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.
Our courses run once a week on either Saturday or Sunday, your choice, for 10 weeks per semester.
Feb 11 18 25 | Mar 4 11 25 | Apr 1 15 29 | May 6
Feb 12 19 26 | Mar 5 12 26 | Apr 2 16 30 | May 7
Group A (Sat): 9.45am – 10.45am
Group A (Sun): 11.00am – 12.00pm
RM350* per semester
*Registration For New Students: RM50
*RM20 off on registration fee for Eslite Malaysia members.
Call 03 – 4047 9036
WhatsApp Us at +60 18 266 3383
Click here to read more about speech & drama programme (7-18 yo).
To register your interest, please fill in the form here.
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.
1) 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.
2) Will classes be online or face-to-face?
We are excited to announce that classes will take place physically in our studios at klpac in 2022.
3) What are the SOPs for classes at klpac?
We would like to assure you that all our teachers and staff will be vaccinated, and only low risk, non-symptomatic individuals are allowed on the premises. Masks will be worn by teacher and students, social distancing will be maintained throughout the class, and a maximum number of 15 – 20 students only per class. Students will also be provided hand sanitization, and our studios are cleaned and sanitized before and after classes.
4) What if another lockdown or rise in cases happens?
We will look towards the relevant ministries for any changing SOPs with regards to case numbers and are ready to move classes online in the case of another lockdown.
Vicky Ang, Teacher
Passionate about educating young minds, Vicky holds a decade long educational record and specialises in working with young children, through creative English classes embodying creative drama and orations components, private tutoring, school holiday programmes, class
presentations and showcases, year end concerts, and live shows! Under her belt is also experience with children on the spectrum, through past homeschooling individuals.
Teaching with TAS Academy since 2015, Vicky enjoys exploring various drama and English learning concepts with young learners such as play script writing workshops, expressions + movements + basic acting workshops, pantomiming, poetry appreciation, story acting, craft making, among others.
Vicky strives to make the world a better place through embarking on educational journeys with the future generation.
Rebecca Bajok, Teacher
Rebecca Bajok, or better known as Becky, is an educator, facilitator and a color therapist. She believes that one can identify and enhance a child’s personality and strength through the form of arts, especially through their expression, creativity and activities. Currently, she is focusing on alternative education for children and teenagers. Arming herself with her past corporate experiences, she has now developed training programmes modules in creative learning for children to discover themselves through the arts.
Kimmy Kiew, Teacher
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. Since 2010, She has been a speech and drama facilitator at The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac, Never-ending Story Education, Earth Tone Dance Academy, Sasana Waldorf School 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.
Assistant Teacher, Aishwarya
Aishwarya (Aish) firmly believes that the formation of kind, intelligent and creative adults starts by encouraging children’s curiosity and passions in language and arts. She has been a volunteer teacher for primary school English and Science at the Selayang Harmony Refugee School and tutored pre-school English and Maths, primary Science and BM and SPM English Literature at Pro-Ed Education Centre Petaling Jaya. She has always been passionate about literature and creative writing and was awarded a first-class Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia, before going on to put her skills to work as a writer at a local arts magazine (The Daily Seni) and publicist at a food bank (The Lost Food Project).
Lennard, Assistant Teacher
Lennard’s love for all things performance began when he was in high school, where he participated in many drama competitions and shows all around his home state of Penang. After graduating with a Diploma in Drama & Visuals from New Era University College, he has since performed in various shows such as “Goodbye Mr. Detective” and “Ah Ma”, the latter which earned him a nomination for Best Leading Actor at the 17th ADA Drama Awards. He is also a member of ACT-ion Theatre, a Mandarin-language community theatre troupe based in the Klang Valley which has produced children shows such as “Earth·Water·Fire·Wind and “The Lower Depths”.
When he is not performing, Lennard shares his fondness for the stage with his students as a part-time lecturer at New Era University College and as a Drama Coach of Chung Ling High School, the place where it all began. Now, he looks forward to sharing his passion for the arts with The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac’s students.
Nephi, Assistant Teacher
Nephi is an actress and playwright who found her love for the arts early on in highschool through drama competitions. When she was 16, she staged her first play, “Di Kampung Tanjong” in klpac for Short + Sweet Theatre (2018) and she won the best newcomer. At 17, alongside her brother, they adapted Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries” for a Malaysian audience. Later on, she continued to hone her craft by joining klpac’s Theatre for Young People (T4YP) programme and was a member of the 2021 T4YP ensemble. More recently, she was part of Theatresauce’s Emerging Directors Showcase II titled “Children Should Not Play in the Dark Because They Might End Up Dead, or Worse, Lost” (2022).
Danniel , Assistant Teacher
Danniel Iskandar is a freelance actor, emcee, host, and moderator.
He started dabbling in the performing arts while he was studying at Taylor’s University where he completed ‘Foundations of Acting I’ and ‘Foundations of Acting II’ under the guidance of Ms. Pat Chan. He also auditioned and was selected to be part of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s (klpac) iconic Theatre for Young People (T4YP) programme and underwent intensive training from 2020 to 2021 which culminated in the acclaimed production of The Emperor’s New Clothes or How the Procession Has Got to Go On, directed by Tung Jit Yang, in 2022.
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre,
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan
off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
51100, Kuala Lumpur
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Ample free outdoor parking available.