Co-Founders

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Dato’ Dr Faridah Merican, Executive Producer & Co-Founder

Known as the First Lady of Malaysian Theatre, Faridah’s early acting credits include such plays as ‘Lela Mayang’, ‘Tok Perak’, ‘Uda dan Dara’ and ‘Alang Rentak Seribu’, works that defined the Malaysian theatre in the 60s and 70s, and determined the direction that theatre would take in the next few decades.

In the early 60s, she joined Radio and TV Malaysia. Simultaneously, she was involved in the formative years of Malaysian Advertising, and served on the Board of Ogilvy & Mather for several years. She also sits on the board of several other institutions.

In 1989, Faridah co-founded The Actors Studio with her husband Joe Hasham OAM. In June of 2003, floods destroyed the entire complex of The Actors Studio in Plaza Putra, Dataran Merdeka. Out of that devastation, Faridah’s ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude generated yet another ground-breaking event – the birth of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, set up by the YTL Group, Yayasan Budi Penyayang and The Actors Studio.

Over the years, Faridah has been awarded the Ahli Mangku Negara in 1973, the Darjah Johan Negeri in 2001, the Johan Setia Mahkota in 2004, the BOH Cameronian Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005, Faridah was conferred the ‘Darjah Dato’ Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar by the Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan on the occasion of His Highness’ 83rd Birthday. The following year, she received an Honorary Master of Letters at University Sains Malaysia’s 35th Convocation. Finally in 2014, Faridah received the Outstanding Achievement award under the Arts, Culture and Entertainment category from the Inaugural Malaysian Women of Excellence Awards. In 2011, she co-founded the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) which operated until 2022. Faridah now sits on The Laureate Advisory Board.

She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in the Arts by Taylor’s University in 2018. Faridah is currently the Adjunct Professor & Programme Development Director of TUTAS, Malaysia’s first performing arts conservatory degree programme by The Actors Studio and Taylor’s University.

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Joe Hasham OAM, Artistic Director & Co-Founder

Joe was born in Tripoli, Lebanon, did his schooling in Sydney, Australia, moved to Malaysia in 1984 and is now a proud permanent resident of his adopted country. Joe is Artistic Director of The Actors Studio, which he set up with his wife Faridah in 1989, and also Artistic Director of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). In 2011, he co-founded the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) which operated until 2022. Joe is a graduate of NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) at the University of NSW, Sydney, Australia. Before he made the decision to come to Malaysia, he was one of the most sought after actors in Australia. Joe is a multi award winning film director, actor, writer and recording artist.

Joe was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), within the Australian Honours System “For Service to the performing arts through The Actors Studio (Malaysia) and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre; and, as an actor, writer, producer and director”. Joe is currently the Adjunct Professor & Programme Artistic Director of TUTAS, Malaysia’s first performing arts conservatory degree programme by The Actors Studio and Taylor’s University.

Joe was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), within the Australian Honours System “For Service to the performing arts through The Actors Studio (Malaysia) and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre; and, as an actor, writer, producer and director”.

Joe is currently the Adjunct Professor & Programme Artistic Director of TUTAS, Malaysia’s first performing arts conservatory degree programme by The Actors Studio and Taylor’s University.

Residents

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Tung Jit Yang, Resident Director

Tung Jit Yang is a theatre performer and director. He is an undergraduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is currently a director-in-residence at The Actors Studio Malaysia. He had the privilege of developing and performing “Beautiful Water” in Fujimi, Japan in 2018 and is honored to be performing it again. Past performing credits: “Wo(E)man” at the Asia Performing Arts Forum (Japan, 2018); “A Man for All Seasons” by Robert Bolt (Malaysia, 2019); “Plays Without Words & Action” by Juno Ooi Hoay Fern (Russia, 2019); he is also a member of Kuala Lumpur’s longest running improv comedy troupe – AIIA.

