Less than a year since our inaugural meeting in Singapore, I am happy and proud to report that we are well on our way to the next gathering of the Asian Dramaturgs’ Network! As we gather momentum for ADN Meeting 2017, we are also excited as well as honoured to be part of the established TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) 2017.

There are many reasons why an ADN gathering at TPAM is a vital step forward for us. This 22-year-old annual performing arts event boasts an assembly of stellar and critically-acclaimed directors, choreographers and artists presenting, discussing and communing in a vortex of performances and works-in-progress. What better environment than this to spark off and continue the dramaturgical discourse that we started in Singapore!

More than that, TPAM has indeed a proud history of being a platform and showcase for emergent and urgent performing arts as well as artistic and creative individuals in the Asian region. This is a vital part of ADN’s mission in our interrogation of dramaturgy and the dramaturg, where we actively situate these concepts and theories in a regional frame... READ MORE