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Biography

Assistant Professor Dr. Parida Manomaiphibul

Department / Faculty Department of Dramatic Arts, Faculty of
Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Office (room no.)
Phone 085 3241461
Email parida.m@chula.ac.th, buaparida@gmail.com

Fields of Interest

Playwriting, Script Adaptation, Play analysis, Gender and Theatre,
Theatre and Postcolonialism

Biography

Assistant Professor Dr. Parida Manomaiphibul is the Head of
Chulalongkorn University’s Department of Dramatic Arts, where
she teaches playwriting, seminar on script writing, theatre history
and critical theory. She finished her Ph.D. in Performance
Practice at University of Exeter, United Kingdom, where her
research through practice focuses on how to use performance
writing to explore Thai women’s tendency for escapism as
reflected in Thai soap operas and the identity of Thai women
affected by westernization and cultural imperialism. Her area of
interest includes performance writing, postcolonial theatre, gender

and theatre, and critical theory. In 2017, Parida received the
Kukrit Award (Literature) for the play "Many Lives". In 2013,
another play she wrote, Chui Chai Saneha, also won the Best
Original Play award at IATC Thailand Dance and Theatre Review
2013 held by the International Association of Theatre Critics-
Thailand Center (IATC-TC).

Education

  • PhD in Performance Practice (Writing for Performance) University of Exeter
  • Master of Arts (Theatre Practice) University of Exeter
  • Bachelor of Arts (Second-class Honour, Majoring English and minoring Dramatic Arts) Chulalongkorn University

Courses

BA: Playwriting I, Play Analysis, Independent Study (Playwriting),
Senior Project (Playwriting)
MA: Fundamental Playwriting, Creative Research, Special
Research, Thesis

Research Accomplishments

January 2016 Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Writer of the play Lai Chiwit (Many Lives)

May 2015 Writer of the musical Dhiraraja

Staged at Rachadalai Theatre, Bangkok, Thailand

May 2014 Asia Pacific Bureau Drama/Theatre/Dance
Schools Festival,

Shang Hai
Writer of the play SH.I.T: Shakespeare’s in
Thailand

January 2014 Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Writer of the play Bitches of Lanka, The New
Episode

September 2013 Asia Pacific Bureau Drama/Theatre/Dance

Schools Festival, Vietnam
Writer of the play Bitches of Lanka
July 2013 Democrazy Theatre Studio, Thailand
Writer of the play Chui Chai Saneha

April 2013 Research Forum and Festival of Thai/ASEAN
Contemporary Theatre, held by Department of
Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn
University, Bangkok, Thailand
Femmes Fatales of Lanka.January

August 2012 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Co-playwright of the musical Siam Mission

Publications

“Femmes Fatales of Lanka: Uncovering Discourses on Female
Identity in Thai Soap Operas”. Humanities and Social Sciences
Vol. 32 No. 2 (2016): April-May 2015 page 1-12.

“Writing the Play Chui Chai Saneha: Using Structure to Deliver
the Main Message”. ABAC ODI Journal. VISION. ACTION.

OUTCOME. Vol. 5 No. 1 (2018): January-June 2018 page 144-
157.
September 2011
Awards
The Kukrit Award (Literature) from Kukrit 80 Foundation for the
play Many Lives, 2017.
The Best Original Play award at IATC Thailand Dance and
Theatre Review 2013 held by the International Association of
Theatre Critics-Thailand Center (IATC-TC) for the play Chui Chai
Saneha, 2013.