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.
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
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
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.
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.
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."
Current AMDA NYC Student and Scholarship Holder
BODY OF WORK
NANWAI KING'S COLLEGE SCHOOL WUXI DRAMA CURRICULUM
A key contributor to NKCSWX's Drama curriculum for G1-12.
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.
Designed a total of 6 teacher and student workbooks for Enreach Education's Introductory Theatre Courses.
TEACHER ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
Sole designer of the Enreach Drama Programme's new teacher orientation programme.
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
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.
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.
Head course designer of Enreach Kids Wuxi EFL-courses. Drama techniques were infused into language courses to create an interactive learning experience for students.
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
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teachers' Teacher Award
Issued to a candidate whom his/her colleagues find inspirational, innovative and easy to work with.
EF East Region Special Recognition Award
An award given to teachers who stand out inside and outside of the classroom and provide their students with world class education.
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.