Come join us this school holidays with TAS Academy @ klpac as we welcome you to our specialized speech and drama programmes!

Whether or you are new to the performing arts or have taken our courses before, we have short, exciting, and intensive programmes for students ages 4 – 12 years of age.

How will it work? All programmes will take place in the digital space. Students will be given Zoom links to follow upon registration for their given class dates and times. Our teachers have crafted the syllabus and programmes for the online medium to best nurture and educate students and their creative potentials.

Is this part of our annual year-long Speech & Drama Programme? This is an addition to our Speech and Drama Programme! Registrations for our annual year-long programme for 2022 will be open soon. Keep a lookout for updates.

Our School Holiday Programmes below:

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“Storytelling for Little Storytellers” with Teacher Adam Hamizan

What is it about? In this 4-day programmes, students will be taken through an A-Z course on the basics of storytelling. From the types of stories told, to how to express it in writing, and finally telling and bringing to life these brilliant new stories.
Age group: 7 – 12 years old
Class size*: 5 students min – 10 students max
Dates (Time): Dec 11,12,18,19 @ 10am – 12pm
Total hours: 8 hours
Price: RM300
*If student numbers are not met, the programme may not commence. No payment required until first day of programme.
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 A Christmas Themed Adventure: “Journey into the Caves of Wonder!” with Teacher Vicky Ang

What is it about?
A creative 5-day online thematic journey exercising the wonders of the imagination through the imagery and metaphor of the Caves of Wonder! Students will explore various drama and English learning concepts such as pantomiming, poetry appreciation, basic acting skills, reading with expression, play script writing, among others.
Age group:
4 – 6 years old
Class size*: 5 students min
Dates (Time):
Dec 20, 21, 22, 23 @ 10am – 12pm
Total hours: 8 hours
Price:
RM280
*If student numbers are not met, the programme may not commence. No payment required until first day of programme.

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Movement Stories: A Fundraising School Holiday Programme with Teacher Nala

Teacher Nala who was here at the beginnings of TAS Academy will be graciously returning to run two online school holiday programmes as a fundraiser towards our Covid-19 Relief Fund! Now based in India, Teacher Nala is a Drama and English Teacher for private and international schools. All proceeds from this 5-day programme “Movement Stories” will go to maintaining the Academy and klpac.

What is it? Movement Stories is a programme in which a series of short stories are introduced, and children will have the opportunity to express themselves with their whole body and movements. This programme is imaginative and explores active storytelling that encourages children to practice concepts through their bodies and expression. The selected texts are based on kinaesthetic educational theory and movement pedagogy that help soft-skills and physical development, while having lots of FUN!

How does it work? Movement Stories for 3 – 6 and Movements Stories for 7 – 12 will take place on Zoom for five and four days respectively. Students should be punctual, wear comfortable clothes, have water nearby, and be ready to engage and have fun.

Dates and Times:
Movement Stories for 3 – 6 yo: Dec 13 – 17 @ 10am – 10.45am [Total Hours: 4hrs]
Movement Stoies for 7 – 12 yo: Dec 20 – 23 @ 10am – 11am [Total Hours: 4hrs]

Pricing (all funds go to our covid-19 relief fund):
Movement Stories for 3 – 6 yo: RM150
Movement Stories for 7 – 12 yo: RM180

Class size:
Min 4 – Max 16
*If student numbers are not met, the programme may not commence

Speech & Drama Programme 2021 by The Actors Studio Academy @klpac

What is it?
The semester-based, year-long programme introduces students to the magic of storytelling, exercising the imagination, performing for an audience in a group and by themselves, and aims to nurture every students’ sense of self, relations to one another and the world, and the expressions of the two through Speech & Drama.

Click here to download our latest brochure.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

How does it work?
Speech & Drama @ TAS Academy is catered for students 7 – 18 years of age, with three semesters in a year. Our teachers and students will explore the evocative language and performance of poetry, dialogue and scenes, monologues and solos, song and music, movement and dance, creating their own work and appreciating the classics. Theatre games to build relationships between classmates, to encourage group play and self-confidence and awareness, is a fundamental pillar to our approach. We strive to create an environment that nourishes and encourages our innate creative potentials.

