Adjjima Na Patalung is a theatre director and producer who holds two MA degrees from Goldsmiths College and Middlesex University. She was the recipient of ITC’s Theatre Administrative Bursary, attached to Almeida Theatre (2006-7), and assist-directed with Sue Buckmaster as a Bursary Artist of Theatre Rites (2006-8). She was nominated by the International Association of Theatre Critics Thailand as Best Director for “The Chair” in 2013.
Na Patalung’s passion in intercultural exchanges and international mobility in theatre took her to work in the UK, mainland Europe and Thailand. Arts On Location (AOL) was established in 2008 to support her increasingly growing work within these areas.
AOL has now grown into a Thai/UK organisation that works within theatre and internationally to create platforms for artistic dialogues through intercultural programmes and to facilitate international mobility for artists. The term “on location” reflects Na Patalung’s vision to work with artists not just by gathering them on location but to work with the awareness of being in that particular locality and its contexts.
In the past five years, AOL consistently produced self-funded workshops in England and Thailand, e.g. Zygmunt Molik’s “The Body Alphabet”, Pig Iron School’s “Something from Nothing”, SITI Company’s “Viewpoints” and Michael Chekhov’s “Psychological Gestures”. AOL also organised Khon (Thai Mask Dance Drama) Workshop in partnership with the College of Dramatic Arts, Bangkok where artists from all over the world participated workshops in Bangkok led by the great and nationally renowned masters of the college.