Upcoming Events

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“Rewriting the Victim: Dramatization as Research in Thailand’s Anti-Trafficking Movement”
Research Talk

October 10, 2016
3:30 PM
National University of Singapore
Department of Communications and New Media

“An Inhospitable Peace: The Role of Civilian Ceasefire Monitors in Myanmar”
Paper Presentation

September 17, 2016
Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK
Annual Conference
SOAS, University of London

“Bride Trafficking on the Burma-China Border”
Invited talk with special guest, Nan Pyung

November 10, 2015
12:00 PM
Armstrong Atlantic University
Savannah, Georgia

November 11, 2015
7:00 PM

University of Central Arkansas
Conway AR

“From Victim to Subject: Dramatization as Research in Thailand’s Anti-Trafficking Movement”
World Bank Institute Lecture and Performance

June 12, 2015
University of Southern California

“Land of Smiles” World Premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

July 23-25 @ 8:00 and July 26 @ 2:00
Preview Performances in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Theater Center, Theater 4
514 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Theater website:
Tickets/ info:

July 31-Aug 25 @ 13:35
Edinburgh Performances
Assembly George Square Studios – One
George Square, Edinburgh
Theater website:
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“Musical Performance as Political Engagement:  A performance and conversation with two composer-scholars, Erin Kamler and Matthew Walton”

June 9th, 2014
5:00-7:00 PM
Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK
For more information email:
or call: 01865-274559

“Women of the Kachin Conflict: Trafficking and Militarized Femininity on the Burma-China Border”
Paper Presentation

June 6, 2014
Workshop on China-Myanmar Relations through a Multidisciplinary and Multidimensional Gaze
SOAS, University of London
Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Kamran DJAM Lecture
Details/ Info:

“Women of Kachin State: Trafficking and Militarized Femininity on the Burma-China Border”
Invited Talk

April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM
Columbia University
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
420 W. 118 Street and Amsterdam Avenue , Room 918
New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public
For more info contact: (212) 854-8193

“Land of Smiles” Musical Performance in Los Angeles

April 8, 2014
6:30 pm (VIP Reception)
7:30 pm (Program)
Barnsdale Gallery Theater
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90027
Tickets/ Info:

“Women of Kachin State: Trafficking and Militarized Femininity on the Burma-China Border”
Invited Talk

March 19, 2014, 1:30 PM
Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development
Faculty of Social Sciences
Chiangmai University
Chiangmai, Thailand
Info: Tel. 66-53-943595/6,

“Land of Smiles” Research Presentation

December 27, 2013, 7:00 PM
Documentary Arts Asia
12/7 Wualai Road Soi 3, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Presentations and discussion among scholars, artists and documentary filmmakers researching human trafficking in Thailand.

“Writing Land of Smiles: Dramatization as Research in the Anti-Trafficking Space in Thailand”
Paper Presentation

November 21, 2013, 08:00 AM
Social Science History Association Conference
Global Strategies for Sexual Justice Paper Session
The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

“Land of Smiles” Thailand Production

December 12 & 13 at 6:00 PM
December 14 & 15 at 3:00 pm
7th floor Studio Theater at Kad Suan Kaew Mall
Huey Kaew Road, Chiang Mai
Tickets/ Info:

“Raid, Rescue, Silence: Why a Feminist Approach to Anti-Trafficking Policy in Thailand is Needed”
Paper Presentation

June 17th- 21st
International Communication Association 2013 Conference, London, UK
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“Hot Night in The City”
Musical Performance

Monday, April 15, 7:30 PM
Music from “Land of Smiles” will be featured at this year’s fundraising event for Playwright’s Arena.
The Los Angeles Theater Company
514 South Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
Register online here

“Kundalini Yoga and Mantra Workshop”

Saturday, February 16th, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
A three-hour workshop fusing yoga, music and intercultural awareness Transcendence Design
1521 Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
$35 pre-registration/ $40 at the door
Register online here

“The Trafficking of Women in Thailand”
Invited Talk

Friday, February 15, 2013, 5:00 PM
Santa Fe Council on International Relations
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“The Truth About ‘Smart Raids’ and ‘Blind Sweeps:’ How Thailand’s Anti-trafficking Policy is Hurting the Women it claims to Help”
Panel Presentation

Saturday, February 2, 2013, 1:00 PM
From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Trafficking and Promoting the
Rights of Migrants – A Public Conference

University of Southern California
Davidson Conference Center
3415 South Figuroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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“Survive” Staged Reading in Los Angeles

Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:30 PM
University of Southern California – Free Admission
Sponsored in part by the USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity
and USC Center on Public Diplomacy
Reservation Required. Contact:
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“Cultures of Resistance: Migrant Laborers and Sex Workers in Thailand Organizating for Social Change”
Paper Presentation

December 15-17, 2012
The Conference on Anthropology & Sustainability in Asia
The Landmark Bangkok Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand

“Runway 69” Staged Reading in New York

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 2:00 PM
New Dramatists Play Time Developmental Studio
New Dramatists
424 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
For info/ reservations contact 212-757-6960

“The Global Trade in Women: Trafficking, Sex Tourism and the New Criminal Economy”
Invited Talk

October 24, 2012, 6:30 PM
University of Mount Union
Alliance, Ohio

“Survive” Staged Reading in Los Angeles

Monday, September 24th, 7:30 PM
Edgemar Center for the Arts
Santa Monica, CA 90405
By Invitation Only

“Runway 69” Workshop and Performance at Berkeley Repertory Theater

July 17th- 29th
Berkeley, California
Residency at Berkeley Repertory Theater’s Ground Floor Lab

“Runway 69” Staged Reading in Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 4th, 2:00 pm
Santa Rosa Junior College Invitation Only

“Hot Night In The City”
Musical Performance

Tuesday, May 8th, 7:00 PM
Los Angeles Theater Company
514 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Hear Erin’s new work performed at this fundraiser for Playwrights Arena

“Runway 69” Staged Reading in New York

March 12-17, 2012
New Dramatists
424 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

“The Doctor’s Wife” Reading in Los Angeles

February, 2012
A new musical by Erin Kamler and Kate Stayman-London

For details and information email Erin

“Writing Back: Toward a Theory and Praxis of Musical Theater Intervention in Human Rights Discourse”
Paper and Musical Presentation

January 30 – February 1, 2012
Violence, Memory and Human Rights Conference
University of South Florida