In the historical turnover of Government during the GE14, a wave of patriotism hit the nation, sending us into a state of euphoria. In our delight, the arts scene thrived, having sparked a new-found drive to create content, no longer censored. Thus, culminating in the many theatre productions revolving around the theme of a New Malaysia and hope.
Saya Anak Malaysia (Baru) is no different. However, it sends a slightly different message than the rest.
Hailed as the country’s longest-running arts, music and culture festival, Urbanscapes will be partnering up with Umobile for the Unlimited Grooves initiative to bring the best of the arts right to our city from the 3rd to the 18th of November 2018!
From the director who brought you the phenomenal Losertown, KLPAC’s The Actor’s Studio (TAS) Director-in-Residence Tung Jit Yang is back to debut his year-long project – The New Play Project: Book One. From the 1st to the 5th of August, patrons and long-time fans of the Malaysian theatre scene can attend staged readings with some of their favourite playwrights. It is a series of anthological plays that will feature a surreal and dystopic world from Ridhwan Saidi, Mautopia; a nostalgic and painful tale by Adiwijaya Iskandar, known as Mixtape for Maz; Juno Hoay-Fern Ooi’s dark physical theatre piece, Plays Without Words & Action; as well as Terence Toh’s comedic Restless.
Accompanying the spirit of a new Malaysia, theatrethreesixty is presenting #wearetheatrethreesixty2018, a 2018 edition of their annual wearethreesixty arts festival in the new reality of freedom of expression.
Taking place from the 19th of July until the 26th of August, the festival, which will be held at Lot’ng Space, will showcase 3 theatre productions. The productions will be performed by the nation’s rising artists as they perform a series of diverse theatrical productions.