We had a dream. A dream that web both shared with an unbridled passion. A dream that is still, thirty years later, in the making. A dream that will remain with us until we can dream no more.

I first became aware of the existence of Faridah Merican in 1979 when I was in Malaysia shooting a documentary for the Australian Armed Forces. Little did I know, at that time, that this remarkable woman who took my breathe away via the RTM National TV News was to eventually become my life partner and constant muse.

Five years later I returned to Malaysia to start up a film production company. Faridah’s and my paths crossed again; I suppose we were destined to be together because in 1989 we married and started up The Actors Studio. The rest, as they say, is history.

Not in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that we could possibly achieve so many wonderful things. It should be noted, however, that none of our success would have been possible without the support of so many caring and well-meaning individuals and organisations.

Joe & Faridah

Leading up to its 30th anniversary in 2019, The Actors Studio will be mounting an ambitious celebration from 2018 onwards, offering a glimpse of what is to come with over 20 exciting productions that are a wonderful reflection of its rich legacy.

However, to make our celebrations a reality, we are in need of your support.

To make a donation online, please click here. Alternatively, you can donate via cash or cheque too. Unfortunately, we are still unable to accept donation via credit card; this feature will be available in the near future.

Account Name: The Actors Studio Sdn. Bhd.
Bank: RHB
Account No: 2142 7700 0117 90
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan
51100 Kuala Lumpur

If you are making a cheque or cash deposit, do send the deposit slips to our Head of Department & Senior Production Manager, Easee Gan via Kindly indicate “Support #TAS30” in your slips to us.

If you have questions about our financial situation and our needs, please do not hesitate to contact our Group General Manager, Ian Chow, via or +603 4047 9013.