Is it by giving money to the practitioners to be a full-time artist, or to attract new-audiences to come and watch theatre?
A lot of talks, discussions and meetings have taken place in 2017, about how can theatre companies in Malaysia survive. The initiative of holding meetings have been organized by a few organizations, such as Kakiseni, My Performing Arts Agency, the Ministry, and even among theatre practitioners themselves. During these meetings, the main topic discussed is ‘How can we reach sustainability in practicing performing arts’. The meetings conclude with a few methods on how some theatre companies sustain [...]
It is generally understood that when it comes to artistic expression, the original language of the work is the purest. However, the localization of art can be powerful and important as well. Many great pieces are translated works, e.g. Homer’s Iliad, that stands true ’til today as cultural landmarks. It informs us of a time long gone and allows us to explore deeper into the mythos and legends of Ancient Greece. But as a poetry epic, it loses its music. Joe Hasham OAM‘s Betrayal wishes to bring Harold Pinter to a Malay audience – so the question we’re asking today is, “did it work?”
Nobel Prize Literature winner, Harold Pinter, has been a huge influence on the British dramatist theatre scene, and multi-award winning director, Joe Hasham OAM feels like it’s time to bring that influence to a larger, local audience.