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Mark Beau de Silva, Senior Lecturer, Director and Writer

Mark’s first play Stories for Amah was directed in 2002 by Joe Hasham and garnered five Cameronian Arts Awards nominations including Best Original Script. Since then, Mark has written and directed many other plays namely 8 Ways to Lighten the Schoolbag, Oh My God, Bottom Top, Kaki Blue the Musical, Adam the Musical, and Big Head Potato Head which won 3 awards in the 2010 ADA Theatre Awards.

In 2009, Mark spent 3 months working with South Korean company Nottle Theatre on a devised piece, and staged his first play in Singapore; Mama’s Wedding with Action Theatre. In 2011, Mark won Best Director for the Short and Sweet Theatre Festival, and in 2013, the musical that he wrote Marrying Me won Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Cameronian Arts Awards. Mark won Best Director for the Short and Sweet Festival 2014 for Theatre Category and co-directed the musical Zak Zebra’s African Safari for children. In 2016 he co devised Still Taming with Ho Lee Ching, which toured Singapore and Russia.

Mark has been teaching in the performing arts since 2004. He was teaching in the performing arts programme in Sekolah Sri KDU until joining The Actors Studio Academy as facilitator and syllabus developer. Mark has conducted workshops for NGOs (drama therapy), teachers’ training institutions (drama as a tool for language learning), primary and secondary schools (private and public) and corporate training for various companies. His latest play Sisa Sisa received 7 nominations in the 2016 Cameronian Arts Awards. He recently completed his Masters in Performing Arts.

A Master’s of Performing Arts holder and recipient of The Edge Young Leaders Award 2019, Mark has almost two decades of experience teaching English and Drama. A Senior Lecturer of TUTAS Conservatory’s Bachelor of Performing Arts programme set up by Taylor’s University & The Actors Studio (Malaysia), Mark is currently a PhD candidate at UNIMAS.

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Ho Lee Ching, T4YP Creative Producer

Ho Lee Ching started dabbling in the performing arts when she joined Joe Hasham’s Acting for Beginners in 2008 and realised how much she wanted to pursue it after being a part of Theatre for Young People (T4YP) 2012. She is currently the Theatre for Young People (T4YP) Creative Producer.

To date, she has collaborated with Mark Beau de Silva for T4YP – Family (2017) and Still Taming & S’kolah (2016). For Omar Ali’s Kandang (2017), she was tasked as the Director of Movement. She also recently played Chou Suu Feng in Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm (2017) directed by none other than Dato’ Faridah Merican.

In September 2014, she had the opportunity to tour South Korea as part of Zak Zebra’s Malaysian Safari. Her other works include playing multiple characters in Sisa-Sisa (2015), the lead in The Taste of Water (2015), a short monologue performance – Aku Nak Jadi Bintang (2015) and Three Doors (2015) as part of klpac’s 10th Anniversary Director Showcase. She was also in Zak Zebra’s African Safari at klpac (2015), Never Eat Too Much Before Rapture (2014,2013), Marrying Me the Musical (2013), Romeo and Juliet (2013), Through the Looking Glass (2012), Dinnertime(2012), Heart’s Desire (2012) and Ismail, the Last Days (2008).

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Zhafir Muzani, Resident Choreographer & Actor

Mohd Zhafir Muzani bin Mohamad, who goes by the stage name of Zhafir Muzani, was born in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, and grew up in Lahad Datu, Sabah. He is now residing in Kuala Lumpur. Zhafir is an art activist who has always wanted to explore the world of acting and dance. He started off as a freelance dancer and made his debut as a TV actor in an educational sitcom ‘Oh My English!’ while pursuing his passion in dance.

He graduated with a Diploma in Film and Degree in Theatre from UiTM. He has joined many competitions such as SHORT+SWEET Dance at klpac under Khairul Azhar since 2013 and won ‘Best Male Dancer’ two years in a row (2016 & 2017). Besides that, he won the World Championship of Performing Arts (2011) in Los Angeles, USA, and also won in a few categories in dance and acting. Upon graduation, he has choreographed various dance works for UiTM events such as the opening for Malam Karyaone Awards (2017) and Dhendham Tresno Musical (2018). He loves Javanese and Balinese dance and has travelled to Jogjakarta, Indonesia, to learn both art forms. He tries to spread the beauty of Indonesian dance in Malaysia whenever he can. Now he serves as an in-house Resident Choreographer and Actor with The Actors Studio.

