(Asian) Dramaturgies with Charlene Rajendran


WhenSaturday, 21 October 2023
From10.00am – 1.00pm
WhereThe Spinoff, Tāmaki Makaurau


In this introductory workshop, Charlene Rajendran will work with participants to explore what it means to develop contextually based and culturally informed dramaturgy that might manifest among an Asian diaspora of practitioners in Aotearoa. It will offer ways to consider how dramaturgical thinking and doing occurs in relation to people, place and purpose.


Charlene Rajendran is a Malaysian theatre educator, dramaturg and writer based in Singapore who is interested in issues of difference, interdisciplinarity, play-based pedagogy and thought leadership. She is Co-Director of Asian Dramaturgs’ Network and has worked as dramaturg on interdisciplinary and community arts projects including Kepaten Obor (2022), In the Silence of Your Heart (2018), and Both Sides, Now (2013-2018). Charlene is the lead editor of the recently published (Asian) Dramaturgs' Network: Sensing, Complexity, Tracing and Doing which articulates multiple perspectives about dramaturgy and the role of dramaturgs from varied parts of the Asia-Pacific.