• Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Social change through theatre

  • Turtle Club Activity

  • Turtle Club Activity

  • Turtle Club Activity

  • Turtle Club Activity

  • Turtle Club Activity

  • Turtle Club Activity

The Artists

SOUNG SOPHEAK

SOUNG SOPHEAK (Director): “In contemporary Cambodia not so many people prefer watching theatre anymore. Traditional performing art forms are disappearing. Since 2015, we are performing THE COURAGEOUS TURTLE in schools across the country. It teaches youth not only about historical events and present challenges in society. It also demonstrates to them the power of the arts.”

NEN PHEARITH

NEN PHEARITH (Actor, born 1989): “I enjoy the theatre play “The Courageous Turtle” because it’s a new form for us. Before I played only one role in one play. For this play I act in four different roles. We want to tell our audience: Don’t hide! Stand up for your rights! We have a voice to change things.”

CHEK SANGTHORN

CHEK SANGTHORN (Actor, born 1993): “When a boat leaks we should help each other to fix it, before we all drown. I like the play “The Courageous Turtle” because the script of story has provided a lot of good messages through theater especially, educated students have to be brave and should be there to help each other.”

SUM MONYKEO

SUM MONYKEO (Actress, born 1994): “I like the play “The Courageous Turtle” because the script has good messages for Cambodian youth and students. It teaches them an understanding about human rights issues in crisis situations within the Khmer Rouge. We should stand up and change what must be changed.”