His theatre credits include Oedipus (2010), Muzikal Destini Anak Bangsa (2013), Kampung Kemenyan (2014), Rasuk (2015), Buy 1 Free 1 (2015), Nawaitu (2017), Men In Heels (2018), Bollywood Dreams (2021). He directed the plays Dang Sri (2015) and Mere Behen Ki Shaadi Musical (2016) and his recent dance production is pragina : EMOSI (2021).

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Omar Ali, Resident Dramaturg and Programme Development

Trained as a graphic designer and copywriter, Omar stumbled onto the stage by accident, liked it, and decided to stay. He dabbles in a bit of acting, directing, dramaturgy and set design.

His recent adventures include Rashomon (Feb 2020), A Man For All Seasons (Dec 2019), Kandang (April 2019), IN/OUT (Jan 2019), Dato’ Seri (May 2018, Jun 2016), Yesterday Once More (March 2018), Kandang (Aug 2017), and Betrayal (Jun 2017).

In set design, he works alongside scenographer Yusman Mokhtar. Their recent works include The Taste of Water (Jul 2015), SuperMokh: The Musical (Nov 2013), Philadelphia, Here I come! (Jan 2013), and Paper Crane (Aug 2012) which won Best Set Design at the 2012 ADA Theatre Awards.

In 2013, Omar was awarded the Short+Sweet Festival Director’s Award, and in 2014, his group won Best Overall Production as well as the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence Award at the annual Short+Sweet Festival.

Omar currently works in development and dramaturgy with The Actors Studio and is currently trying his clumsy, miserable hands at writing and adulting.

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Lee Kok Leong, Resident Conductor & Music Director, klpac Orchestra

Kok Leong began his foray in the local orchestra scene as a violist. He has been involved in several orchestras including Friends of Strings Chamber, National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Galaxy Chamber Orchestra, klpac Orchestra, Penang Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), Kuala Lumpur City Hall Orchestra and RTM Orchestra. He is also actively involved in sacred classical concerts organised by Yin Qi.

He made his conducting debut with Galaxy Chamber Orchestra in 2005 and was appointed Resident Conductor from 2007 to 2011. In 2010, he became the training conductor for the klpac Orchestra under the tutelage of the late Mr. Brian Tan, then Resident Conductor and Music Director of the orchestra. Later, he received conducting masterclasses from renowned pianist and conductor Mdm. Elaine Pao. As the conductor of Friends of Strings Chamber since 2014, he conducts their annual concert. Besides conducting, he is frequently engaged in ensemble playing and sharing his passion in music with his friends. He is now the Music Director and Resident Conductor of the klpac Orchestra since 2015.
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Cheryl Mah, Resident Conductor & Music Director, klpac Symphonic Band

Graduated from Elder Conservatorium of Music (Australia) with concurrent majors in Piano Performance and Music Education, Cheryl Mah completed Performance-based Master Degree in Conducting and Directorship from Salford University (England, UK) under tutelages of Professor Dr. David King and the late Dr. Roy Newsome, specializing in Brass Band Conducting.

An active music educator, Cheryl conducts UCSI University Orchestra (Malaysia) in regular concert performances, and has been the creative director and resident conductor of the award-winning ensemble Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) Symphonic Band since 2011.

Apart from directing various ensembles, Cheryl co-founded the Birdian Saxophone Quartet in 2000, based in Kuala Lumpur, where she plays the baritone saxophone. The quartet initiated the “Chamber Wind Project” since 2012, featuring distinguished chamber wind ensembles from the region. An up-to-date of five instalments have since received significant recognition in promoting the growth of wind chamber playing to the wider community.

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Andrea Sim, Resident Conductor & Music Director, klpac String Orchestra

Andrea Sim is a diverse musician whose passion for music extends to its many disciplines, leading to her appointment as music director and principal conductor of the klpac String Orchestra in 2021.

