- Supported by
- Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Saison Foundation
- Venue cooperation
- Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, College of Social Communication Innovation Srinakharinwirot University, Democrazy Theatre Studio
- In Cooperation with
- Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Candide Books & Café, all(zone), ARTIST+RUN GALLERY, Bangkok Arts & Culture Centre,B-floor Theatre
- Endorsed by
- Japanese Association in Thailand