Expats Finding Space

A further exploration into the performing arts scene in Chiang Mai

Stephen Turner arrived in Chiang Mai from Chicago 15 years ago after a stint of travelling around the world. An artist at heart, he soon found himself seeking out opportunities to engage in theatre around the city but was disheartened by the lack of a scene. At the time there was no English language theatre community, leaving little room for a native English speaker to engage in a meaningful way. There was a gap for the western theatre lover, a gap that Turner knew he needed to fill.