What about for returning students?
A returning student is one who has completed a full year with us at TAS Academy. Not only do returning students repeat, hone, and sharpen the fundamental skills introduced to them in their first year, but they will also be introduced to the more complex and challenging approaches and material of Speech and Drama. Our returning students have explored creating their own performances (devising theatre, creative writing), rehearsing and performing musical theatre (song, dance, acting), and have had opportunities to audition for TV and the stage.

“Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.” – Gloria Steinem

What about this pandemic?
Having worked through the covid-19 pandemic of 2020, our teaching team is prepared and aim to work adaptively and flexibly. The syllabus and approach to our Speech & Drama Programme for 2021 is ready to be taught either online or in-person. We always aim to have classes face-to-face with the appropriate SOPs in place, but in the event of lockdowns, and safety concerns, lessons and classes will transition into the online space, to which our teaching team is prepared and have specifically designed their syllabus for.

I am interested! What are the dates?
Our courses run once a week on either Saturday or Sunday, your choice, for 10 weeks per semester. First year or new students have classes in the mornings; returning students have classes in the afternoons. Please find the details below.
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Day: Saturday
Sem 1: Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr 10, 17 24
Sem 2: Jun 12, 19, 26 Jul 3, 10, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Sem 3: Sep
25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Day: Sunday
Sem 1: Feb
7, 21, 28 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 11, 18, 25
Sem 2: Jun 13, 20, 27 Jul 4, 11 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sem 3: Sep
26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
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First Year Students (Morning)
Class Grouping and Time*:
Group A: 7 – 8 yrs @ 10.00am – 11.30am
Group B: 9 – 12 yrs @ 10.15am – 11.45am
Group C: 13 – 18 yrs @ 10.30am – 12.00pm
Course Fee: RM450 per semester
Registration Fee: RM50 (one time)

Returning Students (Afternoon)
Class Grouping and Time*:
Group D: 8 – 9 yrs @ 12.15pm – 1.45pm
Group E: 10 – 12 yrs @ 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Group F: 13 – 18 yrs @ 12.45pm – 2.15pm
Course Fee: RM500 per semester

*Timing subject to minor adjustments.

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How do I register and pay the fees?

You can find our registration page here. Upon successful registration, you will receive an email confirmation regarding payment. Once we have received your payment and registration form, if classes are online, we will provide students with the method to log into our virtual studios for their classes.

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Some frequently asked questions regarding the pandemic:

For Semester 2, will classes start online or face-to-face?
Due to the full lockdown announced (June 1 – June 14, 2021). Semester 2 will begin online via Zoom. All registered students will receive a Zoom link for classes commencing June 12/13, 2021.

Will classes then move to in-person classes at klpac?
If/when the MCO is lifted, the number of cases are trending downwards, and we can conduct in-person classes within our premises safely, students will be notified at least 1-2 weeks in advance before we transition to physical classes.

How if I want to stay with my online classes even though we can go back to face-to-face classes?
For students and parents who would prefer online classes, we are excited to announce our Online Only Option for semesters 2 and 3. Information is available below in the relevant tabs.

 

Have more questions or concerns? Do not hesitate in reaching out to us!
TAS Academy @ klpac | academy@klpac.org |
Tung Jit Yang, Creative Head | jit@theactorsstudio.com.my | 018 – 203 0121
Adam Hamizan, Academy Administrator | adam@klpac.org | 014 – 646 7587

Preschool Speech & Drama Programme 2021 by The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac

What is it?
The semester-based, year-long programme introduces students to the magic of storytelling, exercising the imagination, performing for an audience in a group and by themselves, and aims to nurture every students’ sense of self, relations to one another and the world, and the expressions of the two through Speech & Drama.

Click here to download our latest brochure.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

How does it work?
The preschool Speech & Drama @ TAS Academy programme is catered for students 3 – 6 years of age, with three semesters in a year. Our teachers and students will explore the evocative language and performance of poetry, dialogue and scenes, song and music, creative use of the body, even creating their own sketches and plays. Theatre games to build relationships between classmates, to encourage group play, self-confidence, and awareness, is a fundamental pillar to our approach. We strive to create an environment that nourishes and encourages our students’ innate creative potentials.

“Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.” – Gloria Steinem

What about this pandemic?
Having worked through the covid-19 pandemic of 2020, our teaching team is prepared and aim to work adaptively and flexibly. The syllabus and approach to our Speech & Drama Programme for 2021 is ready to be taught either online or in-person. We always aim to have classes face-to-face with the appropriate SOPs in place, but in the event of lockdowns, and safety concerns, lessons and classes will transition into the online space, to which our teaching team is prepared and have specifically designed their syllabus for.

