Founder And Artistic Director of The Gate Theater Group
“You are right about the pieces I sent you. They are from a book. Thanks for taking so much time to help me find a monologue that’s right for me.” – Joy H
"I'm feeling so freakin' upbeat and all around jazzed by how it all came together last night." - Emma C
"I wish to extend our thanks for the splendid performance of "Driving Miss Daisy". It worked very well, transforming one of our regular meeting rooms into a very special performance space with seemingly perfect technical aspects for the performance -- light, sound and audience comfort." - President of ChiangMai Expat Club
“TGTG has undertaken everything from comedy to deadly serious drama...all under the capable direction of Stephan Turner, whose three decades of experience in live theater make every performance a clarion call for a little more.” – Frank W
Reviewed October 26, 2016
Great live English language theatreI recently retired in Chiang Mai after teaching in China for several years and one of the things that I really missed was live theatre. Fortunately for me , I found the Gate Theatre Group that produces works by little known and famous playwrights. Two of my favorites were I Hate Hamlet and Driving Miss Daisy. If you happen to be in Chiang Mai please check their website to see if they are staging a production , you won't be disappointed.
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile
An Authentic Theatre ExperienceI had the opportunity to see the Gate Theater put on a one off performance in Chiang Rai. They were able to ship all their props, costumes and lights, as well as convert a modest hall into an auditorium with tiered seating.
Now I've spent interminable evenings sat on a hard wooden chair in a village hall enduring "am dram", but this was no such thing. What I saw was a highly polished performance, both engaging and slick.
The people involved in the Gate Theater appear to be genuinely committed to providing an authentic theatre experience in northern Thailand, and they don't disappoint.
“This production was simply stunning! Stephan Turner had a vision when he began to plan this project and he brought it to life. With his quiet and thoughtful directing, he then brought all of the cast into that vision.” – Marie F
More About The Gate Theater As an American, living in Chiang Mai Thailand for more than 14 years now I can't begin to tell you all how much I appreciate live, English speaking theater here in my adopted hometown! I've lived in Boston and NYC and always loved going to live performances in both of those cities. When I found The Gate here in Chiang Mai, I was in heaven! After sitting in the audience for performances of The Laramie Project, Driving Miss Daisy (which brought me to tears), as well as several other of The Gate's projects I became involved. In September I joined a small group of "first time ever on the stage" actors for The Gate Readers Theater Group "one of" performances of "Morning's At Seven"....What a thrill! I strongly suggest if you're visiting my adopted hometown and there is a performance going on DO ATTEND....If you live here and you think there is an "inner child" actor deep inside you've been wanting to let out on live theater stage DO NOT miss this group of wonderful, talented, kind, caring, genuine people who all give so much to the community! ...also, if you only feel comfortable helping behind the scenes.....check the group out!- Marie F.
Wow , an English Theater in Chiang Mai, Thailand This should definitely be on your list when you visit Chiang Mai. I am signing up as a member so I can get the lastest news on the Gate Theater.
Gate Theater Production of The Exonerated THE GATE THEATER GROUP: THE EXONERATED - A fantastic performance by every single cast member making for another evening of quality, live, English speaking theater. This production was simply stunning! Stephan Turner had a vision when he began to plan this project and he brought it to life . With his quiet and thoughtful directing, he then brought all of the cast into that vision. With a spare and dark stage setting. Strikingly dramatic lighting and a background music score that added even more to the storytelling atmosphere, Stephan and the cast shared their vision with the audience for an all too quick 90 minutes. I hope The Gate Theater will consider bringing The Exonerated back to Chiang Mai for an "Encore" in the very near future. Thanks to the Gate Theater for taking me on this incredible ride. I can't wait to see what you're planning for your 10th anniversary season American. (nannyre)