Her orchestral experience includes playing as concertmaster for the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, UCSI University Orchestra and klpac Orchestra, and she has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Kamerata Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Opera Orchestra, Yin Qi Festival Orchestra, Selangor Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Young Artist Orchestra in Vienna.

It is Andrea’s belief that music should be shared and experienced by people all over, inspiring the very first UCSI University Orchestra tour in 2018 which she organised and led. The following year, she also conducted the orchestra during UCSI University’s Institute of Music’s showcase. She is passionate about education, and has been the assistant orchestra coach for the Eugene Pook Orchestra Academy, a pre-camp tutor for the Miri Tutti Project 2.0 Outreach Program in Miri, Sarawak, and led the violin and string sectionals of the UCSI University Orchestra during her two years as concertmaster. She has also been invited to give a violin masterclass for the violinists of the NSO’s Genius Seni Muzik programme.

Andrea graduated with first class honours on a full scholarship from UCSI University’s Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Classical Music (Hons) degree majoring in classical violin performance under the tutelage of Mr. Ergys Koni and studied in Vienna’s Prayner Konservatorium with Anna Kandinskaya and Barbara Gorzynsky. She is currently under the conducting mentorship of Mr. Lee Kok Leong.

Theatre Management

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Ian Chow, Group General Manager

Ian is currently the Group General Manager of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) and The Actors Studio Malaysia as well as the Production Director of the Young Choral Academy. Since his foray into the arts in 2002, he has been involved in more than 100 local productions in various creative and management roles from producing to directing to performing as well as stage and production management.

His desire to help budding singer-songwriters and to develop new performing platforms led him to produce a series of acoustic gigs and CD compilations from 2004 till now.

In 2008, he released his collaborative album with another fellow singer-songwriter followed by his debut solo album Issues#01 in 2010. From then til now, Ian has ventured into other collaborations including The Two Chinese Who Barely Made It and Lelaki 2.5. He has been appearing in Life Sdn Bhd series since 2005 and among his other notable music works include Malaysian Girls the Musical (2012) and One Thousand Million Smiles: A Tribute to Sudirman (2016 / 2017).

In 2013, Ian made his directorial debut in Period by the Young KL Singers and once again returned to the director’s chair in their following productions, Incantations, Shakespeare Does the Bard, YKLS Rocks and the award-winning production Aurora: Tribute to Bjork from 2014 onwards. Another notable production he has directed include klpac Symphonic Band’s Let’s Rock (2017 & 2019). He has helmed the post of Musical Director for the production of Lelaki 2.5 Out of the Closet (2015), Shakespeare’s Sonnets (2016), Yesterday Once More (2018) and is currently the Festival Director of Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival.

On the private sector side, Ian is the co-owner of GameOn.com Sdn Bhd since 2010. He is a guitar plectrum (pick) freak and has over 1,500 different picks in his collection to date.

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Lawrence Selvaraj, Assistant General Manager – Theatre & Technical Management

Lawrence joined klpac on 2 May 2005 as its Academy Admin Assistant. He then switched over to the Theatre Management team and slowly rose through the ranks from Coordinator to Supervisor and finally Assistant Theatre Manager before a year-long break to explore Australia and New Zealand. He returned as klpac’s Company Stage Manager / Assistant Technical Manager in 2014 and stage managed shows like Uda & Dara the Musical, Sinbad the Musical, Frankenstein in Love, Tunku! The Musical, Ismail! The Last Days, SHORT+SWEET Malaysia festival, just to name a few. Presently, Lawrence is klpac’s Assistant General Manager. The avid Star Wars fan has also explored all four corners and borders of Peninsular Malaysia using only old roads and off roads (no highways) with a 1981 Series III, Land Rover.

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Harsvini Loganathan, Front of House & Theatre Supervisor

Probably, the first person you would see before entering the theatre. Harsvini, also known as Vini joined the klpac family in May 2022.With experience working as a production assistant for advertisement projects & productions outside of klpac, she currently serves as the Front-of-House & Theatre Supervisor.