I am interested! What are the dates?
Our courses run once a week on either Saturday or Sunday, your choice, for 10 weeks per semester. Please find the details below.

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Day: Saturday
Sem 1: Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr 10, 17 24
Sem 2: Jun 12, 19, 26 Jul 3, 10, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Sem 3: Sep
25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Day: Sunday
Sem 1: Feb
7, 21, 28 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 11, 18, 25
Sem 2: Jun 13, 20, 27 Jul 4, 11 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sem 3: Sep
26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Class Grouping and Time:
Group A: 3 – 4 yrs @ 9.45am – 10.45am
Group B: 5 – 6 yrs @ 11.00am – 12pm
Group C: 6 yrs @ 1pm – 2pm

Course Fee: RM300 per semester
Registration Fee (new students only): RM50

*Timing subject to minor adjustments.

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How do I register and pay the fees?

You can find our registration page here. Upon successful registration, you will receive an email confirmation regarding payment. Once we have received your payment and registration form, if classes are online, we will provide students with the method to log into our virtual studios for their classes.

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Some frequently asked questions regarding the pandemic:

For Semester 2, will classes start online or face-to-face?
Due to the full lockdown announced (June 1 – June 14, 2021). Semester 2 will begin online via Zoom. All registered students will receive a Zoom link for classes commencing June 12/13, 2021.

Will classes then move to in-person classes at klpac?
If/when the MCO is lifted, the number of cases are trending downwards, and we can conduct in-person classes within our premises safely, students will be notified at least 1-2 weeks in advance before we transition to physical classes.

How if I want to stay with my online classes even though we can go back to face-to-face classes?
For students and parents who would prefer online classes, we are excited to announce our Online Only Option for semesters 2 and 3. Information is available below in the relevant tabs.

 

Have more questions or concerns? Do not hesitate in reaching out to us!
TAS Academy @ klpac | academy@klpac.org |
Tung Jit Yang, Creative Head | jit@theactorsstudio.com.my | 018 – 203 0121
Adam Hamizan, Academy Administrator | adam@klpac.org | 014 – 646 7587

With the current pandemic rearing it’s ugly head, Speech & Drama @ TAS Academy now has a new Online-Only option! This option will be fully online throughout the semester with no chance of transitioning to in-person classes. We understand the reluctance of some to enrol in our courses on a face-to-face capacity and therefore decided to introduce our new option as a safe and viable one.

How does it work?
Over 10 weekends, teachers will explore with students and participants the beauty of performing through poetry, dialogues and scenes, and monologues and solos, all while creating their own work and appreciating the classics. Theatre games will be played to build a sense of camaraderie between classmates and encourage self confidence and open-mindedness, aspects which are heavily leaned on in our teaching approach. Through this Online-Only option, we strive to keep the magic of storytelling and the training and development in the performing arts alive and thriving in the online space.

I am interested! What are the dates?
Our programme will take place once a week on either Saturday or Sunday, your choice, for 10 weeks per semester. All classes will be conducted via Zoom. Registered students will receive all relevant information upon registration and payment.

Please find our schedule for the Online Only Option below:

Day: Saturday
Sem 2: Jun 12, 19, 26 Jul 3, 10, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Sem 3: Sep 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Day: Sunday
Sem 2: Jun 13, 20, 27 Jul 4, 11 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sem 3: Sep 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Class Grouping/Time, Sizes, and Price:
Preschool @ 10am – 11am (3 – 6 yrs)
Class size: Min. 4 students – Max. 10 students
Course Fee: RM300 per semester

Speech & Drama
@ 10am – 11.30am (7 – 12 yrs)
@ 10.15am – 11.45am (13 – 18 yrs)
Class size: Min. 4 students – Max. 10 students
Course Fee: RM450 per semester

Have more questions or concerns? Do not hesitate in reaching out to us!
TAS Academy @ klpac | academy@klpac.org |
Tung Jit Yang, Creative Head | jit@theactorsstudio.com.my | 018 – 203 0121
Adam Hamizan, Academy Administrator | adam@klpac.org | 014 – 646 7587

