Philip J. Oosthuizen completed his baccalaureus technologiae in drama in 2013 at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Parallel to his undergraduate studies, he completed his teaching licentiate at the Speech and Drama College of South Africa. In 2013, he formed part of the Standard Bank Ovation award-winning production, Breathing In, written by acclaimed South African writer, Reza de Wet, at the National Arts Festival in South Africa.
He obtained his Postgraduate Certificate in International Education from the University of Nottingham in 2017 and is currently enrolled on a masters in educational leadership and management with the same institution.
Philip has more than seven years’ teaching experience, with the last four spent in China, where he has won three outstanding teacher awards and served for two years as the chapter director of the Educational Theatre Association of China. He also represented China at Simon Fraser University’s TEDx conference in Vancouver, Canada, speaking about why he believes drama education should be mandatory in all schools.
He serves as drama teacher, drama trainer to kindergarten teachers, and boarding evening supervisor. He aims to establish a rigorous drama programme and an international drama school festival.