Almost three decades ago, two people joined hands to pursue a dream. Unbeknownst to them, this dream of theirs has turned out to be a phenomenal driving force in continuing to redefine the arts landscape in Malaysia, helping it grow into the bustling industry it is today.
The duo is none other than husband-and-wife team Dato’ Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham OAM, Founders of The Actors Studio.
One can draw a close parallel between the major milestones in the development of Malaysian performing arts and the work of The Actors Studio whether it is the establishment of the country’s first privately-owned theatre underneath Dataran Merdeka to the formation of Malaysia’s first fully-integrated arts centre, klpac, followed by penangpac up North.
Seven venues on, hundreds of award-winning productions later, The Actors Studio has had a hand in nurturing thousands of artistes including many who are regarded as the crème de la crème of the industry today such as Patrick Teoh, the late Ramli Hassan, Fauziah Nawi and Tiara Jacquelina. It has presented almost 600 productions and over a million people have passed through the doors of its theatres.
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, do use our online payment gateway. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or 03 4047 9013.
5% of the donated amount will go to klpac’s as a token for using its online gateway. 2.9% of the donated amount will be paid to iPay for their administrative fee.
To read the general donation FAQ, kindly click here.