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.
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.
Join Nanwai King's College School Wuxi April 2020 in their second production of a classic Chinese story.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Come join Nanwai King's College School Wuxi in May 2020 where you will get to laugh, sing, and dance to this comedy musical.
EDTA CHINA WUXI REGIONAL YOUNG THESPIAN FESTIVAL
On Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29 November 2020, Nanwai King’s College School Wuxi Expressive Arts will host the EdTA China Wuxi Regional Young Thespian Festival in partnership with the Educational Theatre Association of China and ENREACH Education.
EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATOR. TEACHER. PERFORMER. 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.
Philip has nearly ten years’ worth of teaching experience, the most recent six 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, Head of Alverstone House, and Head of ICC Pastoral Care 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 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."
AMDA NYC graduate and past 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.