Jennifer Patsy, Box Office Supervisor

Vaideggy, Box Office Executive

Maintenance

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Selwarajoo, Maintenance Supervisor 

Selva graduated with a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from FIT and joined the klpac family in 2011 as a Maintenance Officer. He has just been promoted to Maintenance Supervisor, overseeing the daily operations, upkeep and maintenance of the arts centre. His favourite saying? If you care for your machines then the machine will take care of you!

Jayaganesh Ramankrishnan, Maintenance Team

Technical

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Mike Thomas, Head of Department & Technical Manager

Mike Thomas started his career as Assistant Sound Engineer in 1990 at Scat Productions Sdn Bhd, established by Malaysia’s number one jazz pianist, Michael Veerapen. Later on, Mike became the Chief Engineer cum Studio Manager with the said studio for the following 13 years. Experienced in recording, mixing jingles and voice-over for commercials, he has also recorded various renowned recording artists in Malaysia including Zainal Abidin (Hijau), Sheila Majid (Ikhlas Tapi Jauh), Sudirman (an album recorded halfway before his passing), Francisca Peters (Setinggi Angkasa), Pictures (Michael Veerapen) and many more. From 1991, Mike started to venture into live sound and sound design for events, bands and theatre productions. To date, he has been involved in more than 100 bands, events and theatre shows with various local and international touring companies. He has received two BOH Cameronian Awards nominations, Frankenstein in Love in 2006 and Electric Beckett in 2007. Some other notable productions he has worked on includes Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm, Broken Bridges, The Swimming Instructor, Bernada Alba, Lelaki 2.5’s Out of the Closet, Live @ The Actors Studio series and much more. Mike is currently leading the technical team at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) since 2006 not only in the aspect of sound but also rigging, lighting and visual projection. In his role as Technical Manager, Mike also looks after the technical administration of the arts centre including the day to day operations.

Mathanakumar Murthi, Technical Supervisor

Helmi, Technician

Production & Stage Management

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Easee Gan, Assistant General Manager – Admin, Finance & Production

Easee Gan is a PhD candidate in Performing Arts at the Faculty of Creative Arts, Universiti Malaya. He graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Performing Arts (Drama) from Universiti Malaya, under the Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (BTAR) and is currently the Assistant General Manager (Production, Admin & Finance) of The Actors Studio (Malaysia) and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). He has been actively involved in producing a whole host of award-winning Malaysian theatre productions and festivals. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of MUKA Space which has presented more than 30 productions that have won over 50 awards since 2013. Easee was nominated as Best Supporting Male Actor in the 9th ADA Award 2010 for his performance in Big Head and Potato Head, directed by Mark Beau de Silva. Besides his practice in theatre, his current research focuses on arts management and the development of Malaysian theatre. He is a co-producer of Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival and Advisor of Short+Sweet Malaysia. Furthermore, he is a co-founder of UNIMA Malaysia, Malaysian Puppetry Association (MPA), Performing Arts Malaysia Drama Archive (PAMDA), Dominant Music Studio and ACX Productions. Recent directing works include Journey, The Tempest, The Fisherman and His Soul, Fiery Family 2.0, Da Ji, Grandpa’s Papaya Tree, UDARA, Mr. Noisy, YOLO, The Guardian, The Story of Ah Loy and Cabaret Series: Golden Melody.

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Catherine, Production Stage Manager

A graduate from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Catherine obtained her Bachelor in Communications in 2018, majoring in journalism and minoring in management. She was involved in a few show productions during her university days and found her passion in stage management. A dreamer in heart, she hopes to be in New York City working as a backstage crew in Broadway shows.

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Yeo, Production Stage Manager

Yeo Kok Wei graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama from University of Malaya. He then joined The Actors Studio in 2020. With his performing arts background, he enjoys working on the ground and never stops learning about theatre. His first practical experience was working as a Stage Manager for Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican’s Bollywood Dreams (2021). Then, he went on to work as a Production Stage Manager for Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican’s Life Sdn Bhd: Differences (2021). The show list continues with Experiencing Usman Awang (2021), pragina : EMOSI (2021), and Suka+Duka《爱与失》(2021).