Academy Workshop Series

S.O.S! Merging Psychological and Dramatic Techniques To Manage Mental Health Issues

An interactive workshop by Pang Chia Yee (MA Counselling), assisted by Mark Beau de Silva (MA Performing Arts)

Whether you are an educator, or a parent, caring for your young one’s mental health can be challenging. Faced with isolation during the pandemic, the importance of mental health is now more important than ever. This workshop jointly conducted by our experienced and qualified academics, Ms. Pang Chia Yee and Mr. Mark Beau de Silva, from Taylor’s University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences will entail hands – on activities incorporating mental health issues and dramatic techniques. The session will integrate psychological practices to identify emotional and mental stress, and highlight performing arts practices and activities on how to encourage and use expression to cope with isolation, stress, and other negative feelings. Over the past year, Ms. Pang Chia Yee and Mr. Mark have discovered innovations in teaching that they have used to not just educate in their respective disciplines, but to understand and help their students navigate this challenging time through an integrated approach.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify learners who might be going through mental stress, by looking out for signs.
  • Reach out to learners who might be going through mental stress, by using the right words/ jargon.
  • Conduct simple exercises and activities to alleviate mental stress, inspired by psychological practices and dramatic techniques.

This workshop is an effort by the Taylor’s University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to support the klpac & TAS #savethearts campaign.

Date & Time: 21 August 2021 (Saturday), 10am – 12pm (Total 2 hours)

#Online: Workshop will be conducted via Zoom.

Fee:
RM50 / pax
RM25 / pax (For students only)

Register here.

 

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How to Teach Creatively Online 

A Workshop for English & Drama Teachers

Join Mark Beau de Silva as he shares his creative online teaching methodologies. Facilitate creative exchange with your students by using technology & drama, their homes, and a whole lot of imagination!

A Master’s in 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), he is also a prolific writer and director with a host of multi-award winning productions under his belt.

This one-day only workshop for English and Drama teachers is part of klpac’s Covid-19 Emergency Relief fundraiser – all fees will go to #saveklpac. Due to the FMCO, klpac needs to urgently raise RM130,000 by July 2021.

Facilitator: Mark Beau de Silva (MA Performing Arts)

Date & Time: 17 July 2021 (Saturday), 10am – 12pm (Total 2 hours)

#Online: Workshop will be conducted via Zoom.

Fee:
RM80 / pax (1 pax)
RM65 / pax (3 pax)
RM50 / pax (10 pax or more)

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Academy Workshop Series – May & June

Coming to TAS Academy @ klpac this May is a series of intensive and specific workshops for adults led by some of Malaysia’s most exciting performing artists.

We are honoured to have these award-winning artistes on board to share their expertise in our first Workshop Series for 2021.

We hope you will take up the opportunity to gain insight into the varying approaches and processes of the performing arts.

Click here to download the brochure.

How does it work?

Participants will be led by working experts in their specific fields within the performing arts. All workshops have an in-person and online option. Classes with Mark Wong take place online as he is based in Melbourne, Australia.

In Person @theklpac: Workshops that take place @theklpac will be held at our studios at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.
#Online: Workshops that take place online will be conducted via Zoom.
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To commemorate the start to our Workshop Series, TAS Academy @ klpac is honored to have voice and speech coach Mark Wong conduct his one-day #Online fundraiser masterclass “Finding the Voice: Speak with Confidence”. Mark Wong is a master’s holder and an expert in his field of voice and speech, having trained and worked professionally in London and Australia. This masterclass is also a fundraiser for the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre and the Academy. All fees will go to klpac’s Covid-19 relief fund and serves to #saveklpac, thank you Mark Wong for your generosity and support for what we do here at klpac and the Academy.

Finding the Voice: Speak with Confidence – A Fundraiser Masterclass with Mark Wong

“Come with the willingness to learn, have fun, and most importantly, not be afraid of making mistakes.”

What is it about?

This 3-hour introductory voice workshop aims to break any myths or misunderstandings around voice training and voice work. Participants will be equipped with simple but practical tools to help them speak with more clarity, certainty, and confidence. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the voice works; how to speak with greater clarity in a variety of contexts; and will learn the techniques and approaches to prepare themselves vocally before a speaking engagement.

How does it work?

