The Concept of Aesthetic Distance and its Relevance to Educational Theatre in the Malaysian Context

Title: The Concept of Aesthetic Distance and its Relevance to Educational Theatre in the Malaysian Context (2003)
Author(s): Pillai, Janet.
Synopsis: This paper discusses the importance of distancing while balancing dual roles of participant and observer in the practice of educational theatre, within a Malaysian context.

Participatory Arts and Creative Media in Asia: Engaging Communities and Empowering Youths for Change

Title: Participatory Arts and Creative Media in Asia: Engaging Communities and Empowering Youths for Change (2009)
Author(s): Tan, Sooi Beng.
Synopsis: This article documents the development, approaches, methods and achievements of community participatory theatre which developed in Asia in the 1970s.

Creative Arts in Conflict Exploration (Malaysian Chapter)

Title: Creative Arts in Conflict Exploration (Malaysian Chapter) (2005)
Author(s): Pillai, Janet & Kamaluddin, Latiff.
Synopsis: The focus of the Malaysian chapter was to examine the potential of educational drama as a model as well as framework within which to test and develop new modes of conflict handling and conflict literacy.

Deepening Engagement and Enlarging Spaces: Public Engaged Art Practice in Malaysia

Title: Deepening Engagement and Enlarging Spaces: Public Engaged Art Practice in Malaysia (2002)
Author(s): Pillai, Janet
Synopsis: Article describing pedagogical models of drama practiced by two Penang arts organisations, ‘Young Theatre Penang’ and ‘Arts-ED,’ outlining their multi-arts and pedagogical approaches.

‘Communities-of-Practice’: Creative Resources Collaborations and Processes in Community-Based Revitalization Projects in Japan

Title: ‘Communities-of-Practice’: Creative Resources Collaborations and Processes in Community-Based Revitalization Projects in Japan (2015)
Author(s): Pillai, Janet
Synopsis: This article traces the development of Cultural Collectives in Southeast Asia such as PETA, MAYA, MAKHAMPOM, and KUNCI who use various forms of art and local cultural expressions to mobilise communities in tackling topical issues.

Building Cultural Sustainability among Young Communities in Asia

Title: Building Cultural Sustainability among Young Communities in Asia (2006)
Author(s): Pillai, Janet
Synopsis: This article traces the development of Cultural Collectives in Southeast Asia such as PETA, MAYA, MAKHAMPOM, and KUNCI who use various forms of art and local cultural expressions to mobilise communities in tackling topical issues.

Arts-ED

Title: Arts-ED (2017)
Synopsis: Website of non-profit Penang-based organisation entitled, that provides innovative community-based arts and culture education for young people and adults. The website documents and summarises Arts-Ed projects since the year 2000.