HAVE YOU SEEN PHILIP'S TEDX TALK?

Comfortable is a dangerous word. True growth and learning occurs in a state of discomfort. Unfortunately, we so rarely allow ourselves the opportunity to be uncomfortable thereby limiting our opportunities to evolve as individuals. Philip’s TEDxSFU talk discusses the importance of using theatre education to create these situations and shift the way you approach your life. He focuses on how this experience can aid in the success of many areas in personal and professional endeavors.

 

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

As a highly regarded theatre professional, PhilipJ believes in the importance of engaging with his field’s community and participating in a wide range of events. Check out the "Featured Upcoming Events" and "What's Happening?" sections below to find upcoming festivals, lectures, workshops, seminars and more.

 
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LONDON CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA SUMMER THEATRE COMPANY

July 20 - August 7, 2020

PhilipJ. will participate in London Central School of Speech and Drama's summer theatre company in 2020.

INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL

June 22-27, 2020

Explore all things theatre at the nation’s premier event created especially for high-achieving theatre students and their teachers. The preferred summer theatre experience for more than 50 years ITF is where you see, think, and do theatre non-stop for a week! Learn new skills, make new connections, and be inspired with new knowledge about theatre.

EDTA CHINA NATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL

April 18, 2020

EdTA China's National Thespian Festival provides students in China with a national platform to showcase their talents while competing in a fun and relaxed environment.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

TBD

Come join Nanwai King's College School Wuxi's third musical where you will get to laugh, sing, and dance to this rock comedy musical. Show dates have unfortunately been postponed for now.

EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE EVENINGS

TBD

Come join Nanwai King's College School Wuxi for their newly-introduced experimental theatre evenings which will showcase devised student work. The entire school campus will be turned into a theatrical playground. Show dates have unfortunately been postponed for now.

GREEN SNAKE

TBD

Join Nanwai King's College School Wuxi in their first-ever full-production of a classic Chinese story. Show dates have unfortunately been postponed for now.

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MEET PHILIPJ.

EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATOR. TEACHER. PERFORMER. WRITER.

A young man who has the world at his feet. He allows his passion for young people and the theatrical arts to steer him in whichever direction he will have most impact. He gets excited over anything related to the youth, theatre, and community-driven projects.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Philip J. Oosthuizen completed his Baccalaureus Technologiae Drama degree (cum laude) in 2013 at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Parallel to his undergraduate studies, he completed his teacher’s licentiate at the South African Speech and Drama College with distinction. In 2013 he formed part of the Standard Bank Ovation award-winning production, Breathing In, written by acclaimed South African writer, Reza de Wet, at the National Arts Festival in South Africa. He obtained his Postgraduate Certificate in International Education with distinction from the University of Nottingham in 2017 and is currently enrolled for a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management with the same institute.


Philip has over eight years’ worth of teaching experience, the most recent five of which have been spent in China where he has won four outstanding teacher awards, served for two years as the chapter director of the Educational Theatre Association of China, and represented China by speaking on why he believes drama education should be mandatory in all schools at the Simon Fraser University’s TEDx conference in Vancouver, Canada.


He currently serves as Head of Drama and Head of Alverstone House at Nanwai King's College School Wuxi (www.nkcswx.cn), a newly-established international school with King's College School in Wimbledon, Nanjing Foreign Language School, and Dipont Education as key partners.

Having grown up in Phalaborwa, a small town in the north of South Africa, he understands the power of authentic dialogue and the importance of self-liberation. He believes drama is the vehicle which will propel people to rediscover how to have enabling conversation that is true to who they are. He still actively performs and writes in his free time.

 

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY...

"I feel extremely lucky to have been Philip's student. The way he trained me inspired me a lot. He pushed me to tap into my potential, to realise how far I could go. Words simply cannot describe how incredible he is."

Jia Lu
Current AMDA NYC Student and Scholarship Holder

 

BODY OF WORK

2018/9

NANWAI KING'S COLLEGE SCHOOL WUXI DRAMA CURRICULUM

A key contributor to NKCSWX's Drama curriculum for G1-12.

May 2018

WITNESS

Shakespeare's Boys, an exploration of the life behind one of Shakespeare's boy actors written in collaboration with Kelley McKinnon, formed part of a collection of devised theatre pieces which were presented by One World Theatre in Shanghai, China.

2017

ENREACH EDUCATION
DRAMA CURRICULUM

Designed a total of 6 teacher and student workbooks for Enreach Education's Introductory Theatre Courses.

2017

ENREACH EDUCATION 
TEACHER ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

Sole designer of the Enreach Drama Programme's new teacher orientation programme.

2016

ENREACH EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Sole designer of a month long teacher's intensive that aims to aid ordinary teachers in making their classes more student-driven by incorporating drama techniques

2016

EDTA CHINA
YOUNG THESPIAN FESTIVAL OPERATIONAL GUIDEBOOK

Head writer of the the operational guidebook that assists new and old festival organisers with the planning and staging of their regional festivals.

2016

ENREACH EDUCATION
TEACHERS COLLABORATION CURRICULUM

One of ten contributors to three teacher resource textbooks. Sections contributed include: Shakespeare, Text and Character Analysis, Theatre History, and Working towards a Performance.

2015

ENREACH KIDS 
COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Head course designer of Enreach Kids Wuxi EFL-courses. Drama techniques were infused into language courses to create an interactive learning experience for students.

2014

CHANGE

An experimental self-written work that was successfully staged in Pretoria, South Africa, and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
Music director: Gisela de Villiers.
Director: Pieter J. Jonker

2013

OP REIS NA RUS

A self-written Afrikaans Jazz Cabaret that deals with adolescence, growing up and the death of a mother.
Composer: Gisela de Villers.            Lyricist: Philip J.
Writer: Philip J.
Text edited by Christo Compion. Directors: Pieter J. Jonker and Christo Compion.

2012

BREATHING IN

'Breathing In' a piece written by the acclaimed South African playwright, Reza de Wet. It was produced by Toorbos Porductions at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown where it won the Standard Bank Ovation Award marking it as one of the best productions on that year's Fringe. It was directed by Pieter J. Jonker.

2012

ONS EGGO INGRID

An Afrikaans one man-show that paid tribute to the work and life of South African literary icon, Ingrid Jonker.
Music director: Gisela de Viliers with contributions made by Philip J. and Jaco Prinsloo.
Directed by Pieter J. Jonker.

2011

BLUEJAZZ: A STATE OF MIND

A jazz cabaret that took a walk through the modern urban dweller's psyche.
Music director: Gisela de Villiers.      Writer: Philip J.

 

AWARDS

Outstanding Contributor Award

Educational Theatre Association of China

An award presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution towards the growth of theatre education nationally.

2018

Best Guidance Award

Shanghai Yangpu Education International Exchange Centre

In recognition of an outstanding teacher who places students at the heart of their teaching and who through committed effort empowers their students to successfully reach their goals.

2017

Teachers' Teacher Award

English First

Issued to a candidate whom his/her colleagues find inspirational, innovative and easy to work with.

2015

EF East Region Special Recognition Award

English First

An award given to teachers who stand out inside and outside of the classroom and provide their students with world class education.

2015

Standard Bank Ovation Award

National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa

Philip formed part of the Standard Bank Ovation Award-winning production, Breathing In, written by Reza de Wet, directed by Pieter J. Jonker and produced by Toorbos Productions.

2013

 

GET IN TOUCH

Contact PhilipJ regarding his work, events or any other enquires.

Shanghai, China

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