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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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Philip believes in the importance of engaging with his field’s community. Take a look at the events below to find upcoming festivals, lectures, shows and workshops he will be attending.

EdTA China Wuxi Regional Young Thespian Festival 2021

On Saturday and Sunday, 27 and 28 November 2021, the annual EdTA China Wuxi Regional Young Thespian Festival will take place. You can meet Philip there as he will act as festival organiser, judge, and workshop artist.

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NKCS Wuxi School Productions

Come join Nanwai King's College School Wuxi as they present the following productions this year:

Alien Research

Macbeth in Chinese

Macbeth Devised

Pygmalion

The Wizard of Oz

Performance Dates to be announced soon

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MEET PHILIPJ.

ACTOR. SINGER. TEACHER. WRITER.

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 both his Postgraduate Certificate in International Education (2017) and Masters in Educational Leadership and Management (2020) with distinction from the University of Nottingham.

 

Prior to moving to China Philip was very active in the local theatre, TV, and radio communities of South Africa.  He now boasts not only valuable performing experience but also that of teaching. Philip has nearly ten years’ worth of theatre teaching experience, the most recent eight of which have been spent in China where he has won five 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 at Nanwai King's College School Wuxi (www.nkcswx.cn). He still actively performs and writes in his free time. 

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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY

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"Philip is an incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable actor and facilitator who worked brilliantly on our course, fearlessly playing scenes with humour and energy, and benefitting us all with his detailed insights into psychological and storytelling research."

Jake Harders
Professional Actor and Acting Teacher

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RECENT BODY OF WORK

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THEATRE

A DOLL'S HOUSE

2021

Directed an experimental modern interpretation of this classic work with NKCSWX upper secondary acting students.

2021

ADDAMS FAMILY

Directed a large scale production with students spanning across all NKCSWX school sections.

2020

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Directed a planned large scale production with students spanning across all NKCSWX school sections but unfortunately delivery got interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.

Directed a large scale production with students spanning across NKCSWX upper primary and lower secondary school sections.

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.

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: Christo Compion and Pieter J. Jonker.

2013

BREATHING IN

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

2013

TSELANE AND THE GIANT

Interpreted the role of "Giant" in this classic folktale which was staged at the Breytenbach theatre. 
Directed by Galebo Moabe.

2013

KOPSTUKKE

Played the role of "Man" in this Afrikaans classic by writer Jeanne Goosen.

Directed by Devonique van Greenen.

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.

2012

PAPERWYN

An Afrikaans classic by Hennie Aucamp. Played the role of Lourens.

Directed by Pieter J. Jonker.

2011

PYGMALION

Interpreted the role of Colonel Pickering in this classic by George Bernard Shaw which was stage at the Breytencbach theatre.

Directed by Karina Lemmer.

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.

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TV & FILM

2021

YEAH SHANGHAI!

Played the role of "Investor" in Invest Shanghai's advertisement directed by Bill Do.

2015

THE LION KING

Interpreted the role of Zazu from The Lion King during a musical medley for Wuxi Film Studios' televised Chinese New Year's Eve celebration.

2013

VILLA ROSA

Appeared as a cameo on a single episode of this popular KYKNET TV-series produced by Johan van der Vyver.

​2012

INVESTIGATING LIMPOPO'S LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

Completed voice over work for this documentary directed by Bongani Magiso.

2011

THE MAGIC BOWL

Voiced the character, Anansi, in this short film directed by Izel Smuts.

2011

SAVING ENERGY

Voiced the role of Mr. Wind in this animation short directed by Marinda Botha and produced by Open Window.

2011

STUDY AT ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

Interpreted the role of "Student" in this advertisement directed by Anri Wessels.

2010

FRICTION

Played the role of "Man" in this short film directed by Anri Wessels.

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RADIO

2013

TSHWANE FM BREAKFAST SHOW

Served one year as co-host and newsreader.

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EDUCATION

2020-2021

EDTA CHINA WUXI REGIONAL YOUNG THESPIAN FESTIVAL OPERATIONAL GUIDEBOOK

Head writer and designer of the operational guidebook that assists new and old festival organisers with the planning and staging of the Wuxi regional festival which follows a unique model.

2018-2021

NKCS WUXI DRAMA CURRICULUM

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

2020-2021

NKCS WUXI SECONDARY INTERNAL AUDIT SYSTEM

One of two key contributors to design and implement an internal audit system for the secondary school sections. It was approved and adopted by senior leadership.

2017

ENREACH EDUCATION DRAMA CURRICULUM

Designed a total of 6 teacher and student workbooks for Enreach Education's introductory theatre courses.

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

2017

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

2016

ENREACH EDUCATION TEACHER ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

ENREACH EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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

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.

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.

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. It helped the business turn profitable within a year.

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AWARDS

 
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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

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Wuxi, China

+8618626083299

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