This intensive 1 session masterclass will take place #Online and all fees paid will go to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s Covid-19 relief fund. You can either join as a Participant in this exciting masterclass on voice and speech or join as an Observer -learning as you watch Mark work with the Participants.

Age group: 16 & up
Class size: 8 students min. – 20 students max | Unlimited for observers
Participants need not have any prior performing and training experience when applying

#Online: Saturday, May 8 @ 10am – 1pm (KL GMT +8)

Total hours: 3 hours
Price: RM120 (for Participants) | RM60 (for Observers) | – all fees go to klpac’s Covid-19 Relief Fund

Meet your teacher:
Mark is a Malaysian-born, UK-trained, and Melbourne-based voice and speech coach. He holds an MA (Master of Arts) in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and teaches Speech and Communication at The University of Melbourne. He runs an active private home studio and regularly conducts voice and speech workshops around Australia and Asia.

Theatre productions that Mark has voice and dialect coached on include NEXT TO NORMAL (dir. Mark Taylor), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (dir. Stephen O’Neil), TITANIC: THE MUSICAL (dir. James Cutler), THE COLOR PURPLE (dir. Robbie Carmellotti), and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (dir. Chris Baldock). As a teacher, coach and mentor, Mark takes pride and joy not only in sharing his knowledge to his students, but also watching them grow into more successful versions of themselves.
Mark strongly believes in creating a safe and supportive yet playful environment for his students/clients to build rapport and encourage growth.
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Character Acting – The Physical Approaches to Transformation and Constructing Character with Jun Vinh Teoh

“The actor’s body is their first and most powerful means of expression.”

What is it about? 

This workshop will offer various perspectives to character creation, such as Laban’s physical gestures, vocalisation, costumes, and character study. This workshop will give actors a safe place to sketch, fail, learn from each other, and discover their unique strengths, as well as the joy and freedom in creating characters. Lead by actor and theatre-maker Teoh Jun Vinh, participants will find a sense of play, joy, and excitement in constructing characters for stage and film performance. Gaining the knowledge, awareness, and techniques necessary to transform themselves.

Age group: 18 & up
Class size: 4 students min. – 8 students max.
Participants should have prior performing and training experience when applying.

In Person @theklpac: Saturdays | May 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 3pm – 5pm or
#Online: Sundays | May 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 3pm – 5pm (KL GMT +8)

Total hours: 8 hours
Price: RM450

Meet your teacher:
Jun Vinh Teoh is a Malaysian actor-singer, educator, and theatre-maker who has been on stage since he was 13 – performing in plays, skits, musicals, and chamber choir in high school. He is an alumnus of klpac’s Theatre for Young People (T4YP) program (2014) and graduated with First Class Honours from LASALLE College of the Arts’ BA(Hons) Acting programme (2017) in Singapore.

He has travelled to Siena, Italy for the KL Shakespeare Players to collaborate with Topi Dalmata and Theatre Ash, co-directing and devising “Viaggo in Occidente” (2019).

Notable acting credits include Daniel in the mockumentary webseries Average Guys, Michael in Unity (1918) (dir. Tung Jit Yang), Ferdinand in David Glass’s Tempest (dir. David Glass), Cheng in Swipe Right (dir. Claire Wong), unnamed cast in OCD (dir. Ho Lee Ching), and Pompey in Measure for Measure (dir. Adam Marple).

Website: junvinhteoh.weebly.com
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Creating Worlds for the Stage – Discovering the Elements to Playwriting and the Musical with Terence Toh

“What makes some shows work and others not?”

What is it about?

In this Workshop, participants will examine and be introduced to the elements of story – plot, characters, setting, conflict – and will begin to learn combining these elements to create a play or musical script for the stage. Participants will gain an understanding of the elements of story and drama; how to create stories specifically for the stage and at the end of the Workshop, with work and commitment put in, participants will have a play or musical for their own staging.

Age group: 16 & up
Class size: 2 students min. – 8 students max.
Participants need not have any prior writing, performing, and/or training experience when applying.

In Person @theklpac: Saturdays | May 15, 22, 29, June 5 @ 11am – 1pm or
#Online: Sundays | May 16, 23, 30, June 6 @ 11am – 1pm (KL GMT +8)

Total hours: 8 hours
Price: RM450

Meet your teacher:
Terence Toh is an author, lyricist, playwright and journalist. He contributes lifestyle and arts articles to many local publications.

