If we do not tell our Malaysian stories who will?
The New Play Project aims to bring to the fore Kuala Lumpur’s storytellers, playwrights, and the stories that need to be told and heard by us, the contemporary audience.
This project, initiated by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat and facilitated by Director in-Residence Tung Jit Yang, started in 2017. Four playwrights were chosen and, over six months, they gathered weekly to work on their scripts while learning from the best of the best including Nam Ron, Haresh Sharma, and Jo Kukathas.
From 1 to 5 August, these 4 plays by Ridhwan Saidi, Adiwijaya Iskandar, Juno Hoay-Fern Ooi, and Terrence Toh will be showcased to the public for the very first time as Staged Readings. Be the first to hear some of KL’s newest stories for the theatre, ask the playwrights questions, purchase the anthology, and ideally plan to stage these very plays in your very own classrooms, and theatres.