Sanhawich Meateanuwat (สัณหวิชญ์ เมธีอนุวัตร) - He/They
Hi, it's lovely to meet you here. :)
I'm a queer Thai stage director/playwright in New York City.
I recently graduated from the MFA Directing Program at Illinois State University. Originally from Thailand, I took my undergrad in directing at Bangkok University with the Bu Creative Scholarship and taught acting and directing at my alma mater after graduation. I was a resident director at Bangkok University Theatre Company, directing numerous plays, including August: Osage County, True West, The Humans, Fool for Love, Bent, Death and the Maiden, and Desire Under the Elms.
During my MFA program, I directed Waiting for Lefty, Rhinoceros, a staged reading of my adaptation, Walk to the Stars. My thesis production at Illinois State University was Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. My work focuses on using my directing craft to create dynamic theatre that supports social movements, explores human relationships, and impacts the larger society, especially in the context of cultural diversity. I explored cross-cultural theatre and how to flip the narrative to make canonical Western texts less rooted in the colonial narrative to inspire a global conversation.
My recent work was A Sisyphean Dream at Pan Asian Rep's Nuworks 2023 at Theatre Row. I directed and wrote in collaboration with my actors: Heen Sasithorn, Vin Kridakron, and Pacha Chantri. It's a verbatim immigrant play, and I aim to develop it into a full-length.
In 2022, I received the National SDC Directing Fellowship Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. I worked as a directing fellow at National Playwrights Conference 2022 at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. This year, I have been selected to be part of The Drama League's Directors Project as a Directing Assistantships cohort. I also received the John Cauble Emerging Producer/Leader Award from the KCACTF/LORT ASPIRE Arts Leadership program.
If you want to get in touch, please do so!
I am looking forward to hearing from you.