Ornanong Thaisriwong

"Golf"

  • PERFORMER

  • DIRECTOR

  • SCRIPTWRITER

  • PRODUCER

Ornanong Thaisriwong is an award-winning actress, writer, director and producer who graduated from the faculty of Sociology and Anthropology at Thammasat University. She began working in theatre in 1999 and joined B-Floor in 2002 after seeing "Crying Century." Since then she has performed in many B-Floor productions, most notably “Flu-O-Less-Sense” (2010), “Flu- Fool” (2011), “Taste of Curry” (2011), “(In)sensitivity” (2013) and “Ceci N'est Pas La Politique” (2015).

As a writer and director she created two solo shows, "Bang La Merd" (2012, 2015) and "Sawan Arcade" (2018) which received several awards from the Thai Section of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC – Thailand), including "Best Original Script of a Play / Performance" in 2012 for "Bang La Merd" and "Best Performance by a Female Artist" for "Sawan Arcade" in 2018. Moreover, in 2015 Ornanong was selected as one of 100 nominees for the Freedom of Expression Award by the UK-based Index of Censorship for "Bang La Merd," a production that the Thai junta dispatched soldiers to observe and record all performances. Most recently, The Bangkok Post listed "Bang La Merd" as the number one theatre production of the decade in a top ten theatre review.

Moreover, as a producer and performer, Ornanong's work has received numerous awards. She produced “Secret Keeper,” which won Best Art Direction by IATC-Thailand in 2015 and her ensemble performance in “(In)sensitivity” won Best Movement-Based Performance by IATC – Thailand in 2013. The Bangkok Theatre Festival highly awarded two shows she produced: “San Dan Ka” (Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Movement-Based Performance and Best Ensemble Performance, 2013) and “Blissfully Blind” (Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Movement-Based Performance and Best Ensemble Performance, 2017).

Beyond her work with B-Floor, Ornanong has also performed with many other Thai theatre companies and international collaborators, been featured in several Thai TV commercials and acted in films. In 2009 she won the Bangkok Theatre Festival award for Best Performer in her role as "Mali," in the collaborative Thailand-Japan Sao-Chao-Na project and Best Actress for her performance in "Madam Anna, Nipples, Macaron, Ponyangkam, and Basic Education" at the 18th Short Film Festival Thailand in 2014. She is also the co-owner of the delicious coffee shop "Sunday Morning - Cafe Nong Khaem."