Janet Pillai


Janet Pillai

Educator, Theatre Director, Consultant

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Janet Pillai began her career in the teaching and practice of children’s theatre in the 1970s.

In 2007, Janet founded Arts-ED, a non-profit organisation which provides non- formal arts, heritage, and culture education for young people. Her pioneering work involved collaborations with Malaysian performing artists and young people resulting in more than 25 major productions and an online resource, the Arts Education Archive Malaysia.

Currently Janet is an independent consultant and resource person specialising in arts education and community engaged arts. She researches and publishes on community-based arts in the Asian region, designs programmes, and provides
training for community arts workers in Malaysia.

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