Marketing

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Ang Yue May, General Manager – Marketing Communications

Yue May started her career in the IT industry doing marketing communications. Two years later, she decided she wanted something different. She chanced upon an opening for a publicist at klpac and made the jump from IT to the arts. That was back in 2005. As klpac celebrates its anniversary each year, she is blessed to have the chance to continue to grow with the organisation and the team. Some of her fondest memories include kickstarting klpac’s very own Open Day and being on the organising committee of the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Currently, she heads the Marketing and Communications department and continues to enjoy working behind-the-scenes to further Joe and Faridah’s vision to develop the arts in Malaysia.
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Joel Wong, Senior Art Director

Handles all the design and layout of printed materials (posters, leaflets) and static images for shows and the venue. If it’s presented by klpac or The Actors Studio, most likely it’s by him.

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Maggie Ong, Publicity and Marketing Manager

Maggie graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business (Accounting) degree from HELP University (Malaysia) in 2013. During her university years, she started volunteering for performing arts events and it was then that she discovered her passion for the performing arts. She then joined Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) in 2013 as a media and public relations officer. She has worked with DPAC extensively on all their major festivals and productions. Then, Maggie decided to broaden her horizon and stepped out as a project manager for Checkmate Creative from 2017 to 2018, to further explore the field of the performing arts. In 2019, she embarked on a new adventure and joined The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) and is now its Publicity & Marketing Manager.

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Coebar Abel, Creative Producer

A few years into making his rounds within the local music scene, Coebar Abel first performed in theatre as an extra for Omar Ali’s Dato’ Seri (2016). From then onwards, he has done live music, sound design, projection work, and acting for a variety of productions such as Joe Hasham’s Betrayal (2017) and Rashomon (2020), Omar Ali’s Kandang (2017, 2019), Tung Jit Yang’s Riwayat (2017) and Losertown (2017), Ho Lee Ching’s OCD (2018) and IN/OUT (2019), and Kelvin Wong’s indicinelive! (2018, 2019). He has also produced small serial shows such as Intim Sessions, Malam Sayu Berpuisi, and Pecah Kaca Pecah Gelas. At the moment, he is committed to producing intimate shows, making music with Francoe, and completing multimedia works as The Actors Studio’s designated “Creative Producer”.
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Vishallini Vikram Gopal, Publicist

Visha graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communication Studies. She joined the klpac team in March 2020, right before the Movement Control Order took place. With a graphic design background, she has now become a jill-of-all-trades dabbling in photography, content writing, public relations, social media management and more. Publicity aside, she also helps run its shop Barang Best @ klpac and klpac’s Backstage Bites experiential programme.

Security

Mahen, Security Manager

Balu, Security Supervisor

Chandran, Senior Security Officer

Uncle Bala – Security Officer

Rajan, Security Officer

Administration

Farah Nadia Binti Abdullah, Admin Executive & Personal Assistant to Artistic Director

Esther Kuan, Assistant Account Manager

Darlena Tong, Secretary to Executive Producer

Naomi Lim, TUTAS Coordinator

TAS Academy

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Kimmy Kiew, Head of Academy

A theatre graduate from the Malaysian Institute of Arts, Kimmy has more than 20 years of experience in the arts having worked as a front-of-house supervisor, publicist, producer, educator, actor and director.

She was a Publicist and Associate Producer with Gardner & Wife Theatre Company before joining klpac as Director in-Residence from 2010 to 2012. She has participated in the ASEAN-Japan Exchange (2003) in Tokyo, CPI (2007) in Seoul and Tamsui Arts Carnival 2010 in Taiwan. Kimmy’s production of “The Bear” (2003) won Best Production at the 2nd ADA Awards and she was named Best Actress at the BMW Shorties Awards 2008. 

A mother to a ten year old, she has shifted her focus to arts education in the past decade. She has been a speech and drama facilitator at The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac, Never-ending Story Education, Earth Tone Dance Academy and several other kindergartens. In 2018, Kimmy directed “Journey of a Baby Butterfly”, the very first baby theatre in Malaysia produced by Hong Jie Jie Workstation.  

She is delighted to continue her passion as the Creative Head of The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac.

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