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Hello ! My name is Ambre. I would like to tell you more about a wonderful project we are organizing in Wattamem.
What is this wonderful project ?

The school AKD where the children come from has been focused on English lessons but in March a new class will open in their village : DRAMA CLASS ! 

This class will be open for the oldest of the village: twenty students from 13 to 19 years old are joining the drama class every Thursday from 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm.

The class started in March and will finish in August 2019.

The project will be lead by three Khmer artists from Phare Ponleu Selpak and one French volunter who used to study drama in Paris.

How was the project born ? 

After one year at the Troupe Ephemere with Jean Bellorini at Theatre Gerard Philipe and a formation at Claude Mathieu’s school,  I decided to take a break to travel and discover Cambodia. In 2018, I went a first time to Cambodia from May to July and then she decided to come back to do something concrete with local artists for the children of their country. At this moment, we all decided to create drama workshops for free to let the opportunity for the children to discover theatre. After few weeks, I started to think that Wattamem commune could be the best place to do it.

Why ?

To give the children the possibility to discover something other than English by bringing them drama directly in their village with professional Khmer artists. To begin with, the workshops will be focused on different topics such as the clown, dance, character creation, under the direction of three Khmer actresses.

Who are the artists ? 

Our names are Sreyleab, Sophea and Ravy. We are all artists gratuated from Phare Ponleu Selpak. Now we are independent artists. We used to perfom a lot in Cambodia and other countries, such as France. In 2011, we went to Paris to perform 'L’Histoire terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk, roi du Cambodge' directed by Georges Bigot and Delphine Cottu from Theatre du Soleil.

Nowadays, Sophea and I (Sreyleab) are responsible for a project of empowerment which works to encourage women in Khmer communities to raise their voices and speak up.

Who is the translator ?

My name is Sodalin, an university student in English major. I decided to join this project as an interpreter because I would really like to see how young people especially children between the age of 11 to 15 year-old explore and discover in this drama workshop. Additionally, I would love to be a part of this project by helping in translation ensure that every one could catch up easily. I could not be more proud and delighted that Ambre who is the founder of Drama Workshop proposed this in Battambang to discover together the Training Drama class and how can it works in this sector. Those children are really delighted to learn from the teachers and we are also excited to share with them.

How much will the workshops cost ?

STAFF SALARIES - 3 artists and 1 translator for 22 workshops : 2830 $



As you can imagine, it's not easy to live as an artist in some countries. That's why these workshops are important because they also give the artists the opportunity to make a living of their passions.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this project description !

                                                                  Dalin, Ravy, Sreyleab and Sophea
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