He has won Best Libretto (Lyrics and Script) at the Short and Sweet Musical festival three times. His short scripts have been performed in shows such as ‘Indicinelive IV’, ‘Tales from the Bedroom’, ‘4Love: Through the Decades’, ‘Indicinelive V’ and more.

He is one of five playwrights chosen for KLPAC’s ‘The New Play Project’ and his play ‘Restless’ was published in the anthology “The New Play Project: Book One” and received a public staged reading. Terence has also written two BOH Cameronian Arts Award-winning musicals, ‘Euphrasia The Musical’ (with Cheah Uihua) and ‘The Working Dead’, which earned him the Best Book and Best Original Score awards.
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Mastering Monologues- A Comprehensive Guide to Performing a Monologue with Farah Rani

“Embody words, find meaning in text… using substitutions and the imagination.”

What is it about?

Participants will be introduced to the foundations of performance technique and text analysis as well as practical tools in approaching professional material. Participants will learn the basic steps in approaching a monologue; discover the tools in embodying words and finding meaning in text. Participants will focus on the totality of a piece of a text and explore aspects of performance by charting a character’s journey from the beginning to the end of a monologue. This Workshop also gives experienced actors the freedom to work on material that is unfamiliar and to build on their foundation of technique.

Age group: 16 and up
Class size: 4 min. – 15 max.
Participants need not have any prior performing and training experience when applying.
Participants of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

#Online: Saturdays | May 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 3pm – 5pm (KL GMT +8)
In Person @theklpac: Sundays | May 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 3pm – 5pm

Total hours: 8 hours
Price: RM450

Meet your teacher:
Farah Rani is a Malaysian actress based in Kuala Lumpur. In her career spanning 15 years, Farah has been an avid theatre practitioner, having performed in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, and Australia.

A six-time recipient of Malaysia’s premier theatre award, Farah garnered wins at the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards as Best Supporting Actor (Nadirah, 2012), Best Performance by an Ensemble (Projek Disko Baldi, 2011) and two back-to-back wins in the category of Audience Choice for Projek Disko Baldi and Projek Disko Baldi in Love. The Language Archive and Kandang were also awarded the ‘Best Of’ Award at the 2016 and 2017 Boh Cameronian Arts Awards respectively.

On screen, Farah has been featured in Liew Seng Tat’s Flowers in the Pocket (as Cikgu Dara), Carmen Soo’s If Only (as Young Ira), Megat Sharizal’s Budak Baru (as Azlynn) , Prakash Murugiah’s Flashes (as Priscilla) and Dain Said’s Iman Untuk Bulan (as Ida).

​Farah was trained at the Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Website: farahrani.net
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The Performer’s Craft: Body, Voice, & Text – Exploring the Relationship between the Breath and the Spoken Word with Mark Wong

“Know how to speak with clarity, certainty, and authenticity”

What is it about?

In the first two sessions, participants will explore the relationship between the body, breath, and voice. Technical exploration will include posture and alignment work using the Alexander Technique principles, breathing, phonation, resonance and articulation. In the third and final session, participants will get to explore the connection between thought, emotion, breath, voice and spoken word. At the end, participants will be invited to perform a short piece of text (poem/monologue/public speech) to apply the skills they have learnt in context.

Age group: 18 & up
Class size: 8 students min. – 12 students max
Participants need not have any prior performing and training experience when applying

#Online: Saturdays, June 12, 19, 26 @ 10am – 1pm (KL GMT +8)

Total hours: 9 hours
Price: RM500

Meet your teacher:
Mark is a Malaysian-born, UK-trained, and Melbourne-based voice and speech coach. He holds an MA (Master of Arts) in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and teaches Speech and Communication at The University of Melbourne. He runs an active private home studio and regularly conducts voice and speech workshops around Australia and Asia.

Theatre productions that Mark has voice and dialect coached on include NEXT TO NORMAL (dir. Mark Taylor), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (dir. Stephen O’Neil), TITANIC: THE MUSICAL (dir. James Cutler), THE COLOR PURPLE (dir. Robbie Carmellotti), and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (dir. Chris Baldock). As a teacher, coach and mentor, Mark takes pride and joy not only in sharing his knowledge to his students, but also watching them grow into more successful versions of themselves. Mark strongly believes in creating a safe and supportive yet playful environment for his students/clients to build rapport and encourage growth.